Lewis & Irene Jersey Fabric | Big Bear
Superb quality mid weight Jersey Fabric from the fabulous Lewis & Irene design house. Soft to the touch and a high cotton content make the fabric ideal for a host of projects including dressmaking, t-shirts, leggings & more.
This Jersey is: Mid Weight
Stitch Jersey with Empress General Purpose Thread.
Jersey Fabric Information
By popular demand Lewis & Irene, traditionaly a quilt fabric creator, have applied some of their most popular designs to Jersey. The fabric is mid weight jersey with impeccable print quality. Extremely high cotton content ensures the fabric has a lovely feel.
Created with only 5% Elastane meaning although the fabric does have stretch and will provided a fitted finish it is not overly stretchy and is a little easier to handle than ultra stretch options.
We describe this as a: Mid Weight Jersey (180gsm).
As a rough guide lightweight options come in at 100 - 140gsm mark. At the 180gsm weight the fabric is ideal for dressmaking through to tops and t-shirts.
Part of the larger Jersey Fabric Range available from Empress Mills.
The Fabric - Ordering & Offers
To order simply add metres to your basket - we will cut as one continuous length. Half metres are available by entering 0.5 (half metre), 1.5 (one and a half metres) etc.
Sewing Your Jersey Fabric
Along with the actual Jersey Fabrics we are pleased to offer you all the 'bits and bobs' around the edges that make sewing Jersey easier and much more effective. For more info head to our Jersey Fabric Made Easy Info. Page.
However here are some crucial items:
Needles - Stitch with Jersey Ballpoint Machine Needles. The ball of the needle parts the Jersey fibres rather than piercing them to help ensure the elastic quality remain intact.
Thread - Stitch with Empress General Purpose Thread, this is a poly/cotton fibre. Alternatively if you would prefer to work with a pure cotton option Empress 100% Cotton Thread will also stitch perfectly.
Interfacing - Vlieseline (Vilene) Stretch Interfacings are created especially for working with fabrics such as Jersey. They add a little more body to make sewing easier.
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The manufacturer advises the following care instructions however we always advise testing a small piece first to make sure you are 100% happy.
Washable at 30°
Iron Setting 1, Max Temp 100°c
Do Not Bleach / Do Not Tumble Dry