Knitwit Rugby Knit Fabric is a good quality medium weight rugby knit for a more casual look in tops, skirts, pants and shorts. It is available in a wide range of colours.
It is a hardy fabric and if laundered carefully, not much ironing, if any, is required.
Knitwit Rugby Knit is low stretch, by which we mean less than 25%, but if your pattern is sized for a medium stretch (25-35%) fabric, you can still use it, but you may need to cut out a size bigger.
It is a two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in 1 direction only, from selvedge to selvedge.
Black | Navy | Maroon | Bottle Green | Raspberry | Fuchsia | Royal Blue | Storm Blue | Marl Blue | Lavender | Wisteria | Emerald | Dusty Pink | Cream | White | Pink | Turquoise Green
Matching rib for most colours.
65% Polyester/35% Cotton 145cm wide Medium weight – 275gsm Country of origin – Australia
Sewing with Knit Fabrics
For 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.