Fabric Specifications

Our fabrics have been tried and tested, over and over again and the results are topnotch, which is why we stock what we do! Below is a list of specifications for fabrics that are currently available at Nerida Hansen Fabrics.

We recommend that you pre-wash your textiles prior to cutting and sewing as shrinkage will occur with most natural fibres. It is important to note that the care instructions are guidelines only.

All fabric orders are measured in increments of 50cm (0.5m) unless marked otherwise. We will always supply your order as one continuous piece unless it is advertised as a pre-cut remnant.

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Quilting
This is one of our most versatile cotton fabrics. It has a plain and simple weave with a comfortable and soft feel.

Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 112cm
Thread count: 72/62
Weight: 157gsm
Country of origin: South Korea
Care: cold machine wash, gentle cycle line dry, warm iron if needed
Suitable: apparel, infant wear, quilting, home décor

Cotton Linen
Our cotton linen is the thickest and heaviest fabric we stock at Nerida Hansen Fabrics. It is an ideal choice for structured garments or items that require a mid-weight to heavy fabric with less creasing.

Composition: 20% linen and 80% cotton
Fabric width: 147cm
Weight: 185gsm
Country of origin: South Korea
Estimated shrinkage: TBC
Suitable: hats, apparel, bedding, cushions, aprons, bean bags, tea towels, bags, crafting
 
Cotton Sateen 
This is a lightweight fabric with a silky, smooth texture and subtle sheen that has an excellent drape. Its lustre provides a more luxe impression and even better it is easy-to-sew.

Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 147cm
Weight: 134gsm
Estimated shrinkage: TBC
Suitable: apparel, bedding, ties, home décor, scarves, pyjamas, boxer shorts

French Terry
This is a knit fabric similar to jersey, with loops on one side and soft piles of yarn on the other. The result is a soft, plush texture you’ll recognise from your comfiest sweatshirts and other kinds of loungewear. French terry is a mid-weight fabric that is lighter than cold weather sweatpants but heavier than your typical tee. It is cosy, absorbent and keeps you cool.

Composition: 100% cotton French terry
Fabric width: 185cm
Weight: 250gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 6%
Suitable: sweatpants, hoodies, sweaters, shorts

Lawn 
This loose plain weave fabric is soft and light to the touch. It is an excellent material for summer apparel and lightweight clothing with a lovely drape.
Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 142cm
Weight: 74gsm
Estimated shrinkage: TBC
Suitable: apparel such as summer dresses, tops, shirts, scarves
Lightweight Linen
Composition: 100% linen
Fabric width: 137cm
Weight: 150gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: apparel, home décor, crafting, accessories, bedding
 
Lightweight Linen Cotton 
Composition: 55% linen 45% cotton
Fabric width: 140cm
Weight: 135gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: apparel, home décor, crafting, accessories, bedding
 
Mid-weight Cotton 
Mid-weight cotton is a plain weave and closely woven fabric that is a soft and versatile fabric. It is an easy-to-sew option, which makes it suitable for beginners and it has good drape.

Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 137cm
Weight: 150gsm
Estimated shrinkage: TBC
Suitable: apparel, home décor, crafting, accessories, bedding
 
Organic Double Gauze 
Composition: 100% organic cotton
Fabric width: 112cm
Weight: 105gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: baby wraps, babywear, scarves, summer and holiday apparel
 
GOTS Certified Organic Poplin 
This fabric is smooth, light, and soft to the touch – appropriate for dress shirts and spring dresses. It drapes beautifully and an excellent choice for apparel. 

Composition: 100% organic cotton
Fabric width: 147cm
Weight: 100gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 2%
Suitable: summer dresses, tops, shirts, scarves
 
Organic Sateen 
This is a lightweight fabric with a silky, smooth texture and subtle sheen that has an excellent drape. Its lustre provides a more luxe impression and it is easy-to-sew.

Composition: 100% organic cotton
Fabric width: 148cm
Weight: 130gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 2%
Suitable: apparel, bedding, ties, home décor, scarves, pyjamas, boxer shorts
 
Organic Cotton Single Jersey
This is a soft, comfortable and easy-to-sew fabric. Refer to our blog post, Sewing: Tried and Tested Organic Jersey for more information on working with jersey.

Composition: 95% organic cotton 5% spandex
Fabric width: 160cm
Weight: 210gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: jumpsuits, t-shirts, children's apparel, sweaters

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Voile
Originating from India, our organic cotton voile is 100% GOTS certified which means that the growing and manufacturing process is 100% organic. It is a sturdy weave, lightweight and luxurious, recommended for summertime attire or layer with a jacket in cooler months. Lining may be required with light colours. 

Composition: 100% organic cotton
Fabric width: 140cm
Weight: 90gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: lightweight summer garments, dresses, shirting, baby wraps 
 
Oxford 
Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 150cm
Weight: 205gsm
Estimated shrinkage: TBC
Suitable: TBC
 
Poplin 
This fabric is smooth, light, and soft to the touch – appropriate for dress shirts and spring dresses with a beautiful drape.
Composition: 100% cotton
Fabric width: 157cm
Weight: 100gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Suitable: summer dresses, tops, shirts, scarves

 
Sand-washed Linen
The sand-washing is a simple process that softens the linen and does not produce any toxins or substances that are harmful to humans. It is similar to washing clothes, but after cleaning the fabric fibre it is expanded with high temperature and strong wind. This is an environmentally friendly method that gives the linen a sandblasted effect that complies with Oeko-Tex credentials and not treated with abrasive powders.

Composition: 100% linen
Fabric width: 140cm
Weight: 190gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: home décor, structured garments, crafting, accessories, bedding, shirts and trousers
Country of origin: China
Washing instructions: Hand wash or cold delicate machine wash. Line dry in shade, do not tumble dry.
Note: Colours may vary depending on fabric type and print run. Lighter colours may require lining because of the loose weave structure. Linen may include slub yarn texture.

Tencel Linen
Tencel linen has a silky, soft feel, that is more luxurious than any other linen. It is naturally breathable, lightweight and ideal for skirts, scarves, shirts, bedding and dresses. The production process of this fabric has passed Oeko-Tex certification.

Composition: 93% tencel and 7% linen
Fabric width: 147cm
Weight: 155gsm
Estimated shrinkage: 5%
Suitable: garments, bedding, skirts, shirts and dresses
Country of origin: China
Washing instructions: Hand wash or cold delicate machine wash. Line dry in shade, do not tumble dry.
Note: Colours may vary depending on fabric type and print run.

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Twill Sateen
Organic cotton twill sateen is a durable fabric with a slight sheen. Made from 100% organic cotton and manufactured with no harmful substances. It is an ideal choice for garments particularly shirts, skirts, jackets as well as bedding and cushions.

Composition: 100% organic cotton
Fabric width: 140-145cm
Weight: 150gsm
Country of origin: India
Washing instructions: Hand wash or cold delicate machine wash. Line dry in shade, do not tumble dry.
Note: Colours may vary depending on fabric type and print run.