Minky is a luxuriously soft fabric, perfect for making those beautiful plush and cuddly projects. Often used for baby makes and accessories because it is so plush and gentle to hold and wear.
Our gorgeous 4 way stretch minky fabric is velvety soft, making you want to run your hands over it and pat it at every chance. The amazing pile quality retains its fabric print, warmth and gorgeous soft, smooth appearance, wash after wash.
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 regarded as such.
What are some ideas I can make with this fabric?
Perfect for pram blankets and play mats, baby toys and accessories.
Due to Minky fabric being made of a synthetic fabric, it tends to trap heat and moisture making temperature regulation difficult in young babies and children. We do not recommend using for baby clothing or where the fabric would be in contact with a babies skin for extended periods of time, especially over night where a natural, breathable fabric would be better suited. Alternatively in cooler climates or months of the year, Minky clothing can be worn, layered over natural fibres for insulation.
WASHING AND CARE OF MINKY 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 will 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. Tumble dry without heat. Any heat will increase static and reduce softness.
Do not iron.
SEWING TIPS FOR YOUR MINKY FABRIC
Minky is a super soft fabric made from polyester and will have minimal shrink with pre washing.
To trouble shoot any sliding, stretching or puckering when sewing with Minky, try using a washable basting spray to anchor the fabric and make it easy to work with.
Consider the direction of the fabric while you are planning. Minky has a ‘direction’ and would be best to consider this when you are planning out your project.
A walking foot will make your life a lot easier when sewing with Minky.
Use a longer stitch length and start you sewing with the grain (less stretch with the grain) first.
A good quality 90/14 needle.
If you a layering your minky with other fabrics such as a woven or flanelette, sew with the minky on the bottom. The feed dogs will help guide the fabric through and prevent unwanted stretching.
If layering with other fabrics, cut those to size and leave excess minky on the seam allowance to trim off later. Follow the edge of the non stretch fabrics when you sew, as the minky may shift and warp and alter your end result if you use it as the guide.
Washable basting spray and LOTS of pins will save your sanity and your sewing machine from being thrown out the window!
Good luck and happy sewing!