Jersey Fabric Information
Mid weight Jersey Fabric created using a Viscose & Spandex blend which ensures despite it being bracketed as a mid weight jersey it has a lighter touch. Featuring a classic spot it is perfect for a variety of projects and will be easy care with minimal creasing.
With 5% Spandex and a knitted construction the fabric has extra stretch and a super drape.
We describe this as a: Mid Weight Jersey (200gsm) – lighter feel.
As a rough guide lightweight options come in at 100 – 140gsm mark. At the 200gsm weight the fabric is ideal for dressmaking through to tops and t-shirts.
Part of the larger Jersey Fabric Range available from Empress Mills.
66″ / 165 cms wide. 200gsm.
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.
63″ / 158 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.