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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  • 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


  • 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: $12.99 per metre


  • Mix Single Marle Jersey

    Mix Single Marle Jersey

    Soft yet stylish, this Mix Single Marle Jersey will surely enhance your sew projects!

    Reg: $22.99 per metre



  • Animal Printed Fabric

    Animal Printed Fabric

    Add a decorative touch to your next sewing or crafting project with the stunning Animal Printed Fabric.

    Reg: $16.99 per metre


  • Knit Collection Indigo 3 Fabric

    Knit Collection Indigo 3 Fabric

    The Knit Collection Indigo 3 Fabric will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $24.99 per metre


  •   Bears Printed Combed Cotton

    Bears Printed Combed Cotton

    The Bears Printed Combed Cotton is versatile and the perfect addition to your next sewing, quilting or embroidery project that requires a touch of creativity.

    Reg: $27.99

    VIP: $16.79


  •   Fox Printed Comb Cotton Jersey

    Fox Printed Comb Cotton Jersey

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate the stunning Fox Printed Comb Cotton Jersey for a creative touch.

    Reg: $27.99

    VIP: $16.79



  •   Deer Printed Cotton Spandex

    Deer Printed Cotton Spandex

    The Deer Printed Cotton Spandex is a great addition to your next craft or decorative project that requires a creative touch.

    Reg: $34.99

    VIP: $19.99


  • Geo Ponte Double Knit

    Geo Ponte Double Knit

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate this stunning Geo Ponte Double Knit for a creative touch.

    Reg: $34.99 per metre


  • Metallic Jacquard Double Knit

    Metallic Jacquard Double Knit

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting/decorative project and incorporate the stunning Metallic Jacquard Double Knit for a creative touch.

    Reg: $34.99 per metre


  • Spandex 4-Way Sheen

    Spandex 4-Way Sheen

    A sense of serenity and art depicted in this marvellous material, the Spandex 4-Way Sheen will surely be a great addition for your sew projects!

    Reg: $44.99 per metre



  • Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen

    Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen

    A sense of art and serenity depicted in this marvellous material, the Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen will surely be a great addition for your sew projects!

    Reg: $44.99 per metre


  • Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen

    Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen

    A sense of serenity and art depicted in this marvellous material, the Spandex Shen 4-Way Sheen will surely be a great addition for your sew projects!

    Reg: $44.99 per metre


    Reg: $24.99 per metre


  • Jungle Cotton Spandex

    Jungle Cotton Spandex

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next sewing or decorative project with the stunning Jungle Cotton Spandex.

    Reg: $12.00 - $34.99 per metre



  • Pugs Cuties Printed Jersey

    Pugs Cuties Printed Jersey

    Perfect for any animal lover, the Pugs Cuties Printed Jersey will add a fun and adorable touch to your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $34.99 per metre


  • Puppy Cuties Printed Jersey

    Puppy Cuties Printed Jersey

    Perfect for any animal lover, the Puppy Cuties Printed Jersey will add a fun and adorable touch to your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $34.99 per metre


  •   Fairisle Cotton Spandex

    Fairisle Cotton Spandex

    Supremely versatile, the Fairisle Cotton Spandex will add a stylish touch to your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $34.99

    VIP: $19.99


  •   Rainbow Cotton Spandex

    Rainbow Cotton Spandex

    Supremely versatile, the Rainbow Cotton Spandex will add a stylish touch to your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $34.99

    VIP: $19.99


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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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