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Sewing Jersey & Other Stretch Fabrics

I know sewing stretch fabric can seem a bit daunting but once you get the hang of it, it's great! The fit is far more forgiving and you end up with a super comfy garment.

Here are some of our top tips for sewing stretch fabric.

1. Invest in some ballpoint needles. These are perfect for knits because the tip is slightly rounded. This means they push between the loops of the fabric, rather than piercing holes in the fabric.
2. If you don't have a cover stitch machine try a twin needle. These work brilliantly because they will do a perfect row of double stitching on top, and a neat little zig-zag on the bottom.
3. No overlocker no problem! Simply use a zig zag stitch which will stretch with your fabric.
4. Worried about hemming? Why not leave a raw edge? Knit fabric won't fray, it's saves sewing time and can add a stylish finish to your garment.
5. Don't forget to always check the direction of the stretch before you cut out your pattern. You want the fabric to stretch horizontally across your body.

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Tilly & The Buttons Nora

This is a great pattern to get you started sewing stretch fabrics. Even if you are a pro I would highly recommend the Nora as it is quick to sew and a stylish wardrobe stable with high and round neck options and two different sleeve lengths.

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  2. F316 Ribbed Jersey Terracotta

     

    F316 Ribbed Jersey Terracotta

    £5.00 / Metre

    A lovely soft drape ribbed jersey.

    Ideal for T-shirts, dresses or childrens clothing.

    190 gsm

    Free samples available.

  3. Cable Knit Mint B241

     

    Cable Knit Mint B241

    £16.50 / Metre

    This chunky cable knit is definitely my favourite dress making fabric of the moment, Available in 4 lovely colours and perfect for jumpers, dresses and cardigans But would also be gorgeous as something simple like a throw!

    Machine washable and Oeko-Tex Standard with a 485gsm. Check out out Instagram page where you can see customer makes in this fabric!

    Free samples available. 

  4. W25 Super Soft Stretch Corduroy Lilac

     

    W25 Super Soft Stretch Corduroy Lilac

    £15.00 / Metre

    This super soft 6 wale corduroy is a cotton elastane mix giving it a lovely comfort stretch. The chunky cord would be perfect for a variety of dressmaking projects including dungarees, trousers and jackets 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of corduroy fabrics. 

    If you would like to find out more about corduroy fabric or need some help choosing a pattern, join Emily as she talks through our range. 

    Free samples available. Weight 325gsm. 

  1. W52 Denim Jersey Blue

     

    W52 Denim Jersey Blue

    NEW
    £13.50 / Metre

    This lovely quality denim look jersey is perfect for a variety of dressmaking projects including leggings, dresses and skirts. The jersey is predominantly cotton with a lovely soft backing and a weight of 285gsm meaning it definitely will not go see through!

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of denim fabrics. 

    Free samples available. 

  2. W51 Denim Jersey Black

     

    W51 Denim Jersey Black

    NEW
    £13.50 / Metre

    This lovely quality denim look jersey is perfect for a variety of dressmaking projects including leggings, dresses and skirts. The jersey is predominantly cotton with a lovely soft backing and a weight of 285gsm meaning it definitely will not go see through!

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of denim fabrics. 

    Free samples available. 

  3. W38 Breton Stripe Jersey Aqua

     

    W38 Breton Stripe Jersey Aqua

    £12.50 / Metre

    This lovely cotton jersey is printed with a classic Breton stripe. It is super soft yet heavy enough for a variety of dressmaking projects. The elastane content adds a great stretch and means your garments will not lose their shape of time.

    We think this jersey would make lovely dresses and tops for both children and adults. 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of jersey fabrics

    Free samples available. Weight 220gsm. 

  4. F334 Sea Stripe Cotton Jersey Ivory Blue

     

    F334 Sea Stripe Cotton Jersey Ivory Blue

    £8.00 / Metre

    This light weight jersey hangs beautifully, it showcases a beautiful shiny surface and elastic properties ensuring a comfortable and flattering fit. Its versatility knows no bounds, making it suitable for a wide range of garments and styles, such as t- shirts, baby wear, underwear, leggings and pyjamas. 

    Free samples available.

  5. W36 Herringbone Knit Jersey Monochrome

     

    W36 Herringbone Knit Jersey Monochrome

    £13.50 / Metre

    This is a beautifully soft heavy weight double knit with a herringbone design and a wool touch face. 

    This type of jersey is perfect for sweaters, cardigans and loungewear sets for both children and adults. 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of jersey fabrics

    Free samples available. Weight 345gsm. 

  6. W35 Heavy Jacquard Sweatshirting Rust

     

    W35 Heavy Jacquard Sweatshirting Rust

    £18.50 / Metre

    This is a beautifully soft heavy weight sweatshirting with the most snuggly brushed back. It is a jacquard sweatshirting with a small design knitted into the jerseys adding a lovely detail.

    Sweatshirting is perfect for sweaters, jogging bottoms and loungewear sets for both children and adults. 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of jersey fabrics

    Free samples available. Weight 340gsm. 

  7. W16 Luxury Sweatshirting Navy

     

    W16 Luxury Sweatshirting Navy

    £11.50 / Metre

    This is a beautifully soft heavy weight sweatshirting with the most snuggly brushed back

    Sweatshirting is perfect for sweaters, jogging bottoms and loungewear sets for both children and adults. 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of jersey fabrics

    Free samples available. Weight 250gsm. 

  8. W15 Luxury Sweatshirting Aqua

     

    W15 Luxury Sweatshirting Aqua

    £11.50 / Metre

    This is a beautifully soft heavy weight sweatshirting with the most snuggly brushed back

    Sweatshirting is perfect for sweaters, jogging bottoms and loungewear sets for both children and adults. 

    Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our full range of jersey fabrics

    Free samples available. Weight 250gsm. 

Wrap Dresses

The ultimate in comfort and versatility. The wrap dress is perfect for any occasion. Dress it up for a wedding or party or team a strappy version with a plain t-shirt and trainers for a laid back vibe.

  1. Confetti Sprinkle Jersey Navy White F305

     

    Confetti Sprinkle Jersey Navy White F305

    £5.00 / Metre

    Confetti sprinkle jersey is a soft stretchy fabric suitable for dressmaking and craft projects. Free samples available.

  2. i469 Lisbon Tiles Jersey Wine

     

    i469 Lisbon Tiles Jersey Wine

    £9.50 / Metre

    This knitted jersey has a beautifully soft mercerised finish and is perfect for dressmaking fabrics requiring a stretch fabric. Free samples available.

    Worried about sewing stretch fabric? Check out our inspiration page for top tips and sewing ideas. 

  3. i468 Funky Flowers Jersey Multi Black

     

    i468 Funky Flowers Jersey Multi Black

    £5.00 / Metre

    This knitted jersey has a bold floral print and is perfect for dressmaking fabrics requiring a lightweight stretch fabric. Free samples available.

    Worried about sewing stretch fabric? Check out our inspiration page for top tips and sewing ideas. 

  4. Plain Cotton Interlock Jersey Teal Tex Ex 2760

     

    Plain Cotton Interlock Jersey Teal Tex Ex 2760

    £8.50 / Metre

    Interlock jersey is a fab sturdy weight, as well as having a soft and comfortable feel. It is a great jersey to sew with as it isn't overly stretchy it won't distort whilst sewn. 

    This cotton interlock is 195gsm and would be perfect for t-shirts, lightweight sweatshirts and children's clothes.

    Free samples availabe.