Oh, to be nestled up in your favorite cozy blanket by the fire on a cold winter’s day with hot cocoa and a book in hand (which is much needed after months of watching Christmas movies). If only we could all stay in that picture-perfect scenario from morning ’til night, but since we can’t, I like to make sure I’m comfy from head to toe – starting with my clothes. The fabrics below are soft, supple, and absolute home runs for keeping me warm and comfy while the temperatures outside are less than inviting.
The warmest fabric of the bunch— it comes in many weights, making it perfect for many occasions. It has natural insulating and moisture-wicking properties that will definitely keep you warm. Some thicker wool may be irritating to some, but with different weights and wool types, there’s sure to be a wool variety that works for even the most sensitive skin.
Looking for a wool alternative? It’s soft, warm, and cost-efficient: it ticks all the cozy boxes without breaking the bank. Fleece is made of polyester, a synthetic material. It has decent drying properties to keep you dry if you’re out on a snowy day and is lightweight enough to keep from feeling heavy and cumbersome. Sew zip-ups or jackets, hoodies, or any other cozy winter pieces with fleece to stay ultra-warm and fashionable. Opt for a slim fit to keep from looking frumpy.
This brushed cotton fabric is a homerun for keeping the body warm, and it’s so soft. Flannel is a trusted fabric that practically everyone knows and owns. Flannel PJs, button-ups, nightgowns, shackets, and more are excellent choices when trying to decide if a flannel masterpiece is down your alley or not.
It’s soft to the touch, and that already makes this fabric a front runner for warm and cozy fabrics. Velvet also comes in a wide range of varieties and is easy to shape into form-fitting pieces or even more relaxed ones (we love versatility). 2 piece sets are the go-to for nearly everyone, and I’ve seen a lot of velour options that are really quite eye-catching.
5. Bamboo Knits
If you’re looking for a fabric that offers ultimate comfort and softness, then bamboo knits are just what the doctor ordered. Being eco-friendly and practical, there are countless ways to integrate bamboo knits into your comfy wardrobe as they offer a natural luxe feel to the skin. Bonus: it’s antibacterial, surprisingly durable, moisture-wicking, and good for the environment. Try your hand at making a sweater or a cardigan like the one linked here that combines 2 free sewing patterns to create one to-die-for piece.