Not too long ago I sewed these pyjamas for my children using flannelette. It was the first time that I had sewed with flannelette and I must tell you that it was wonderful. No need to pin – the pieces of material stayed stuck to each other as I whipped them through the sewing machine. A dream to work with. Lots of fun indeed.
The process got me thinking though just how little I know about all the different types of material that are available. I am naturally drawn to cotton and linen. Within just these two categories there is such diversity and scope. Walking the aisles of fabric shops I’m regularly confronted with materials that I know little to nothing about. So now that I have been sewing for almost twelve months I’ve come to the decision that I should learn more about fabric… starting with flannelette. Now that the nights are colder these pyjama sets need some long-sleeve tops and so my adventures learning about fabric begin with flannelette. Knowing that I would be investigating the wonders of flannelette I took my boy fabric shopping to choose some flannelette for another pair of PJs. This is what he chose:
Thank goodness he isn’t expecting the entire family to be wearing matching PJs using this fabric, but I suspect his younger sister is going to luck out and end up with a pair made from any left over.
His decision was rather a hot topic amongst staff and other shoppers at the small textile store where the pink flannelette fabric was purchased. One other shopper, with her son in tow, just couldn’t get over the fact that he had chosen pink. Meanwhile the shop assistant felt compelled to take my son to the remnants table to show him a piece of cotton with fire trucks and police cars all over it – which he dutifully declared that he liked very much, leaving her feeling very much relieved and me feeling very much compelled to purchase.
So watch this space for my write up about all things flannelette… well, flanny PJs anyways – and now head on over to Kirsty’s place where creativity abounds.