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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Can I purchase knitted apparel fabrics from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Create comfortable clothing that will keep you warm in the winter or make home decor projects that will complement your space. There are so many fun and fabulous knitted apparel fabrics to choose from, with pretty patterns and prints and every colour of the rainbow available. Shop our gorgeous selection of top quality knitted apparel fabrics for your next textile project, and discover a wide array of materials in a rainbow of colours and designs.
How are knitted apparel fabrics sold at Spotlight?
Shop our knitted apparel fabrics online through our safe and secure website, and we will deliver right to your door. All major payment methods are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal and you should receive your item within 2-5 working days. Alternatively, call into your local Spotlight today, where one of our team of friendly assistants will be on hand to help. Some of these products are sold by the metre, and we always endeavour to cut orders in one piece. However, due to the size of the rolls provided by manufacturers, this cannot always be guaranteed. As a result, if you do make an order that is over 5m, it is not likely to be in one continuous piece.
What is included in this range?
Knitted fabrics are identifiable by the visible looping that you will see on the material, and there are so many different types included in this selection. Opt for a jersey knot for skirts, blouses and dresses, or a rib knit fabric for close fitting garments that will keep you toasty. Fleece is the ideal material for making a big cozy blanket for those chilly winter nights, whereas, Spandex is essential for making swimwear and gym wear. Whether you are looking for a bright and colourful knitted apparel fabric that will make a style statement or something soft and neutral to create decorative accents for the home, we have materials for everyone in this selection.
Do you have any tips for working with knitted fabrics?
Sewing knitted fabrics can be a bit of a challenge, but they are one of the most comfortable materials to wear. It is important to remember that when sewing knitted fabrics, there will be some form of a stretch. We recommend using a zig-zag stitch, with a narrow width, and this will also allow some stretch in the seam, while also maintaining a straight line. If you are looking to add embroidery to your knitted fabrics, opt for an airy light design as one that is too heavy or busy could result in a patch-like effect.
One of the most important things to ensure when you are working with knitted fabrics is that you use the correct needle for the job. Whether you are stitching by hand or sewing on your machine, select a needle that has been purposely designed for this type of fabric. Finally, if you are using your machine, we advise that you loosen your tension, use a walking foot, and we recommend doing a sample on a scrap piece of fabric.
Is there anything else I need to consider?
If you are purchasing our selection of fabrics online, please remember that the reproduction of colours in fabrics may differ due to monitor calibration. We try to match our colours and patterns as close to the image shown on your screen as possible, but we cannot guarantee a 100% match.