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.
If you need to, brush up on sewing with jersey knit fabrics.
Pre-wash any fabric containing cotton, wool or viscose before cutting out.
Blunt needle warning – Please remember to start every garment with a new stretch needle – 75/11 for fine fabrics such as this one, and 90/14 for other fabrics.
Mercerised Cotton 100% 140cm wide Lightweight – approx. 165gsm $49-95/m