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Can Crepe fabric be used for children's clothing?

Hi everyone,

I am a mother of a 5-year-old and I am currently looking for a fabric that would be appropriate for my child's clothing. I have heard of crepe fabric and I am wondering if it is a good option for children's clothing.

I want to make sure that the fabric is safe for my child's sensitive skin and that it won't cause any irritation or discomfort. I am also looking for a fabric that is durable and easy to care for since children tend to get messy and dirty easily.

If anyone has experience using crepe fabric for children's clothing or has any advice on whether it is a suitable option, I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you!

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Hi there,

I have used crepe fabric for my daughter's clothing and I find it to be a great option. The fabric is very soft and lightweight, which makes it comfortable for her to wear. It also drapes well and has a nice flow to it.

I have not had any issues with the fabric causing any irritation or discomfort for my daughter's skin. It is also fairly durable and has held up well after multiple washes.

One thing to keep in mind is that crepe fabric can be a bit tricky to work with since it has a tendency to unravel. However, if you have experience working with fabrics, this should not be too much of an issue.

Overall, I would recommend crepe fabric for children's clothing, especially for dresses or blouses. It has a nice aesthetic and is comfortable for kids to wear.



I have used crepe fabric for my son's clothing and I must say, it is not my favorite fabric for children's clothing. Although it has a nice flow to it and is soft to the touch, I found that it wrinkles easily, and it was hard to maintain. It also seemed to be more high-maintenance than other fabrics I have used.

I would not say that it caused any discomfort or irritation to my child's skin, but it was not an easy fabric to work with. I found that it was hard to sew and work with, and it often frayed easily.

However, different people may have different experiences with crepe fabric. It may be that I simply did not know how best to work with this fabric. It is also possible that my son is a more active child, so the fabric did not hold up as well as I would have hoped.

In conclusion, crepe fabric may be a good option for some children's clothing but it may not be ideal for every parent or child. It is important to find a fabric that both your child feels comfortable in and you as a parent feel confident in caring for.


Hello everyone,

I have used crepe fabric for my daughter's party dress, and it turned out so beautiful. The fabric is incredibly light, soft, and flowy, which made the dress really comfortable for my daughter to move around in. Though it is light and delicate-looking, it held up well, and I didn't notice any issues with snagging or fraying.

I would say that crepe fabric is more suitable for special occasion clothing rather than for everyday wear because it is high-maintenance. I had to make sure I handled it with care while sewing and ironing, and it is best to hand wash it instead of using a washing machine. It is also not suitable for winter as it is too lightweight.

Overall, I would recommend crepe fabric for special occasion dresses or blouses, but not for everyday wear. It is a beautiful fabric and I loved how the dress turned out, but it does require a bit more care to maintain its quality.


Hi all,

I have used crepe fabric for both of my kids' clothing, and I have had a mixed experience with it. While it is a lightweight and comfortable fabric that drapes nicely, it can also be difficult to care for, especially when you have young children.

I found that crepe tends to snag easily, which can be frustrating for parents. It can also be a bit too delicate for children who are really active since it frays quite easily. However, if you are looking for a special dress or blouse for a special occasion, I think crepe fabric is a great choice.

Overall, if you are considering using crepe fabric for your child's clothing, it is important to keep in mind the fabric's positives and negatives, and be prepared to give it extra care and maintenance. It can be a beautiful fabric, but it may not be the best choice for everyday wear.

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