Knitwit Printed Cotton Jersey Harlequin is one of a new range of beautiful cotton jersey digital prints with brilliant colours. Lightweight, cool to wear, and ideal for warm days. It is also a good trans-seasonal fabric as it would make a comfortable long sleeve top as well.
This natural fibre fabric has OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification that the fabric is harmless to health, and adheres to prescribed limit values for potentially harmful chemicals.
Medium stretch, by which we mean 35% stretch. If your pattern is sized for a low stretch fabric (less then 35% stretch), you can still use it, but you may need to take the garment in.
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.
Cotton 95%/Spandex 5% 150cm wide Light weight – 190gsm Country of origin – Turkey
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.
[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.]