Choosing the Right Fabric: 100% Cotton vs. Poly Cotton

What is the difference between 100% Cotton Twill and Poly Cotton Twill?

When it comes to sewing, one of the most critical decisions you'll make is choosing the right fabric. Among the many options available, two popular choices are 100% Cotton and Poly Cotton blends. Each has its unique characteristics, and understanding the differences between them can help you make an informed decision on which one to use for your sewing projects.

If you're caught between Poly Cotton Twill or 100% Cotton for a DIY Kit, here are some differences:

  • 100% Cotton is all natural whereas Poly Cotton is a polyester and cotton mixed fabric
  • 100% Cotton is more breathable and gets softer with more use
  • Poly Cotton tends to be stiffer and more durable & tear-resistant
  • 100% Cotton tends to shrink after washing whereas Poly Cotton holds its shape well

GA000 DIY Kits (100% Cotton) Collection 


Here is the 100% Cotton Twill in Khaki Green. Currently, it's the only 100% Cotton Fabric that is a different color than its Poly Cotton sibling, Fern Green (pictured below). In this case, the Khaki Green is visibly softer than the Fern Green Cotton Poly Twill.


This is the aforementioned Fern Green Cotton Poly Twill. In terms of color, it is a more intense green with a bit more shine than Khaki Green.
Choosing between 100% Cotton and Poly Cotton depends on your project and your priorities:

Choose 100% Cotton If: You value natural, breathable fibers, and you're working on lightweight, comfortable clothing or home textiles. 

Choose Poly Cotton If: Durability and easy care are your top priorities, or you're sewing garments that need to maintain their shape and color over time. 

Ultimately, the choice between 100% Cotton and Poly Cotton is a matter of personal preference and project requirements. Experiment with both to see which one suits your needs best, and don't hesitate to mix and match them in creative ways to take advantage of their respective benefits.
Happy sewing!

GA000 DIY Kits (100% Cotton) Collection