Jersey Cotton Fabric | Black
A comfortable and forgiving jersey fabric to sew into T-shirts, skirts and dresses. This lightweight material, made popular by Coco Chanel, is everywhere these days. It's also ideal for a multitude of craft uses.
This Jersey is: Light - Mid Weight (156gsm)
Stitch Jersey with Empress 120s General Purpose Thread.
Jersey Fabric Information
Classic plain 100% cotton jersey fabric for a variety of apparel and craft uses.
Being created with 100% cotton ensures the fabric has a lovely soft touch and is extra kind to the skin.
We describe this as a: Light - Mid Weight Jersey (156gsm).
As a rough guide lightweight options come in at 100 - 140gsm mark. At the 156gsm weight the fabric is ideal for summer dresses through to tops and t-shirts.
Part of the larger Jersey Fabric Range available from Empress Mills.
The Fabric - Ordering & Offers
The fabric is priced per metre.
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 120s 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.
General Purpose Thread is included if you 'add a matching thread above'.
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.
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
Warm Tumble Dry
Do Not Bleach