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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  •   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: $39.99

    VIP: $27.99


  •   Mix Single Waffle Jersey

    Mix Single Waffle Jersey

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant Mix Single Waffle Jersey. This gorgeous print will add a stylish touch to your next creation. Shop the complete range of Jerseys and Interlocks online.

    Was: $26.99

    Now: $18.89


  •   Mix Single Stripe Jersey

    Mix Single Stripe Jersey

    The Mix Single Stripe Jersey will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Was: $34.99

    Now: $24.49


  •   Spots & Stripes Stripe Knit

    Spots & Stripes Stripe Knit

    This Spots & Stripes Stripe Knit add marvellous stripes to your sew projects!

    Was: $10.00

    Now: $7.00



  • 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: $27.99

    VIP: $19.59


  •   ITY Jersey Knit

    ITY Jersey Knit

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant ITY Jersey Knit. This gorgeous high quality polyester made print will add a not only stylish touch but comfort as well to your next sew project. Shop the complete range of ITY Jersey Kni...

    Was: $19.99 - $22.99

    Now: $13.99 - $16.09


  •   Performance Cotton Spandex

    Performance Cotton Spandex

    Add more durability and comfort to your sew projects with this remarkable Performance Cotton Spandex!

    Was: $29.99

    Now: $20.99



  •   Combed Cotton Jersey

    Combed Cotton Jersey

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with the fun and vibrant Musk Combed Cotton Jersey. This gorgeous print design will add a stylish touch to your next creation. This marvellous piece is made from high quality combed cotton material that provides...

    Was: $22.99 - $27.99

    Now: $16.09 - $27.99


  •   Deluxe Ponte Double Knit

    Deluxe Ponte Double Knit

    Explore your creative side and jump straight into your next quilting and sewing projects with this fun and vibrant Deluxe Ponte Double Knit. This gorgeous print is made from high quality polyester rayon combination material will add not only a stylish touch to your next creation, but durability and ...

    Was: $19.99

    Now: $13.99


  •   Performance Cotton Lycra

    Performance Cotton Lycra

    Add in simplicity and lovable plain design to your sew projects with this Performance Cotton Lycra! Performance Cotton Lycra is a smooth knit fabric comprised of natural cotton with a small percent of Spandex or Lycra. It has strong stretch and provide high comfortability. It is perfect to make high...

    Was: $29.99

    Now: $20.99


  •   Stretch Crepe Knit

    Stretch Crepe Knit

    Comfort and delicate texture combined to create this astounding Stretch Crepe Knit. Well suited with any sew projects you have in mind, this versatile piece comes in remarkable colours to tickle your fancy and match your theme colour. This crepe knit fabric features a silky textured. Add in simplici...

    Was: $19.99 - $24.99

    Now: $13.99 - $17.49



  •   Sherrin Collection Scuba Knit

    Sherrin Collection Scuba Knit

    Add a decorative touch to your next sewing or crafting project with the stunning Sherrin Collection Scuba Knit.

    Was: $15.00 - $24.99

    Now: $10.50 - $17.49


  •   Minky Spot Printed Polar Fleece

    Minky Spot Printed Polar Fleece

    Spot the not? Why not you put a spot on spot design, add a little spot to your sew projects with this Minky Spot Printed Polar Fleece! Simple yet lovable design, this material will surely enhance your sew projects perfectly.

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $17.49


  •   Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece

    Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece

    Seeking for the perfect fabric to add into your next project? Well, this lovely Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece from Plain Polar Fleece range will help add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project. Made from excellent and high quality polyester material, this plain polar fleece offer...

    Reg: $11.99

    VIP: $8.39


  •   Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece

    Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece

    The Husky Anti Pill Plain Polar Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $11.99

    VIP: $8.39



  •   Coral Nursery Fleece

    Coral Nursery Fleece

    Coral Nursery Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $11.99

    VIP: $8.39


  •   Husky Plain Polar Fleece

    Husky Plain Polar Fleece

    Husky Plain Polar Fleece will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $11.99

    VIP: $8.39


  •   Minky Plain Polar Fleece

    Minky Plain Polar Fleece

    Plain yet astonishingly fresh, this Minky Plain Polar Fleece is definitely the fabric you're searching for! Made with high quality and comforting material, add this to your sew projects and fell in love with simplicity.

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


  •   Minky Plain Polar Fleece

    Minky Plain Polar Fleece

    Simple yet astonishingly fresh, this Minky Plain Polar Fleece is definitely the fabric you're searching for! Made with high quality and comforting material, add this to your sew projects and fell in love with simplicity.

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


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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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