I received some double cuddle as a strike off from Selah Fabric and I had been dying to try this stuff. It’s a newer fabric base that seems to only be available from custom fabric companies, and its AMAZING. It’s soft like minky, but the plush pile is on both sides of the fabric, and the stretch is 4 ways with great recovery.
I’ve heard other groups call it things like squish, double sided minky, stretch minky, fluff, cloud, and double minky. There isn’t really an industry name for it yet. But it’s worth the hunt and works for most clothing items, makes wonderfully plush blankets, and is a great base for stuffies!
For these warm snap up jammies, I used Peekaboo Pattern’s Lullaby Line Snap Pajamas. I’d say it’s an intermediate pattern as far as difficulty goes. My other materials used were just some solid black cotton lycra for the snap band and cuffs, and kam snaps installed with my kam snap press. For walking kiddos, you can use a fabric with grips for the feet, but that’s not a concern for us yet.
My dragon is an in the hoop embroidery pattern from Deja Vue Designs found here. You need an embroidery machine for this pattern, but the fabric would work fine for a sewn pattern too!
My blankey was just a serged piece of my left over fabric. I had to save her my extra because she was snuggling right up to the fabric before I cut it. It really is soooo huggable and warm.
This fabric print is extra special because the character’s are hand drawn by the 13 year old daughter of one of the company’s owner’s! The stormy coordinate is beautiful, and I cannot resist a Harry Potter print. You can preorder HERE until June 4th.
Let me know what projects you’d like to try in double cuddle! I’m thinking a lot of hoodies and zip ups for myself come fall.