Double Brushed Polyester (DBP)

Double Brushed Polyester is a really comfortable, soft polyester knit fabric. DBP has a generous 4 way stretch with a flattering drape that flows off your body and an amazing stretch recovery. DBP undergoes a process that brushes both sides of the fabric and gives it a slightly fuzzy feel, almost like suede.

An easy fabric to wear that looks great, both casual and dressed up to go out. 
SOLD PER METRE ONLY ($28/M) Multiple qtys will be cut as a continuous length where possible. If there are any discrepancies when we receive the fabric that prevent this from happening, we will endeavour to contact you prior to finalising your order to discuss options with you.
COMPOSITION: 90% Polyester / 10% Spandex
WIDTH: 155cm (+/-5cm)
WEIGHT: 220gsm
PLEASE NOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE: Pre-washing is recommended to avoid fabric shrinking on your finished product. Please allow up to 10% shrinkage on all fabrics. We do try and keep our cuts generous to allow for some of the fabric shrinkage that may occur.
PLEASE ALLOW: and understand there may be variations with ink colours between print runs and between different fabric bases. Colours may differ between your monitor or phone display and the finished print. This is something that while we do try to minimise occurring, can happen with custom digital printing and is out of our control. This is not seen nor considered a fabric fault and will not be treated as such.

 

What are some ideas I can make with this fabric?

Dresses, skirts, leggings, hair wraps, tops and more.

Double Brushed Polyester can be substituted for any pattern requiring stretch. The fabric will offer a good amount of warmth while still feeling light and comfortable to wear. DBP is a polyester fabric, so does not breathe or draw moisture away as a natural fibre would. DBP is better suited for cooler months or made into garments that allow some air flow to cool the skin.

 

WASHING AND CARE OF DOUBLE BRUSHED POLYESTER FABRIC- (use as a guide only)

Pre-wash fabric the same way you would intend to wash your finished product.

We recommend machine washing fabrics with like colours on a cool, gentle cycle. Avoid any harsh detergents, bleach or softeners. White vinegar works great to retain absorbency and softness while baking soda can help to deodorise any stubborn smells from the fabric. Do not wring fabrics out, simply shake out creases and line dry immediately after washing, in shade and inside out to best retain fabric colour and integrity.

Avoid using a tumble drier as this may break down the lycra component in the fabric and over time will cause fabrics to fade, stretch and lose integrity.

If you need to iron, reduce the temperature setting and apply a thin fabric (sheet or tea towel will work well), for added protection between the fabric and your iron. 

 

SEWING TIPS FOR YOUR DOUBLE BRUSHED POLYESTER FABRIC

Use a new stretch (90/14) or ballpoint needle and a good quality nylon thread. If you are using a coverlock or overlocker, you may want to use a wooly nylon for your looper thread.

If possible reduce your presser foot pressure. This may help the fabric glide through easier, if it is stretching or warping as you are trying to sew.

If you don’t have an overlocker or coverlock machine, try using a narrow zig zag of lightning stitch on your sewing machine.

On a coverlock machine, try reducing your looper tension and increasing the stitch length if you experience any tunneling.

Notions to have on hand when sewing with DBP- Wonder Clips, fusible hemming tape, fusible interfacing will allow hems to retain stretch whilst allowing enough stability to making hemming a lot easier.

 Avoid pushing or pulling the fabric as you go.

 

Have fun and happy sewing!