This Heavy French Terry is 70% Bamboo Viscose, 25% Organic Cotton and 5% Spandex. It is 72" wide and weighs in at 340 GSM. This Bamboo Stretch French Terry stretches approximately 50% in the width and 60% in the length. It feels sturdy and yet exquisitely soft. One side is flat loops and the other side is a chain-like weave. It is a great alternative to our bamboo stretch fleece. It is perfect for yoga pants, cloth diapers, child’s pants, shorts, hoodies and work-out clothing.
4 yards = full diaper stash Review by Naomi
I used this fabric to make almost all my stretchy bamboo flats, which make up the bulk of my diaper stash, and I think that for application purposes they're comparable to what's available on the retail market, but cost much less per diaper ($3/ diaper vs. maybe $11+ for brand names, and significantly cheaper than even the used cost of name brand stretchy bamboo flats). You can get a good fit with pins or a snappy on the rough side so that pull on pants or wool soakers work with them, and you can also fold them in a variety of ways to get the absorbency where you need it under a standard PUL cover. I ordered 4 yards and used the first 2 yards to make 16 18-inch square diapers and the 2nd 2 yards to make 9 24-inch diapers. The ones that you buy tend to be surged, but it's not really necessary. I cut with a rotary cutter, but left the edges raw and they've held up fine like that for the 2 months that I've been using them so far. (I didn't make them perfectly square -- they're quirky in the name of not wasting any fabric.) Most are used and laundered every single day. I know my daughter will likely outgrow these dipes, and it might have been a better move to do 12 18-by-24 inch diapers instead of 18-inch ones, but she was small, so we started with small dipes. I'll likely cut some of the 18 inch ones in half later on to use as doublers with the other 18 inch ones, so that they'll work for longer. (Having 10 1/2-diapers, 11 18-inch ones, and 9 24-inch ones should allow me to make combinations that will serve our diapering needs for some time...) (Posted on 6/17/2016)
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