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What fabric is 100 percent cotton?

Hi everyone,

I have been on the hunt for some good quality cotton fabric to use in my upcoming sewing project. I want to make sure that the fabric is 100 percent cotton as I find it to be more breathable and comfortable to wear compared to other materials. However, I am having a hard time finding fabric that is labeled as 100 percent cotton. Can anyone suggest any brands or retailers that sell fabric that is 100 percent cotton? Any tips on how to identify cotton fabric would also be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Hi everyone,

I totally understand your struggles in finding good quality 100 percent cotton fabric. Being someone who does not have much experience in sewing, this was a complicated task for me as well. My grandmother, who is an experienced seamstress, suggested a variety of online stores that sell cotton fabric that I found to be of top-notch quality.

Some of the online retailers that I prefer shopping from are,, and -- these stores have a wide range of 100 percent cotton fabric in different colors, patterns, and weights. If you're still not sure, I'd suggest ordering swatch sets from each of these retailers to get a better idea of the texture, weight, and quality of cotton fabrics they offer.

Best of luck with your sewing project, and I hope this helps!


Hey there,

I'm a quilter, and I have a preference for high-quality cotton fabrics as well. I agree with the previous comments; it's essential to inspect the fabric carefully before making a purchase. Another suggestion I have is to pay attention to the weight of the fabric. Some quilting cotton can be quite thin, which might not be ideal for certain projects. In contrast, heavier weight cotton can be excellent for making structured garments or bags.

I always recommend that sewists invest in their fabric, especially if they're working on a larger project. Spend a little extra on good quality fabric, and you'll get a more professional look and feel. Some of my favorite brands to work with include Cotton+Steel, Art Gallery Fabrics, and Andover Fabrics.

Happy sewing!


Hi there,

I've been sewing for a few years now, and I always opt for 100 percent cotton fabric whenever I can. I've found that fabric from thrift stores or yard sales can often be a good option for those on a budget. Just make sure to inspect the fabric carefully for stains, tears, or other signs of wear and tear. In my experience, you can often find vintage cotton fabrics from the 60s and 70s that are of higher quality than some of the newer fabrics.

Additionally, if you can't find fabric that is labeled as 100 percent cotton, try looking for fabric blends that have a higher percentage of cotton. For example, cotton-poly blends or cotton-linen blends may be good options as well.

I hope this helps, and happy sewing!


Hey there fellow sewist!

I share your love for cotton fabric, as it's definitely my favorite to work with. In my experience, the quilting section of fabric stores usually have plenty of options for 100 percent cotton fabrics. I've found some beautiful patterns and colors in the quilting section that I've used for a variety of projects, from dresses to pillowcases. Another brand that I would recommend is Moda Fabric, as they have a wide range of 100 percent cotton fabrics with unique designs.

When in doubt, don't hesitate to ask the sales associate for assistance. They often know their inventory well and can help steer you in the right direction. Best of luck with your sewing project!


Hi there,

I completely understand your concerns about finding 100 percent cotton fabric for your sewing project. I too have had trouble finding the right fabric in the past. One tip that has helped me is to feel the fabric. Cotton fabric typically feels soft, breathable, and lightweight. Polyester, on the other hand, is usually shinier and has a firmer texture. In terms of brands, I have had good experiences with Robert Kaufman and Art Gallery Fabrics, as they both have a wide selection of high-quality cotton fabrics.

I hope this helps, and happy sewing!

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