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Can Crepe fabric be used for children's clothing, and how is it best care for?

Hi everyone! I am a mother of a 4-year-old daughter and I am planning to make some clothes for her. I recently came across Crepe fabric and I really like how it looks and feels. However, I am not sure if it would be appropriate for children's clothing. Can Crepe fabric be used for children's clothing? Also, I am not sure how to care for Crepe fabric. Can anyone please give me some tips on how to best care for Crepe fabric? Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hello there! I occasionally use Crepe fabric to make my niece's dresses and I would definitely recommend it for children's clothing. It's breathable and lightweight, making it ideal for hot summer days. I really like how soft and flowy the fabric feels when it's made into dresses or skirts. Additionally, crepe material is a great choice when it comes to kids' clothing because it doesn't easily shrink or deform; hence you can be sure your child’s clothes will continue to appear beautiful and fashionable after several wash cycles.

In terms of care, I would suggest washing it in cold water on a delicate setting, and using a mild detergent. In particular, taking care to avoid washing it with other fabrics that are prone to bleeding colours or shrinking as it may lead to the crepe fabric getting dyed or may also lead to tears or holes at the edges of the crepe fabric due to friction from the other garments. For drying, I have always found laying the clothes flat to dry is a great option and that helps prevent creases.

I hope this information helps, and happy sewing!


Hi there! I just wanted to share my experience with Crepe fabric for children's clothing. I have used Crepe fabric to make my daughter's dresses before and I have to say I am a huge fan! It's a lovely, soft material that has a beautiful flow and movement which makes it great for summer dresses. I have also used Crepe for some winter pieces, pairing it with thick tights and knitwear, and it worked out beautifully.

In terms of care, I wash it in cold water, on a delicate cycle setting and I always air dry it to avoid any potential shrinkage or damage in the dryer. I have found that some Crepe fabrics can be prone to wrinkling, so if you are apprehensive about ironing garments, it may not be the best option for you. However, with a little extra care while washing and storing, you can avoid major creases or wrinkles.

Overall, I think Crepe is a great choice for children's clothing, it's versatile, beautiful, and has a lovely texture that can make your child's clothing stand out.


Hello everyone! I have to say, I absolutely adore Crepe fabric for children's clothing. It's such an elegant fabric that can make a child feel like a fairy princess. The soft material has a very fine texture which makes it perfect for summer dresses, as it keeps the child cool and comfortable. Also, it’s a breathable material, which is ideal for the hot weather.

In terms of care, I always give my child's clothes made from Crepe a gentle wash cycle with a mild detergent, then hang them to dry. The ironing process is also very easy, and not too time-consuming. I would advise ironing the fabric on a lower heat setting, so as not to damage the material. One thing to note is that it’s not advisable to steam the fabric as crepe is quite delicate and this might damage the fabric.

In summary, I think Crepe fabric is a wonderful choice for children's clothing. It's durable even with lots of wear and tear, has a beautiful flow to it and looks great on children of all ages. Additionally, its ease of care makes it easy to maintain the fabric, so it never has to lose its brilliance.


Hello everyone! I have been using Crepe fabric to create dresses for my daughter for some time now and I have found it to be a very versatile fabric that can be used for a range of styles. The fabric is available in a range of colors, and it is perfect when it comes to creating wonderful girl's dresses that have a silky finish. I particularly love how the material drapes when it is made into clothing - it is very light and perfect for summer days.

When it comes to care, a few tips that could come in handy include washing them separately in cold water, and avoiding the use of bleach or fabric softener. I also suggest using a low setting when ironing, particularly when ironing it with a hot iron for the first time. I personally choose to iron my daughter's dresses inside out to prevent any potential damage to the front of the fabric. It is important to note that while crepe fabric needs to be taken care of, it is also one of the easiest and quickest materials to dry.

As a fabric that is kid-friendly, Crepe is the perfect material for children's clothing. It can be used to create dresses, skirts, and blouses, and I can confirm that the material is soft and gentle on both the skin and the washing machine.


Hi there! I have used Crepe fabric for my daughter's dresses several times and I absolutely love it! The fabric is lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for summer clothes. The fabric also has a nice drape, making it gracefully flow around the body, which gives dresses a very elegant look. One thing to keep in mind though is that the fabric is more delicate compared to some other materials and can be prone to wrinkles. That being said, I think it is safe to say that Crepe fabric can be used for children's clothing.

As for care, I always wash Crepe fabric in cold water and try to avoid using a dryer if possible. Instead, I hang the clothes to air dry, which helps prevent them from wrinkling. I also suggest ironing them on a low heat setting, because the fabric can melt if the iron is too hot.

Hope this helps! Good luck with making your daughter's clothes!

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