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Choosing Your Cloud Tracksuit Fabric

14—March 2022

Our recently released Cloud Tracksuit is a must-sew for any trans-seasonal wardrobe! This week we unpack the best fabrics to use for Cloud, including cosy organic cottons, merinos, boiled wools and more!

Cloud Tracksuit — Make by TFS
Mar 14 2022

The Cloud Set of patterns offers a modern alternative for lounge and everyday essentials, perfect for advanced beginner sewists with just a little sewing experience. An ultra-cosy matching tracksuit combo, the Cloud Set will be your new everyday go-to. With new fabrics arriving in stores and online weekly, it's the perfect time to pick your Cloud fabrics! Read on for fabric recommendations.

SQ Stack GOTS Organic Cotton Ribbing Sweatshirting
GOTS Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib

The fabric you choose will have a big impact on the silhouette and feel of your Cloud tracksuit. We designed this pattern for knit fabrics, with our incredibly cosy GOTS certified Organic Cotton Sweatshirting and matching Rib fabric range in mind! GOTS is the international gold standard in organic textile certifications, and we’re proud to say that our exclusive 100% Organic Cotton ranges are GOTS certified by the independent auditing body Control Union [1146287].

Organic cotton growing also uses only organic-approved fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides from plants, animals and minerals, decreasing your likelihood of exposure to unhealthy chemicals, as well as protecting farmers and workers, and their lands within the cotton production system.

All of the mills involved in the making of our Organic Cotton ranges are certified to GOTS and Bluesign, as well as environmental accreditations FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and OEKO-Tex Standard 100.

Pink Detail
Blush Cloud Set Front
Omari wears Cloud in GOTS Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib — Vintage Blush (above) and Vanilla (below)
Vanilla Cloud Set Side
Vanilla Cloud Set Front
GOTS Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib

Our GOTS Organic Sweatshirting is a heavyweight pure cotton knit sweatshirting, thick and sumptuous for year-round lounging styles. This Turkish-made sweatshirting has been knitted with a smooth face and a loopback reverse which has been brushed to create a fleece finish. It's a luxuriously soft and cosy knit with a matt finish, minimal mechanical stretch and completely opaque. A dream fabric for tracksuits!

One of the best things about this GOTS Organic Cotton range is that every colour comes in matching rib! This non-tubular rib is also a heavyweight pure cotton, made in the same mill as our sweatshirting. It's knitted with a 3x1 face and a 1x1 reverse, creating a flatter finish on the reverse and ribbed face. This clever structure gives the rib extra stability and density creating a fully opaque fabric with slight mechanical width stretch, a dry hand feel and matt finish. Perfect for matching trims!

Being machine washable means garments made with these GOTS Organic Cotton fabrics are easy to care for too! Hooray! We recommend separating your colours and washing with cool or warm water and a gentle detergent for optimal longevity.

This dreamy fabric range is available in loads of tracksuit-worthy colours, browse our full range in your nearest store or online here!

GOTS Organic Cotton Sweatshirting and Ribbing The Fabric Store
Omari wears Cloud in GOTS Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib — Lilac (below)
Lilac Cloud Detail
Lilac Cloud Sweatshirt Front
ZQ Premium Merino

Cloud also looks and feels amazing in our ZQ Premium Merino, which lends the pattern a chic yet casual drapey silhouette. Our ZQ Premium Merino range is ethically produced and comes in a wide array of colours, including Tumeric, Vintage Blush, Guava and Olive (pictured below). You can find our ZQ Premium Merino range in all stores, including our Online Store.

(Below) Omari wears Cloud Sweatpants in ZQ Premium Merino — Navy
Merino Cloud Pant Front
SQ MG 7192
Boiled Woollens

We're also loving Cloud in boiled or knitted wools, which lend the tracksuit a sculptural feel and clean finish. Frankie wears Cloud in Boiled Wool/Nylon blend in Terracotta below, which gives the perfect amount of soft structure for the Funnel Neck Sweatshirt option!

Front Side Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Boiled Wool
Pocket Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Boiled Wool
Frankie wears Cloud in a Boiled Wool Nylon blend — Terracotta
Funnel Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Boiled Wool
Side Step Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Boiled Wool
Merino Sweatshirting

It's a rare occasion that we have merino sweatshirtings in stock, they're super popular and hard to come by! A handful of brushed options are available in stores and online now. Below Steph is wearing the Cloud set with a shorts hack, made up in Brushed Merino Sweatshirting in Grey Marle. Brushed Merino Sweatshirting colours featured below from top to bottom are Ice Mint, Aquamarine, Almond Marle, Grey Marle and Night Sky.

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Steph wears Cloud (ft. a shorts hack) in Brushed Merino Sweatshirting — Grey Marle
Front step Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Merino Sweatshirting
Back Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Merino Sweatshirting
SQ Front Make by TFS Cloud Set The Fabric Store Merino Sweatshirting

SEW many options! Don’t forget to consider how you will want to wash your tracksuit before choosing a fabric. We recommend pre-washing washable fabrics before you cut your pattern out, to ensure your finished garment does not shrink. If you need a little help sewing your Cloud, we have complete sew alongs available for the Cloud Sweatshirt pattern and Cloud Sweatpant pattern.

Don't forget to share your Cloud projects with us over on TikTok and Instagram using #TFSCloud!

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