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Is kona cotton suitable for PJ bottoms?
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Date: 7/14/12 7:17 PM

I sewed some "funky monkey" pj bottoms for our oldest grandson. He loves them and puts them on as soon as he gets here. He says there super comfy ...

I was looking around for more fabric and he's quite the geek. I found some "Portal" fabric (a game he likes) in Kona cotton.

I've never seen Kona cotton and wondered if it will work for PJ bottoms.

Here's a look if you're interested ... from Spoonflower
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Date: 7/14/12 8:18 PM

Oh wow, that's amazing, my bf loves Portal! Wouldn't combed cotton be similar to flannelette? That should work. Either way you should definitely make them!

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Date: 7/14/12 8:51 PM

Kona cotton is a high-end quilting 100% cotton. Wash to pre-shrink before cutting. It should make very comfortable pj bottoms that will become softer and more comfortable with each washing.

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Date: 7/14/12 8:51 PM

Thanks! Now he's talking a pillow case and comforter too!

If you search that site for "geek" all kinds of neat things pop up - I saw robots, space invaders, pac man, Lego, Dr. Who, and all kinds of math goodness!

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Date: 7/15/12 9:02 AM

Thanks for pointing out this great site. I initially thought "I could get some geeky stuff for my teenager". There is such a huge range- I want some stuff for myself!!

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Date: 7/15/12 9:40 AM

Oh dear, this could be bad for my bank account!

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Date: 7/15/12 4:18 PM

I made a petticoat out of Kona I bought at Hancock--it is so super-soft and cuddly, like ancient sheets at your grandma's. LOL

But... I've also seen descriptions on websites that describe it as crisp or stiff, so I'm not sure all Kona is dreamy pj material.

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Date: 7/15/12 9:13 PM

I just ordered a yard of it; I'll update when the order arrives.

I have a feeling I'm going to be redecorating several bedrooms!

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Date: 7/15/12 9:16 PM

Oooh, my daughter loves pikmin...I sense an order coming up!

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Date: 7/16/12 0:44 AM

I've made shorts with Kona cotton.
It is a little stiff and crispy and it stays that way even after few washes.
It's probably not the best material for pj, but I'm sure he wouldn't care!

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