So there I was, looking through the HempTraders website. Ah yes, I said to myself, they have all kinds of hemp and hemp blends. Hemp knits, hemp stretch fabrics, hemp linen and muslin, hemp canvas, and even hemp / silk blends and satins. They have hemp upholstery fabric too.
Some of the fabrics are as low as $7.25 per yard, some as high as $20, and as I’ve come to expect with hemp, I’m seeing mostly solid colors. HempTraders has a wider variety of fabrics all in one place than some of the other online shops I’ve covered, and the photographs of the fabrics are exceedingly clear.
“But what’s a specialty weave?” I thought, and clicked on that link.
Now I am obsessed with the idea of sewing up little boy pajamas.
At $9 per yard for a 51″ wide fabric, the warm and fuzzy goodness of this organic cotton plaid flannel fabric cannot be denied. It’s apparently the first 100% organic cotton fabric that HempTraders has sold, and I think they made an excellent choice.
I’m also eyeing the hemp/organic cotton blend lightweight muslin for quilting project, such as strip-pieced or foundation pieced blocks sewn onto a muslin foundation. I’ve often thought of just using old sheets for something like this if I do it for myself, but if I’m making a project for someone else I get skittish about recycling fabrics (ingrained consumer culture? fear of rejection? I don’t know). At $7.50 per yard for 57″ wide pieced of this muslin, it might be a more workable choice.
For these two, hemp basics, or other eco-friendly fabrics, check out HempTraders.
More Organic Cotton Fabric and Yarn
- Ecobutterfly (several organic cotton yarns)
- Rubie Green Organic Cotton Prints
- Fabulous New Organic Cotton Prints from HarmonyArt Organics