Knitwit Mercerised Cotton Jersey Knit Como Candy Yellow Black

$49.95 / m

Product Price

Description

Knitwit Mercerised Cotton Jersey Knit Como is an exclusive import from Como in Italy.

Ideal for tops or soft skirts, it is knitted from the finest quality Egyptian cotton, mercerised to give it that distinctive, gentle sheen – guaranteed to turn heads!

Read an article in a back issue of Threads Magazine entitled Mercerising Makes Cotton Extra Smooth (open in new window).

Low stretch, by which we mean less than 25%.

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.

Two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in 1 direction only, from selvedge to selvedge.

Again, if your pattern is sized for a four way stretch fabric, you can still use it, but you may again need to cut out a size bigger.

Mercerised Cotton 100%         140cm wide         Lightweight – approx. 165gsm            Country of origin – Italy

Sewing with 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.