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Five Sewing Projects for Double Gauze

Double Gauze is such a gorgeous fabric – light and airy, soft with a subtle texture and super versatile. Here are five ideas for using your additional fabric this month.

By Tamlyn

  1. Muslin Cloths

When I was pregnant, I sewed up lots of muslin cloths using double gauze fabric. To do this, I simply cut the fabric into rectangles/squares, overlocked the edges, turned over and top stitched. Four years later and they are still going strong, despite many, MANY, washes. Sew up a set as a baby shower/new baby gift – they’ll definitely be appreciated!

  1. Quilt Backing

Double Gauze has all of the properties to make a perfect alternative quilt backing. The double layer will help to trap air and keep the owner warm, as well as being soft and comfortable against the skin. Try the Grove Creations by Merchant and Mills

  1. Wash Cloths

Being super soft, Double Gauze is perfect to use as wash cloths for those who have sensitive skin. It also makes great reusable make up remover cloths and they couldn’t be easier to make. Choose your size, cut out squares, finish the edges and either leave them like that, or turn the edges under and top stitch. If you prefer a thicker, more luxurious cloth, sew two squares right sides together, turn out then close the gap. 

  1. Sleep Mask  

A sleep mask can contribute to more peaceful sleep, especially during the lighter summer nights. The softness of Double Gauze will be perfect to wear against the delicate skin of your eyes and it is also a speedy, satisfying project to sew up. Tilly & the Buttons have a fabulous FREE pattern for a sleep mask, so what are you waiting for?

  1. And finally (this is a bit of a cheat…), there are 11 ideas in the brilliant blog post on the SewHayleyJane website from March 2022 – ‘What to Make With 1m Double Gauze’.