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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.

    Reg: $7.99


  • Fabric Editions Pre-Cut Platinum Ribbing

    Fabric Editions Pre-Cut Platinum Ribbing

    This platinum pre-cut ribbing is of superior quality, easy care, coordinates with platinum fleece.

    Reg: $7.99


  • Platinum Ribbing 1 X 1

    Platinum Ribbing 1 X 1

    The Platinum Ribbing is versatile and the perfect addition to your next sewing, quilting or embroidery project that requires a touch of creativity.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre


  •   #3 Jacquard Knit

    #3 Jacquard Knit

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant #3 Jacquard Knit. This gorgeous print will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete range of knit fabrics online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $14.99



  •   Stripe Jacquard Knit

    Stripe Jacquard Knit

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant Stripe Jacquard Knit. This gorgeous print will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete range of knit fabrics online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $14.99


  •   Distress Dot Printed Combed Cotton

    Distress Dot Printed Combed Cotton

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

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Glasses Printed Cotton Spandex

    Glasses Printed Cotton Spandex

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

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


  •   Hamburger Printed Cotton Spandex

    Hamburger Printed Cotton Spandex

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

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99



  •   Dinosaur Printed Cotton Spandex

    Dinosaur Printed Cotton Spandex

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

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


  •   Chevron Printed Combed Cotton

    Chevron Printed Combed Cotton

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

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Arrow Printed Combed Cotton

    Arrow Printed Combed Cotton

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

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Sharks Cotton Spandex

    Sharks Cotton Spandex

    Add a fun and creative edge to your next sewing or quilting projects with the fun and vibrant Sharks Cotton Spandex. This bright design is ideal for those special DIY creative ideas with your little ones. Shop the complete range of Cotton Spandex online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99



  •   Dinosaur Small Printed Cotton Spandex

    Dinosaur Small Printed Cotton Spandex

    Add a fun and creative edge to your next sewing or quilting projects with the fun and vibrant Dinosaur Small Printed Cotton Spandex. This bright design is ideal for those special DIY creative ideas with your little ones. Shop the complete range of Cotton Spandex online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


  •   Chevron Cotton Spandex

    Chevron Cotton Spandex

    Add a fun and creative edge to your next sewing or quilting projects with the fun and vibrant Chevron Cotton Spandex. This bright design is ideal for adding a stylish touch to your special DIY creative ideas. Shop the complete range of Cotton Spandex online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


  •   Garden Cotton Spandex

    Garden Cotton Spandex

    Add a fun and creative edge to your next sewing or quilting projects with the fun and vibrant Garden Cotton Spandex. This bright design is ideal for adding a stylish touch to your special DIY creative ideas. Shop the complete range of Cotton Spandex online.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


  •   Anchor Micro Fleece

    Anchor Micro Fleece

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the stunning and vibrant Anchor Micro Fleece. This gorgeous design will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete Micro Fleece range online.

    Reg: $16.99

    VIP: $8.49



  • Cosplay Spandex Fabric

    Cosplay Spandex Fabric

    Spandex is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It expand and contract with your body movement, making them ideal for cosplay.

    Reg: $29.99 per metre


  •   Bunny Printed Combed Cotton

    Bunny Printed Combed Cotton

    The Bunny Printed Combed Cotton is a lightweight combed cotton fabric that is perfect for making stylish blouses, skirts and dresses. Featuring a stunning print design and a soft hand with added stretch for comfort and ease, this cotton fabric will provide a beautiful finish to your next sewing proj...

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Whales Printed Combed Cotton

    Whales Printed Combed Cotton

    The Whales Printed Combed Cotton is a lightweight combed cotton fabric that is perfect for making stylish blouses, skirts and dresses. Featuring a stunning print design and a soft hand with added stretch for comfort and ease, this cotton fabric will provide a beautiful finish to your next sewing pro...

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Cactus Printed Cotton

    Cactus Printed Cotton

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

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $16.99


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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. Moist 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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