Light reactive Jersey Fabric | Chameleon
Prepare to be amazed! Light Reactive fabric perfect for creating clothing with that extra wow factor. Which kid (or big kid) would not like to be the centre of attention with a colour changing top!
This fabric is designed to show one design when in standard room light then when it is exposed to sunlight (uv rays) an array of colours appear literally before your eyes. Be sure to look at the Before & After Images in the gallery.
The fabric is a classic jersey composition of 95% Cotton & 5% Elastane so is easy to sew but does have stretch.
Light Reactive Prisma Fabric Info.
Cotton-rich jersey fabric with magical Light Reactive design. The fabric shows one design in 'standard indoor' light and displays an array of colourful shades when is then exposed to the UV rays in sunlight.
Please be aware this is a super quality fabric but it is a novelty effect. While it will wash and keep its properties for quite some time eventually it will fade. We have washed sample pieces up to 10 times with little change to the finished effect. However, this can vary. Further washing info below in the Washing Instructions tab.
Although it is a novelty, to give you an idea of the quality, the same type of fabric has been used in garments by a large, up-market high street fashion chain - so although you must exhibit some care the chain was happy to use the fabric.
Other Light Reactive Fabric Designs available.
Light Reactive Fabric Ordering Info.
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.
Also available in longer roll lengths of up to 50m by special request. Please Contact Us – we would be delighted to provide further information.
Looking to buy Light Reactive Jerseys in Bulk Wholesale Quantities? Please Contact Us for further information.
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.
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
Do Not Bleach
Do Not Tumble Dry
Do Not Dry In Direct Sunlight - Dry Indoors.