Jersey fabric, also known as jersey knit, is a type of stretchy and flexible fabric that is commonly used in the manufacture of clothing. It is often made from cotton fibers, but can also be made from synthetic fibers such as polyester, rayon, or spandex.
The jersey fabric is distinguished by its mesh knitting, which gives it its extensibility and its ability to spring back into place after being stretched. It is soft, light and comfortable to wear, offering good mobility and ease of movement. It follows the shapes of the body and can have a smooth and slightly shiny appearance.
Jersey can be used for a variety of garments, such as t-shirts, dresses, skirts, leggings, sweaters, cardigans, underwear, and activewear. It is appreciated for its breathability, ease of maintenance and comfort.
There are different types of jersey fabrics, including single jersey, interlock jersey, ribbed jersey and quilted jersey. Each of these types of jersey has its own specific characteristics and uses.
Jersey fabric is available in a wide range of colors, patterns and thicknesses. It is important to note that the handling of the jersey is delicate because it can stretch during sewing. It is therefore recommended to use needles and stitches suitable for knitting when sewing jersey fabric.