Knitwit Cotton Spandex Jersey is a high stretch fabric used mainly for fitted clothes and active wear such as leggings, tights, tank tops, cropped pants, leotards, unitards. It can also be used for looser garments such as t-shirts.
Knitwit Cotton Spandex Jersey is high stretch, by which we mean 50% stretch. If your pattern is sized for a medium stretch (25-35%) fabric, you can still use it, but you may need to run the garment in.
Knitwit Cotton Spandex Jersey is four way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in 2 directions: from selvedge to selvedge and also lengthways. If your pattern is sized for a two way stretch fabric, you can still use it.
Marl Grey | Charcoal | Royal Blue | Red | Fuchsia | Navy | White | Black
90% Cotton/10% Spandex 150cm wide Lightweight 190gsm Country of origin – Australia
By the way, Spandex is the preferred name of spandex fibre in the US. It is known in Europe as elastane, and in the UK and Australia as Lycra®. Spandex is actually an anagram of expands.
Sewing with Knitwit Jersey Knit Fabrics
- Pre-wash before cutting out and allow up to 5% shrinkage.
- For jersey knit fabrics, we use and recommend Gutermann Sew-All Thread, a top quality 100% polyester thread available in a huge range of colours to match your fabric.
- You will need stretch needles for sewing knit fabrics. Use Schmetz Stretch needles – 75/11 on fine knit fabrics, and 90/14 on other knit fabrics.
- Start each new project with a fresh needle, especially if the fabric contains cotton or wool. Blunt needles can leave holes on the stitching line.
- Vliesofix Bondaweb Tape is a must if you want to get more professional looking hems and neck edges.
If you need more help, visit our sewing with jersey knit fabrics page.