Knitwit Mercerised Cotton Knit Fabric Bianca is a top quality Italian yarn dyed mercerised cotton knit. It carries the FiloScozia quality guarantee. Mercerised cotton has enhanced lustre, strength, and colour. Bianca is beautifully light weight (110gsm) and suitable for tops.
Read an article in a back issue of Threads Magazine entitled Mercerising Makes Cotton Extra Smooth (open in new window).
Medium stretch, by which we mean 25% stretch. If your pattern is sized for a low stretch (less then 25%) fabric, you can still use it, but you may need run the garment in.
Two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in one direction only, from selvedge to selvedge.
Black | Dark Olive | Jacaranda | Light Taupe | Off White | Peacock Blue | Purple | Red | Sea Green | Spring Green | Summer Navy | Teal Green | Turquoise | Ultramarine | White
Yarn dyed mercerised cotton 100% 140cm wide Very Lightweight – 110gsm Country of origin: Italy
Sewing with Jersey Knit Fabrics
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.
Please remember to pre-wash any fabric containing cotton, wool or viscose before cutting out.