Jersey Fabric Information
Heavier weight indigo denim style jersey apparel fabric. The heavier feel of the fabric reflects its denim routes but the extra stretch the jersey provides opens up some interesting possibilities.
We describe this as a: Heavy Weight Jersey (280gsm).
As a rough guide lightweight options come in at 100 – 140gsm mark. At the 280gsm weight the fabric is truly reflective of its routes as a denim.
Part of the larger Jersey Fabric & Denim Fabric Range available from Empress Mills.
58″ / 145 cms wide. 280gsm.
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
The Fabric – Ordering & Offers
To order simply add half metres, metres or 3m lengths to your basket – we will cut as one continuous length.
3m Reduction Available. Click the ‘length drop down box’ for the reduced 3m price.
58″ / 145 cms wide.
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.