Knitted Apparel Fabrics

Knitted Apparel Fabrics

Knitted fabrics are easily identified by visible looping. Knits also use the warp and weft terminology, with the 'V' shape warps referred to as wales and the weft 'U' like direction referred to as courses.

Common knit types include single jersey, double jersey (ponti), tricot (icon lace, swimwear lining) and interlock (kaleidoscope).

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  • Fabric Editions Pre-Cut Polar Fleece

    Fabric Editions Pre-Cut Polar Fleece

    The Fabric Editions Pre-Cut Polar Fleece is 180 grams, durable, needs minimum care, is warm and easy to sew. Add in more flair and desirable comfort to your projects using this marvellous masterpiece. It is made from delectable and high grade polyester material which provides comfort and snug soft t...

    Reg: $7.00 - $8.99


  • Peter Pan Fleece Panel

    Peter Pan Fleece Panel

    Join Peter Pan on his next adventure and add a fun and creative touch to your next DIY crafting or sewing project with the Peter Pan Fleece Panel. This is suitable for decor accents, apparel, and quilting.

    Reg: $12.00


  • Disney Cinderella Fleece Panel

    Disney Cinderella Fleece Panel

    Join Cinderella and add a bit a sparkle into your next DIY crafting or sewing project with the Disney Cinderella Fleece Panel. This is suitable for decor accents, apparel, and quilting.

    Reg: $12.00


  •   Unicorn Printed Minky Fleece

    Unicorn Printed Minky Fleece

    Marvellous and delightful, this mythical Unicorn Printed Minky Fleece is perfect for your magical themed sew projects. With tantalizing and seamless design, it will definitely add more scintilizing effect to your projects, adding the spark it needs.

    Reg: $34.99

    VIP: $24.49



  • Platinum Fleece

    Platinum Fleece

    Desirable and stylish, this Platinum Fleece is definitely the fleece you need for your upcoming projects! Choose from its array of colours to suit your needs.

    Reg: $10.00 - $19.99 per metre


  • Platinum Fleece

    Platinum Fleece

    Desirable and poise, this Platinum Fleece is definitely the fleece you need for your upcoming projects! Choose from its array of colours to suit your needs.

    Reg: $10.00 - $19.99 per metre


  •   Whales Combed Cotton Fabric

    Whales Combed Cotton Fabric

    The Whales Combed Cotton Fabric will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $22.99

    VIP: $15.99


  • Knit Collection Metallic Fabric

    Knit Collection Metallic Fabric

    The Knit Collection Metallic Fabric will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $10.00 per metre



  •   Nordic Deer Polar Fleece

    Nordic Deer Polar Fleece

    The Nordic Deer Polar Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  • Peak Polar Fleece

    Peak Polar Fleece

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the bright and vibrant Peak Polar Fleece. This gorgeous print will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Add a decorative touch to your next sewing or crafting project with this simple fleece. Shop the...

    Reg: $8.00 per metre


  • Princess Heart Polar Fleece

    Princess Heart Polar Fleece

    The Princess Heart Polar Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $12.00 per metre


  • Princess Moments Polar Fleece

    Princess Moments Polar Fleece

    The Princess Moments Polar Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $12.00 per metre




  •   Spot Printed Jersey Interlock

    Spot Printed Jersey Interlock

    Lovely with small dots, this Spot Printed Jersey Interlock will definitely add more texture to your sew projects!

    Reg: $14.99

    VIP: $10.49


  • Brights Knits

    Brights Knits

    The Brights Knits will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $10.00 per metre


  • Chevron Printed Combed Jersey

    Chevron Printed Combed Jersey

    Chevron Printed Combed Jersey for all your fashion needs.

    Reg: $10.00 per metre


  •   Cross #2 Printed Combed Cotton

    Cross #2 Printed Combed Cotton

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant Cross #2 Printed Combed Cotton. This gorgeous print will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete range of Combed Cotton online.

    Reg: $22.99

    VIP: $15.99


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Can I purchase knitted apparel fabrics at Spotlight?

Yes, Spotlight stock a wide variety of knitted apparel fabrics including jersey, Ponta di Roma, double knits, ribbing and many more. Most of our fabrics are available by the metre, except a few which are available in pre-cut pieces. This is more economical if for instance you only need a small piece for some cuffs or a waistband, or want to use some for craft projects.

What are the features of knitted apparel fabric?

In principle, there are two main types of knitted apparel fabrics, weft-knitted and warp-knitted.

Weft-knitted fabric is made by looping together long lengths of yarn. It can be made by hand or machine. The yarn runs in rows across the fabric. If a stitch is dropped, or the fabric is damaged, it will ladder down the length of the fabric. The fabric is stretchy and comfortable and is used for socks, T-shirts and jumpers.

In warp-knitted fabric, the loops interlock vertically along the length of the fabric. Warp knits are slightly stretchy and do not ladder. Warp-knitted fabric is made by machine. It is often used for swimwear and underwear.

What are the benefits of knitted apparel fabric?

Some of the main benefits of knitted fabrics are:

Stretch - Sewing with knitted fabric can be a challenge, mainly because these fabrics have plenty of stretch and the edges may curl up as you work. However, this feature makes it possible to create form-fitting garments that do not require buttons, zippers or hooks. Knit materials stretch in all four directions, which is useful for creating comfortable t-shirts, underwear and other one-piece garments.

Easy Care - Depending on the material used in the fabric and the size of the knitting, knit fabrics are usually easy to care for. Most of them are suitable for machine washing, although a gentle temperature and spin speed are recommended. Wool knits do need more care, with most of them requiring hand washing in warm water with liquid soap, and air-drying flat to avoid stretching the garment's shape.

Comfortable to Wear - Most people like knitted fabrics for their softness, warmth and stretch. The softness does depend on the fabric or material yarns used. Properly cared for knitted fabrics retain their shape and elasticity and do not wrinkle easily, which increases their aesthetic appeal.

Knitted fabrics are also easier to produce than woven ones, involving fewer man hours and machinery, so the cost is usually lower than that of woven fabrics, but they may be less durable.

Does Spotlight sell other types of fabric too?

Yes, as well as over 400 different types of knitted apparel fabric, available in many different colourways and designs, Spotlight stocks a full range of woven fabrics and specialty fabrics, and the range is further extended with decorating and interior fabrics, craft fabrics and general-purpose fabrics, so check out the full range today!

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