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Chenille & Minky???

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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Ok so I'm working like crazy on a new project for my etsy & I have run into a HUGE problem. I have been looking on fabric.com, ebay, and a bunch of other sites for chenille and all they ever show is minky!! Does minky work the same way chenille does? Does it have the same texture? what are major differences between the two? Where do you buy your chenille? What is a reasonable price to pay for chenille?

Thanks ahead of time!! :-)

Oohh also if someone could please tell me the best fabric to use for the boutique totes that would be great!! I have been looking for a solid black color, but I'm not sure which type of fabric to go with.. Thanks again.

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by Jenny on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM

http://www.chenillemagic.com/c-2-cotton-chenille.aspx

http://minkydelight.com/softchenille.html

http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypId=707

Chenille has more texture to it than minky but supposedly pills/doesn't hold up as well in the wash. I believe all minky is poly; chenille is usually (not always) made from cotton. Some types of chenille are very delicate and require dry-cleaning rather than machine washing. Minky dot is sometimes referred to as chenille since the raised bumps offer quite a bit of texture.

I'm not entirely sure what a "boutique tote" is, but - assuming it's the same as other totes - canvas is nice and sturdy.

tinamariebowers
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM


Quoting xtwistedxlovex:

http://www.chenillemagic.com/c-2-cotton-chenille.aspx

http://minkydelight.com/softchenille.html

http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypId=707

Chenille has more texture to it than minky but supposedly pills/doesn't hold up as well in the wash. I believe all minky is poly; chenille is usually (not always) made from cotton. Some types of chenille are very delicate and require dry-cleaning rather than machine washing. Minky dot is sometimes referred to as chenille since the raised bumps offer quite a bit of texture.

I'm not entirely sure what a "boutique tote" is, but - assuming it's the same as other totes - canvas is nice and sturdy.

Thank you so much!! I have going nuts on fabric.com & coming up with nothing. What I mean by boutique totes is like the monogramed diaper bag totes like you can buy on etsy. I've also seen them in stores but can't put my finger on exactly what material it is.

xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Apr. 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Looks like most of them are cotton or microfiber, several have gingham lining. I see some canvas and nylon totes too.

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