Kids Garments and Textiles


Which Fabric will be best for making clothes for children (for babies as well as for older children)? This question always comes in our mind all the time. 

When a mom starts to make clothes she does not take that for herself – it always is first for her child. Finding the perfect fabric is one of the major hurdles she has to pass, especially as it is something that stays so close to her precious gem.

Textile facts for kids:

Textile, cloth, or fabrics are similar names for manufactured materials. They are mostly made by weaving or knitting fabrics together. It is mostly used to manufactures clothing or cover furniture.

Cloth can be made from natural fibers or man-made ones. Examples of natural fibers are silk, wool and cotton. Examples of man-made fibers are polyester, nylon and rayon.

Spindle (textiles) facts for kids:


spindle, it is also called a drop spindle , is a wooden spike or you can say shaft  that has at one end a weight, mostly a circular whorl.

Sometimes spindle textile has a hook at either end of the spike. It is used for spinning wool and other fibers into threads. Spindles or its parts have been found in very old archaeological sites; they may represent one of the earliest pieces of technology which is available to humankind.


Bias (textile) facts for kids:


The "bias-cut" is a technique used by dress designers, tailors and dress-makers for cutting cloth. The bias textile is basically is a piece of woven fabric. It is at 45 degrees to its weft and warp threads. Every piece of woven fabric has its two biases, at right angles to each other. Fabrics which are not woven, do not have a bias.


When you cut on the bias textile, woven fabric is so much elastic and more fluid in movement, compared to the on-grain direction. This helps so many different types or kinds of garment, such as dresses, skirts, and neckties.


The greater stretch in the bias like diagonal direction of the fabric helps it accentuate body lines shapes and curves and drape beautifully softly. For example, a complete-skirted dress cut on the bias will hang very much gracefully or a narrow dress will cling to the figure after wearing.



Material facts for kids:


Material is everything that you can touch and feel. This is made of even material that is too small to touch, is called material. We use different types of materials to make desired things. We can also call material a "physical substance".


Raw material is materials which we can clean and mix with other materials to make another customer desired material like steel, for example. Cotton is a raw material used to make different types of textiles, dresses and many textile related items.


Some important materials:

There is a large category of important materials that we use to make, produce and manufacture customizes and user friendly materials.

·       Metals: Steel, aluminum, copper, gold

·       Polymers: Plastic, rubber, glass, cement, ceramics, stone

·       Textile: Cotton fabric, wool fabric, silk fabric, velvet and etc

·       Organic materials: Leather, bone, paper, wood/lumber, glue

·       Composites: Fiberglass, concrete and etc

Weaving facts for kids:


Weaving means interlacing of two sets of threads at right angles to each other to make cloths. Weaving is usually done on a loom. Set of threads is called Warp. These are held taut and parallel in order on the loom and create a space called the Shed, the Weft thread is wound onto the bobbins which are held in Shuttle. Shuttle carries the weft thread through the shed.


Textile Museum of Canada:


It is located at 55Centre Ave near Dundas, it costs $15 for general admission, $6 for children and youth. Textile Museum displays variety of work of multi talented artists who work in fabrics. There was an exhibition held at Canada called “A Spider’s Logic” This was a complete series of 30 artwork using knotted threads and different other materials like nails, twigs, buttons and toothpicks.


The museum is open a complete week, on Wednesdays, it is “pay what you can,” that means what you can pay whatever you think you can afford—including nothing—to receive. They do this act for poor people so that money will not stand in the way of people getting to see great art.



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Fabric suitable for baby & children’s clothes:


There are so many clothes you can make for kids – rompers, Little Girl Dresses, Smocked or embroidered gowns, Bonnets, pants, Blouses, shorts, little skirts. There are many things you need the best for all these.

Lawn Cotton

It is somewhat transparent and has a slightly crisp feel but at the same time it is very very soft to touch, as it is made of very fine thread. This is lightweight soft 100% cotton fabric with a high thread count, is very much suitable for making kids clothes, especially baby clothes. It is a mostly used fabric for making christening gowns. Cotton Lawn fabric is lightweight.


This is very similar to cotton lawn, but thinner and more see through and somewhat crisp. This fabric is a semi-sheer fabric which is almost gauze-like. It is also free-flowing and very suitable fabric to make kids dresses. A Swiss voile with dots has the dots woven into the sheer background. You can easily use this fabric for smocking as the dots aid in pleating and smocking.


This fabric is lightweight and very smooth. That can be cotton or cotton blend. The cotton broadcloth has a lustrous surface texture with a fine rib effect so you can stitch gowns and dresses with this fabric. Small kid tops and children dresses  in this fabric embellished with fine quality embroidery can be seen in retail showrooms.

Handkerchief linen

Handkerchief linen is very soft lightweight semi-sheer linen. The fabric has a slight texture to its surface. It is linen with a soft feel. This fabric is perfect for making beautiful gowns. As it is lightweight you can sew dresses with gathers, peats, as well as smocking.


Muslin is 100% cotton. This is a cotton fabric having different weights – from very thin to dense. Muslin is best for making baby and children’s clothes as you do not get more breathable fabric than this. Muslin is usually used for making cloth diaper covers, swaddle clothes, burp cloths etc. This fabric is best for lining and for making petticoats to wear under dresses.


This bastise fabric is very soft. This fabric is not transparent like voile, or lawn fabric. Swiss batiste fabric is a favorite fabric for making baby dresses and nightgowns. This fabric is very durable compared to other cotton fabric and very comfortable to wear because it is super soft.

Eyelet cotton or Broderie anglaise fabric

There is nothing more beautiful than embroidery on fabric. They are great for kid’s dresses, nightgowns. Eyelet cotton can be used to make the garment themselves or as trims or accents like yokes, pockets etc. 


Jersey knit fabric

Cotton jersey knit fabric is soft and breathable and best for baby and children’s clothes. Another advantage is that jersey knits are stretchy. Knit is good for body movements and growth. Other favorite knit fabrics for making children’s clothing include cotton spandex, interlock, double knit.


Fleece is the great choice for kids’ winter clothes. It is used as an alternative to wool. It is moisture-wicking and keeps the body warm. Fleece is easy to maintain as it is machine washable and dries fast. You can easily make swaddle blankets or kid jackets from this fabric.

Microfiber fabrics

This microfiber fabric is very soft and non-allergenic. This is the best choice for kids who have very sensitive skin.

Fabric with pile/nap

Terrycloth is such a pile fabric you can use this highly absorbent fabric to make cloth diapers, robes etc. Others like corduroy, flannel, brushed denim, velveteen, velour are all favorites fabrics.

Bamboo rayon

It is organically made and is supposed to have non-allergenic properties which make the eco-conscious parents choose this fabric over others. This is an ultra soft and durable rayon fiber made from cellulose derived from bamboo plants. It’s best for sensitive skin and is thermal-regulating that can adjust to a child’s body temperature and consequently, the body is, less likely to become too hot.

Waterproof fabrics

If you are searching for fabric for making cloth diapers, bibs, diaper covers, blankets, washable bed pads, nursing pads, training pants, wet bags you may need a fabric that will be waterproof. For this, you have no choice to use other fabric instead of waterproof fabrics.



Clothing, Fabric or textile plays an important role in our human society especially kids textiles. Kids are very smart nowadays, they also demand for the specific design, texture, and color. Fashion also dominates status due to the acceptance of change in fashion occurs often and often.

 “Eat according to your taste, but dress according to others” is the phrase that is using every day and always used.


A well-dressed personality is always welcomed with red carpet throughout the world. The human can survive a few days without eating food, but cannot without the dress. Clothing is important to our society of the human being living together, but children clothing also proffered with softness and great comfort level.

By: Sadaf Hanif