What is Polycotton Fabric? A Brief Introduction
What is Polycotton Fabric?
Polycotton fabric is a lightweight material that is simply a blend of polyester and cotton. It is a combination of two popular fabrics. It is generally a cheaper alternative to cotton which comes in a variety of prints and colours. Thanks to its natural breathability and durability, it's used in a variety of clothing and upholstery work.
What is Polycotton Used For?
Due to its lightweight, naturally breathable and extremely durable properties, it is a popular choice for a number of different products.
What Can I Make With Polycotton Fabric?
Polycotton is a popular fabric that is used in a variety of sewing projects. This includes:
- Work Underalls
Plus many more
What Does Polycotton Feel Like?
Polycotton holds a soft yet crisp feel that is super comfortable and lightweight - it is suitable for all weather types making it a great use for everyday clothing fabric.
Properties of Polycotton: Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages
Polycotton is known for its durability, breathability, absorbency and wrinkle-resistant properties. It is a super easy fabric to work with and creates amazing designs not only for dressmaking but for upholstery projects too.
Is Polycotton a good material? Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of Polycotton fabric
|Affordable||It's not biodegradable|
|Breathable||Over time it can pill|
|Wrinkle free||Not absorbent|
|Highly durable||Not as soft as other fabrics|
|Easy to care for|
Types of Polycotton:
At Poundametre we stock a variety of polycotton, including:
What Is The Difference Between Polycotton And Cotton?
At a more affordable price, polycotton blend combines the strength of both synthetic and cotton fibres in two ratios that will vary. Whilst cotton has a softer feel, polyester brings added durability to the fabric, meaning polycotton creases less and has a crisp texture.
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Is Polycotton Eco-Friendly?
Although polycotton is not deemed eco-friendly, there are ways in which you can still use polycotton fabric as a sustainable choice. Recycle old fabrics to produce new designs. If you are after a new colour you could invest in some fabric dye and achieve your desired look.