Muslin - five projects to sew today – Our Social Fabric

Muslin - five projects to sew today

unbleached cotton muslin


Cotton muslin is a versatile and affordable fabric that can be used for a variety of sewing projects. Its natural colour makes it a great neutral choice or a fantastic base for personalisation.

We share our top five projects for cotton muslin:

  1. Reusable Produce Bags: One great way to reduce waste is to make your own reusable produce bags out of cotton muslin. These bags are durable and lightweight, making them perfect for carrying fruits and vegetables.

  2. Napkins: cotton muslin can be used to make simple and elegant napkins. These can be embellished with embroidery or fabric paint for a personalized touch.

  3. Aprons: cotton muslin is a great choice for making aprons, as it is durable and easy to clean. Personalize your apron with pockets or a fun print.

  4. Test garments: sew up a trial version of a new pattern to make sure it fits before cutting into your chosen fashion fabric. The neutral colour makes it easy to draw on balance lines. Be careful to choose a weight of muslin that is close to the weight of your fashion fabric.  

  5. Curtains: cotton muslin can be used to make simple and elegant curtains for your home. They can be dyed or painted to match your decor.

No matter what project you choose to make with cotton muslin, it is important to prewash the fabric to remove any sizing or shrinkage. Unbleached cotton muslin has a natural color that may vary slightly from batch to batch, which adds to its unique character.

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