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Is it really just plastic?!?!
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Date: 3/27/13 10:53 AM

OK, it says 65% poly 35% cotton, but I can't see how there is any cotton in it at all. When you feel it it feels like pure plastic bag. To me it doesn't even feel like a fabric. Now, I wouldn't normally care, I would just keep walking, however, my 3 year old just keeps picking it out every time we walk in the store. It always tends to be the most bright pretty print on display right when you walk in and she always wants me to buy it.

Has anyone used this stuff to make something wearable for a child. Is it amazingly uncomfortable or does it really soften up with a good washing? If not something wearable another project idea then?

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Date: 3/27/13 6:16 PM

It may be that the texture, plisse, makes it feel firmer than normal cotton or even a blend would.

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Date: 3/27/13 10:52 PM

It softens up after washing.

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Date: 3/27/13 11:07 PM

I've always loved the colorful fabric in the Tutti Fruitti Collection. I bought some back in 2010 and made Summer clothes out of it for my great niece. I was just making up a UFO list and found some more clothes for her that I need to finish.

Overall, the fabric is easy to work with. I've never felt like it was anything like plastic. However, it's got a faux seersucker finish to it. If you press it too much, the "bumps" will disappear. Pick some up and give it a try. You don't need much for a toddler's outfit so make something for your 3-year old since she's drawn to it. HTH

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Date: 3/28/13 0:28 AM

I used some for a girl's skirt. I didn't like the feel of it. It did seem to fade and lose its body or change texture somehow after a couple washings. The colors are attractive, but it's more appropriate for a quick project that you don't expect to last long.

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Subject: Joanns Tutti Fruitti Collection Date: 3/28/13 10:03 AM

Thanks ladies. Maybe I will try it for a special dress up time outfit for her princess play chest. That will let her pick it out and not commit me to making something great to be worn out in public if I hate it as I work with it.

I appreciate the help! Thank you.

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Date: 3/28/13 4:16 PM

I love it for outfits for my GD! I've only reviewed 2 that I sewed with Tutti Fruitti. Here's the skort and here's the matching top What I've made out of this fabric has held up and has not faded and it's worn alot.

This fabric is so colorful and usually they have several coordinating choices, but the best part is that it comes out of the dryer great. Then my DIL does not have to do any pressing! Yes it softens after washing.

I think it's very easy to sew with and Hancock's sells it too.





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Subject: Joanns Tutti Fruitti Collection Date: 3/28/13 7:56 PM

What about an apron, a bag, pillows, or doll clothes?

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Date: 3/29/13 10:22 AM

Thanks Pj3g. That is a very cute outfit. I do love that they have so many coordinating colors and patterns. I really wish they had that in more lines at JAs (no Hancock's near me). I have bought some from their Doodles line (I do love the feel of that), but they don't seem to have nearly as much in it that is as bright and fun.

We will see how the princess dress goes. Maybe after the wash I will see it is not so plastic like. It still amazes me sometimes how much junk washes off the fabric--- they should give us a good touch and feel sample in the store of after wash

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Date: 3/29/13 2:17 PM

When I got back into sewing on a regular basis, mostly for my nephew's daughter, I bought and made a lot from Joann's and Hancock's Tutti Fruitti line. As you mention, I, too, loved the bright and fun colors. I always wash my cloth before cutting. HOWEVER, I am OCD when it comes to pin, stitch, press. Can't do that with this plisse/seersucker-like fabric. As a result I'm never happy with end results because it isn't as crisp when done. JMO

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