We love Shannon Fabrics here at Indygo Junction. They create fabrics in a range of substrates with the slogan "Making The World A Softer Place™". Every fabric from Shannon is soft and ideal for comfortable clothing.

We have our Everyday Tank and our Warm and Cozy Wrap made in Shannon fabrics; these two popular patterns are made even cozier with these soft fabrics. The arrow print in the tank is the Primer Archer in the Embrace Gauze and the wrap is the double sided Cloud Spa Cuddle.


 

Tips for Working With Double Gauze

Shannon has a range of double gauze fabrics. We wanted to share a few tips and tricks for working with this fabric as many people may have never tried before!

Double gauze is a fabulous fabric! It’s 100% cotton, breathable, lightweight and great for travel since really no pressing is required. We’ve enjoyed stitching up  Indygo Junction designs with this marvelous fabric and wanted to let you know more about it. Double gauze is easy to sew once you know a few basic tips! 

Shannon Fabrics has this new double gauze print that is just perfect for making our Slumber Party PJs. If you want a chance to win this fabric, consider joining our Facebook Group, where Indygo Junction fans share their creations! We will be doing giveaways each week over there as well! 

The Magic of Double Gauze

Made by several different manufacturers, double gauze is two layers of loosely woven cotton tacked together at regular intervals in the weaving process. This creates a light, airy fabric that is very comfortable to wear and has a wonderful drape. We especially love the soft feel of double gauze and the unique crinkle it develops when washed. The more you wear it, the softer it becomes!

Preparing Double Gauze for Sewing

We suggest pre-washing all garment fabrics using the method that you will use to launder your clothing once it is sewn. For double gauze, we suggest cold water wash and tumble dry low for the best results. You will see a lovely crinkle in your fabric once washed that you may want to press with a steam iron to make cutting and pattern layout easier. Do not stretch your fabric while ironing, though and be prepared to enjoy the crinkle that will return when it is washed again.

Cutting Out Your Garment

A rotary cutter and mat or serrated fabric shears are best to use when cutting double gauze. Both methods will help to keep this lightweight fabric from moving around significantly while you are cutting. Use long, sharp pins rather than pattern weights to also prevent movement. Tailor’s chalk or a felt tip removable fabric marker work best for transferring markings to your fabric pieces. Look at the Dritz® products in our giveaway each week this month for these helpful notions and tools.

Successfully Choosing a Pattern Style

The most successful double gauze garments are loose-fitting, simple designs with few details. Look for dolman or cut-on sleeves or sleeves that can be sewn in flat rather than set-in. This makes Indygo Junction patterns perfect for double gauze. Take a look at our Easy Top and Tunic to get started sewing with gauze! 

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Chris House on

Glad to have more sewing tips.

Linda L Tabler on

The more I look at this the more I think I could really develop my confidence in sewing with these fabrics, notions, and patterns! I could really make some serious progress!!! Hope I win!! Thanks for having this giveaway. It would mean a lot to win it!

Becky Potts Baker on

I’ve always been a big Indygo Junction fan and this fabric is so pretty. It looks like you could reach out and just touch the softness of it.

Phyllis Jobe on

Thanks for the chance to enter.

Sandra Chavez on

Lovely prize package. I just purchased the Asymmetrical Top and Tunic pattern at my LQS and would love love love to win one of your great prizes.

Rosemary on

Any fabric I win will be used to make something for my 16 month old granddaughter, who LOVES everything I make for her!

Sharon Owens on

I’ve never heard of double gauze before. It sounds like the perfect summer fabric. Gotta try it. The fabrics are so now. I love the arrow one. I love your pattern with the gathering in the back. I’ve been eyeing it for awhile now.
You never disappoint. Thank you!

Linda L Tabler on

I want to make them all even if I am a bit afraid to try!

Terri Hauge on

The tank top pattern in the Shannon gauze would be nice and cool.

Alisa Vogt on

Would love to try out the double gauze in a top for me!

Dolores on

GREAT selection! I’ve never sewn with double gauze fabric. Would love to give it a try!

Darlene on

Would like to make the Tank pattern, and also try the Gauze fabric.

Linda Williams on

I love vintage notions and have a small collection. Want to have a look at your book!

Deborah Robinson on

What a great give away! Thank you.

Peggy J. on

This is my first Indygo Junction giveaway as I’m fairly new to sewing. I’m very excited just for the opportunity to use any of Indygo’s sewing items. Thank you.

Marilyn Fite on

Beautiful fabrics and useful notions!

Judy Henderlight on

Love That Tank Pattern and the Warm and Cozy Wrap. Thank You Amy!

Venus Thomas on

I would love to try using the double gauze fabric to make the pj pattern and the tank top from your collection.

MaryAnn Premoe on

i love your patterns

Cathy Sims on

great fabric to work with.

Sharon Schmidt on

Wonderful patterns and fabric.

Johanna Matthews on

Love the tank top and I have a thing with making PJ’s and night gowns.

Maureen Fry on

I would love to try the Shannon double gauze for nightgowns for my granddaughter.

Suzanne Rettler on

I have been eyeing these fabrics forever. Would love to sew a top with them.

Gaycha Mayhew on

The Everyday Tank, thank you .

Cheryl Giovenco on

Just love all of the patterns, fabric, etc. So excited, hope I win.

Shirley Clark on

I’d like to try the Sister Smocks pattern.

Annette Moore on

Great contest! Hope I win!

Michele on

Love the double gauze!! So soft!

Vanessa on

Thank you sew much for a chance to win!!

Judy Maggio on

I would like to try the monkey.

Susanne Ascue on

I have never heard of the gauze fabric before. Can’t wait to give some a try.

Kim M Harrington on

Lots of awesome prizes!!! I hope to win something…. Thank you!

Antoinette DeJohn on

Let’s get sewing! Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

D’Anne on

I’d glad to read some people have tried the tank pattern with gauze. I was wondering if that would work.

Maria M on

I would love to make the assymetrical top/tunic! I’d wear it year round, but especially love the look of it with a layer underneath.

Lynn Bontrager on

I would love to try the tank that you have made! It is a fabulous summer top and I love the double gauze fabric.

Patrice on

Would love to give this fabric a try. Never used double gauze fabric before. Happy Sewing!

Teresa Knittingdancer on

The Everyday Tank

Angela S Crawley on

I think I would enjoy this print in the pajama pattern. I have made it up in a knit, a batiste and a 100% cotton, white on white. All very cute.

Vicki on

I love this fabric.

SONJA H HANSEN on

Amy has always brought such a fresh look to some of our all time favorites. So many of her patterns take me back to my childhood and teenage years. The crossback apron pattern is a favorite of mine because it reminds me of my grandmother in her kitchen.

Christine L on

I would love to make some new jammies. Double gauze is so comfortable and I love that print.

Melanie Dumas on

Indygo Junction you Rock! What a way to celebrate National Sewing Month.

Judy Allen on

Would love to try tha gauze fabric.

Lesley on

The double gauze tips are very helpful. thanks

Jennifer on

The fabric looks great in the Everyday Tank. I would like to try that myself.

Georgia Anderson on

This is lovely. Everything looks like something I’d like!

Carol Sharman on

I have been wanting to try sewing with double gauze.

Janice Wurm on

What perfect colors and notions to go with. I’d love that wrap so much. Thanks

Kathy Cummings on

The Everyday tank!! Thank you!!

Sue D on

I would like to try the pattern for Yo Yo stuffed monkey—so cute.

BONITA M HARMS on

I would love to win this gift package.

Stacey D on

I’d love to try double gauze. And need PJs. A great combination. :)

Melissa on

Super excited for your giveaways!!

Beth T. on

As you suggest, the Slumber Party PJ pants would be comfy in double gauze, and probably easy enough for a beginner sewist such as myself.

Denise Paglio on

I would love to make that tank!

Carol Nelms on

I would love to try double gauze and the tank top above. Thanks!

Patty Miller on

I can’t wait to try out the double gauze!

Pat Gottshalk on

As always lots of good info. I need to work with this wonderful gauze in more then a baby blanket or a scarf.

Anne Barnett on

Love the purse and tote patterns. I recycle old blue jeans into bags and love the many choices I have from your patterns.

Maira on

i love to win this :)

Chris Z on

Would love to win this!

KIM olson on

It would be so exciting to win the PJ pattern to go with my modern robe!

kathy moorman on

love this notion and farbic lot of possible to make thing

Pam on

The double gauze looks so soft!

Gloria Nickolis on

Wonderful batch of goodies!

Delia Jones on

I have the Asymmetrical top & tunic pattern & made it with the wrong fabric. I think this double gauze would be a perfect fabric to use and get that lovely drape.

Tania on

Thank you for the contest!

LadyD on

I cannot honestly say which pattern I want to try first. Right now, I’m liking the Magic Kimono pattern in the August chapter of Vintage notions; later something else will catch my eye.

Pat Mallory on

The “Grids and Grommets” purse pattern is one of my favorites. I made about 10 purses from this pattern.

Rita Kryglik on

Can’t wait to try the Warm & Cozy Wrap Pattern

Betty Nelson on

Love working with Shannon fabrics.

Ginger on

I would make the gathered back top.

Judith Martinez on

I think the robe would be lovely!

Libby on

Would love to try the tunic pattern in the Shannon fabrics. Or the everyday tank. My fabric stash definitely needs some updated cool fabrics.

Judy on

How does one make an entry into the contest? I’ve read AND clicked on everything in this post and can’t get taken to an entry form.

Susan Robbins on

I love double gauze! It’s hard to find 100% cotton fashion fabrics

Sandra White on

Looking forward to trying the double gauze for PJ’s!

Anna Quarles on

I love double gauze. Wonderful lightweight summer time for sure!

Jacque Horner on

OMG…free Shannon fabric…nothing could be better! I’ve made lots of gifts with double gauze and backed about a dozen quilts with Cuddle. I just love the stuff!

Erika on

I love Shannon Fabrics! You have such wonderful ideas and material!

Jamie Scheibach on

Thanks for the double gauze tips. I want to work with it next.

Kate Byrne on

I’ve never worked with double gauze fabric and it looks like the patterns shown would be easy for even this beginner.

Linda Reschke on

I would love to win!

Gloria Hual on

always enjoy new sewing tools to aid in sewing projects , very helpful

Dorothy on

I would love to make the Slumber Party PJ’s!

Janine R on

Great prizes. Would love to win.

Rebecca K. on

I would love to try making the Everyday Tank in double gauze!

Jan B. on

Love your blog and patterns!

Lolita Cox on

The Easy top and Tunic is one of my favoirites.

Lisha on

I need some new pj’s so would like to make those. I have used double gauze to make baby swaddle blankets but never a garment.

Mary Silverman on

Love to make the pjs.

Rachel Reese on

What a fun contest/give away!

Donna on

I would love to try the modern medley top and tunic pattern

Janice Beitz on

Not sure what I will make but I have been wanting to give double gauze a try.

Pat on

I need to make some PJs with your slumber party pjs.

Alice Goehrig on

I have been following Amy Barickman and Indigo Junction since, I believe, the beginning. Great products!

Kris Hudson on

I’ve never used Shannon double gauze fabrics but it looks like what I have looking for for months.

Winnie Jackson on

Shannon Fabric prints look wonderful! I am going to have to check out this line of fabric. I hope it is sold in most shops. I love soft fabrics now that I am getting old along with comfort.
I would love to sew this pattern as well as using the Shannon Fabrics! I think I am going to check this line out on my laptop to see what they offer, where the company is located and if they ship on line. thank you for educating me on this product.

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