Feather Baby’s single-knit jersey is incredibly soft and lightweight, perfect against a baby’s delicate skin. This is our lightest fabric, and because it can stretch in all four directions—left to right, and up and down—it feels amazingly comfortable and drapes beautifully.
In fact, this jersey looks and feels a lot like your favorite soft t-shirt. That’s because Feather Baby uses a single-knit jersey with one flatter, smoother side, while the opposite side shows a bit more texture on the surface. Compared to the smooth outside, the inside is still incredibly soft. The difference to the hand is very subtle on fabric made from such fine threads. On solid white, single-knit jersey can be just a bit see-through, like that same, well-loved T-shirt. But our cute prints make it less so.
Since we use only Pima cotton, which has much longer fibers than standard cotton, our jersey is both extremely soft and extremely strong. This means that it lasts longer and pills less. Our jersey is preshrunk through a carefully controlled process in order to minimize shrinkage once you buy it. We also put our single-knit jersey through a special machine to control twisting, resulting in a high-quality fabric with an even smoother and more luxurious feel.
Feather Baby uses single-knit jersey for most of our bubbles and many of our rompers, especially the styles featuring short sleeves and short pants. Our commitment to quality ensures that each of our items holds up better and lasts longer than other brands, washing well and only getting softer with time.
Our interlock jersey, also known as double-knit jersey, is more substantial than our single-knit, though still quite light overall. Created from two single jerseys knitted together, it boasts a flat, smooth surface on both sides, and is actually the most popular fabric in the Feather Baby collection.
Its smooth inner surface is wonderfully comfortable, while the smooth outer surface allows for clear, vibrant prints. Because it is less stretchy than single-knit jersey, our interlock also keeps its shape better, bouncing back to its original size with less drooping and sagging.
About the thickness of a typical polo shirt, our interlock is preshrunk through a carefully controlled process in order to minimize shrinkage once you buy it. And, since it’s made from the same high-quality Pima cotton as our other fabrics, Feather Baby’s interlock jersey is just as soft and durable as you’d expect.
All of these qualities mean that our interlock is extremely versatile, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of baby clothes. At Feather Baby, we make all of our footies and many of our full-length, coverall-style rompers from interlock jersey. When shopping on our website, choose Middle Weight Interlock from the drop-down menu to see the variety of styles we offer.
The heaviest fabric that’s knitted especially for Feather Baby is a sweatshirt-weight jersey with one smooth side and one softer, fuzzier side. Unlike most fleeces, which are man-made from synthetic fibers, our fleece is always 100% cotton. This makes it softer, more breathable, and better for the environment.
Our fleece is actually created in almost the same way as our regular jersey, but with a much heavier thread. So, like our single-knit, it has a flat side and a piled side, with all those tiny, bath-towel-like loops. The difference is, those loops are then brushed out into a soft, fleecy “nap,” creating insulation and warmth without adding any weight.
This napping process also adds a deliciously cozy feel to the inside of our fleece, making it ideal for keeping babies warm during the chillier months. That’s why in Feather Baby’s fall collections, we use fleece for our outerwear rompers and jackets.
Like the other fabrics at Feather Baby, our fleece is preshrunk through a carefully controlled process in order to minimize shrinkage once you buy it. It then goes through a specialized process to prevent the yarn from twisting. In addition, the long, durable fibers of our Peruvian cotton help the finished garments to resist pilling—and to hold up through wash after wash. As with all of our clothing, each of our fleece pieces is exceptionally soft, comfortable, and made to last.