Embrace® double gauze cotton from Shannon Fabrics is ideal for summer sewing projects.

With summer comes warmer temperatures and longer days, so it’s the ideal time of the year for lighter, more breathable fabrics. 

Enter Embrace® double gauze cotton — it’s lightweight, easy breezy and comfy cozy, and great for summer sewing.

Embrace® double gauze cotton is perfect for summer-friendly sewing projects like accessories (scarves and shawls), baby products (swaddle blankets and bibs), apparel (kimonos, tops, tunics, dresses), sleepwear (nightgowns, robes, pajama pants), home decor (lightweight throw blankets, window treatments, quilts), table linens (napkins, table cloths), and more.

What is Embrace® Double Gauze?

Embrace® is made from two layers of gauze, an inherently light fabric with an open weave, that are basted together every inch. This forms a subtle grid over the fabric and allows the layers to act as one. Embrace® is prewashed for extra softness from first touch, and its breathable and natural construction becomes even softer with every wash.

embrace double gauze cotton
Embrace® is made from two layers of gauze, an inherently light fabric with an open weave, that are basted together every inch.

This irresistible fabric is offered in yardage (in solids, prints and even metallics) and there are also convenient kits for making self-binding baby blankets, strip quilts, swaddle blankets and loveys. Many of the kits also contain our always-popular Cuddle® minky.

Shop Resources

Shops can participate in the Shannon Fabrics finished kit program, where they can purchase a finished sample for display if they buy a certain number of the same kit. Other shop support includes trunk shows with samples that feature Embrace®, classes on how to sew with Embrace®, and more.

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“Embrace® is ideal for shops in the summer months to help promote sales,” states Sheryl Sapriel, Marketing Director at Shannon Fabrics. “We have our Sweet Selection package that includes our best-selling solids and prints in smaller bolts and comes with a no-risk money back guarantee. There are three assortment package options, flyers, free patterns and a free display blanket too!”

Embrace® Double Gauze Tips

As with almost all their fabrics, Shannon Fabrics offers free downloadable tips sheets on how to work specifically with Embrace® double gauze — perfect for printing out and displaying in shops. Also, Shannon Fabrics has created free downloadable patterns for this beautiful fabric, such as accessories, blankets and more. These resources can be found on our website, or call one of the friendly customer service representatives for more information at 866-624-5252. 

You can find Embrace® double gauze at independent quilt shops and fabric stores, or check our Store Locator to find online shops and shops near you.

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Michael Nystrom
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