Waffle Cloth Wednesday! What is Waffle Cloth?

Waffle cloth, also known as waffle weave fabric or honeycomb fabric, is a woven fabric that has a recessed pattern created by cords running either vertically,horizontally or both, creating a square design (hence the waffle name).

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Waffle cloth is generally made of cotton, but can also be made of wool, polyester-cotton blends or microfiber.

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Waffle cloth comes in several different gauges from fine to medium to coarse. The color most commonly associated with waffle cloth is white, though it does come in a variety of colors and prints.

It is woven in a way that makes it very absorbent, but also allows air to flow through it so it dries quickly. This makes waffle cloth ideal for anything where absorbency is needed.

So what to make with waffle cloth?

Light Gauge- Hand towels, dish towels or cleaning cloths.

Medium Gauge- Bath towels, aprons, pajamas or other clothing.

Coarse Gauge- Plush bath towels, robes or slippers.

Have you made anything with waffle cloth? What was it? What made you chose that fabric?

 Waffle Cloth Wednesday! What is Waffle Cloth?
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14 Responses to Waffle Cloth Wednesday! What is Waffle Cloth?

  1. Lynda-Lee Hartley says:

    Where can I purchase waffle fabric in South Africa?

  2. Ali says:

    I want to make my own clothes where I can find ver soft waffle fabric material ?

  3. Elena says:

    Hi do u sell that “Coarse Gauge Waffle Fabric”?
    How much per meter/yard?

  4. Maria Nogueira says:

    Talvez no Brasil seja o tecido que chamamos de piquê?.
    Se for já fiz colcha p/ bebê bordada.

  5. Marthie says:

    Love to make dish cloths with is. BUT very difficult to get in SA

  6. Jane C. says:

    I have a jacket made out of it. I bought it at a thrift shop and wear it seldom.

  7. I think it’d make nice diaper covers!

  8. Ali M says:

    Hmm, I have a waffle cloth shower curtain I decided to stop using when I made a new one last month, maybe I’ll have to repurpose it for something!

  9. Ashley says:

    Hi Mary: Yes there was! In a couple fabric books I have they use all the names interchangeably.

  10. Mary says:

    Wasn’t there a fabric back in the 40′s or 50′s called waffle pique? I think it was finer that this, and I had a skirt made of it.

  11. Wendy says:

    I made someone a wonderful house coat out of pale pink waffle weave cotton. It is so easy to work with and gives excellent results! Be sure to preshrink first. I did because it is cotton. The texture is even better after washing and drying, and, you don’t have to worry about further shrinkage!

  12. Paula says:

    Looks like something that I need to sew up. Would definitely be easy for dish clothes, and towels.

  13. Kelly Preciado says:

    I have used dish towels made form Waffle Cloth but I have not, as of yet, sewed anything from Waffle Cloth. Hmm…..I now think a few projects will be coming up!

  14. Ludmilla says:

    I made beautiful dish clothes, but that was way back when I was learning to sew.