Cotton is a natural fibre that comes from the seedpod of the cotton plant and is used to make many fabric types. Cotton fabric is popular because it’s easy to care for and comfortable year-round.
In hot, humid weather, cotton “breathes.” As the body perspires, cotton fibres absorb the moisture and release it on the surface of the fabric, so it evaporates. In cold weather, if the fabric remains dry, the fibres retain body heat, especially napped fabrics.
Cotton is easy to clean; it can be laundered or dry-cleaned. It withstands high water temperatures, so it can be boiled. It does wrinkle easily and is prone to shrinkage by up to 8-10%.
Fabrics are sold in half metre increments so that you order the quantity you need and won't have too much scrap fabric left. Remnant fabrics are sold as they are, meaning if it is 1.5m left, then this is what will be sold. It won't be possible just to get some of it.