Poplin is a versatile plain weave apparel fabric. With a similar resemblance to broadcloth, poplin comes in a 100% polyester variety or a poly cotton blend. Poplin is a wrinkle-free and breathable fabric. It comes in a variety of colors and has a nice drape with very little stretch in any direction.
The 5 oz. poly cotton blend is the heavier of the two options and is often used for apparel and uniforms – most notably, the material that many hospital scrubs are made out of. 100% polyester poplin can be used for making bias tape, flag making, and crafts, but both can be used for just about any project that needs a basic lightweight fabric.
Poplin is a great material for beginner sewers or those looking to start making apparel, because it is easy to work with. It is used by sewers of all skill levels because of its casual appearance, comfort, durability, and ease of care.