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Can Crepe fabric be used for baby clothes, and how should it be handled differently from other materials?

Hello everyone,

I am a new mom and I am considering using crepe fabric for my baby's clothes. However, I am not sure if this fabric is safe and appropriate for babies. I have also heard that crepe fabric can be difficult to handle compared to other materials.

Can anyone tell me if crepe fabric is a good choice for baby clothes? And if so, how should I handle it differently from other fabrics? I would really appreciate any advice or tips you can give me. Thank you in advance!

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Hi there,

I have used crepe fabric for my baby's clothes before and it turned out great. Crepe fabric is soft and lightweight, making it comfortable for babies to wear. It also has a bit of texture to it, which adds a nice dimension to the clothing.

As for handling crepe fabric, it can be a bit tricky compared to other materials. It is important to wash and dry the fabric before sewing to prevent shrinkage. You should also use a sharp needle and a lighter weight thread to avoid pulling or snagging the fabric.

Overall, I would recommend using crepe fabric for baby clothes as long as you are careful with handling it. It is a great choice for a comfortable and stylish wardrobe for your little one.



I have used crepe fabric for my baby's clothes in the past and had mixed results. While the fabric is soft and adds dimension to the clothing, it can also be somewhat tricky to work with. Crepe fabric tends to stretch, making it harder to cut and sew straight lines. Accounting for this stretch is essential when calculating measurements.

Another issue I encountered is that crepe tends to wrinkle easily. It's not a good fabric option if you want to avoid ironing or steaming regularly. Although crepe fabric is comfortable, it gets crushed in the washing machine, which can lead to shrinkage and fraying.

If you do choose to use crepe fabric for your baby's clothing, be sure to pre-wash it before anything else. It's easier to handle tough stains before cutting and sewing the fabric. Additionally, avoid using any harsh detergents or temperature settings that may affect the quality of the fabric.

In conclusion, crepe fabric can be used for baby clothing as it is comfortable and lightweight. However, it has its share of challenges, including wrinkling, fraying and stretching. Consider these aspects when deciding whether to invest in crepe material.


Hello all,

As a seasoned mom, I have used crepe fabric for my baby's clothes on several occasions. In my experience, crepe is a great fabric to use because of its softness, lightweight and breathable nature. My children have worn crepe clothing without any issues and the material cleaned well and retained its shape after washes.

However, I would like to stress that, like any other fabric, crepe has its weak points, and needs to be handled with care when sewing. Crepe is prone to fraying, and one needs to use sharp scissors to avoid this. Additionally, using a sewing machine with a small stitch length helps to avoid puckering and unraveling.

It's also essential to pre-wash the fabric before sewing, especially if using any bright colors that may bleed in the wash. Crepe tends to shrink, so consider pre-shrinking it before cutting the pattern, as this will help avoid any unpleasant surprises after washing.

In conclusion, crepe fabric can indeed be used for baby clothes. However, it requires a bit more care and attention when cutting and sewing than some other fabrics might. With the right handling, your baby's crepe outfits will come out looking beautiful, comfortable and durable.



I have used crepe fabric for my baby's clothes and had positive results. While it is true that crepe fabric can be delicate and prone to fraying, it is also breathable and lightweight, making it comfortable for babies to wear in warmer weather.

When handling crepe fabric, it's important to take extra care as it can easily stretch, making the sewing process more challenging. However, with the right tools and techniques, it's possible to create beautiful and durable garments from crepe fabric.

I recommend using a good quality crepe fabric that is tightly woven and has a smooth finish. This will help to prevent fraying and unraveling. When cutting the fabric, use sharp scissors and a rotary cutter to ensure clean edges.

While cotton and other knit fabrics are great for baby clothes, crepe fabrics can add texture and interest to your baby's wardrobe. With the right care and handling, your baby's crepe outfits can be stylish, comfortable and long-lasting.

In conclusion, crepe fabric can be used for baby clothes, but it does require extra care and attention during the cutting and sewing process. If you're looking to add some variety to your baby's clothing collection, crepe fabrics can be a great option.


Hi there,

I would like to offer a different perspective on using crepe fabric for baby clothes. In my personal experience, crepe fabric can be a bit too delicate for the wear and tear that comes with baby clothes. The texture of the fabric can also be a bit scratchy and uncomfortable for a baby's sensitive skin.

If you do decide to use crepe fabric for your baby's clothes, I would recommend doing a test wash first to see how it holds up. Some types of crepe fabrics may not withstand washing and can shrink or become misshapen. Additionally, you will need to handle the fabric with care when sewing as it can be prone to fraying and unraveling.

Overall, while crepe fabric can add a nice touch to baby clothes, I would caution against using it as the main fabric. It may be better to use it as an accent fabric instead. I hope this helps!


Hello everyone,

As a seamstress who has made baby clothes using various fabrics, I recommend avoiding crepe for baby clothes. While crepe can be soft and lightweight, it is not durable enough for the wear and tear that comes with babies' activities such as crawling, climbing, and playing.

Crepe fabric tends to fray and unravel easily, making it unsuitable for baby clothes, since babies tend to put a lot of wear and tear into their clothing. Additionally, crepe fabric lacks structure, making it challenging to sew straight lines and create fitted garments.

While it may be tempting to use stylish fabrics for baby clothes, it's important to consider function over form. Cotton and soft knits are better options for baby clothes as they are durable, soft, and washable.

In conclusion, although crepe fabric may look and feel nice, it is not a suitable fabric for baby clothes. When it comes to outfitting a baby, prioritize practicality and use fabrics such as cotton, jersey, and bamboo that will hold up to everyday wear and tear.

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