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Stretch Fabrics

For comfort there is nothing like fabrics that have the abilty to stretch with the movement of the human body. This is achieved in one of two main methods. The first is in knitted fabrics where the looping of the threads creates a natural stretch. Although good for T-shirts, sweaters, skirts and such, knits have a limited ability to return to shape if stretched too its limits. The second is where a small amount (3-10%) of the fiber used is a synthetic with high elasticity in both knit and woven fabric. Known as spandex, this rubberlike synthetic has the ability to stretch and return to its original length thus reducing the bagging of the knees in pants, and elbows in longer sleeves. In knits it is widely used in work out clothes, bathing suits, and in socks. Recently designers have been using spandex in woven fabrics, so they can make more form fitting and yet comfortable clothing with only a small spandex content, so the fabric still dyes beautifully.

Remember, bolts vary! They can be over or under - we charge you for the actual yardage. If you need very specific yardage, order cut yardage.

There are a few things you should know about our fabrics...

Stock # Fabric Type Cut Yards 10+ Yards 25+ Yards Full Bolts
#BMJ60 Black Modal Rayon Jersey 60" $10.16 $9.24 $8.47 $8.19
#CIL Cotton Interlock 6oz. 62" $6.35 $5.75 $ $5.19
#CJ60 Cotton Jersey PFD 60" $4.58 $4.20 $ $4.05
#CLF Cotton Lycra 60" $9.45 $8.59 $7.89 $7.29
#HJ Hemp/Cotton Jersey Knit Blend 52" $11.24 $10.30 $ $9.51
#JER40 Jersey Cotton 60" $3.95 $3.49 $3.19 $2.85
#MJ60 Modal Rayon Jersey 60" $8.14 $7.49 $6.99 $6.49
#NET48 Cotton Net Fabric 48" $4.39 $3.99 $ $3.75
#SOCJ Soy/Organic Cotton Jersey 60" $13.99 $12.88 $11.89 $
#SSVEL Stretch Silk Velvet 41" $16.95 $15.95 $ $14.95
#STCHARM Stretch Silk Charmeuse 12mm 45" $15.39 $14.15 $ $13.15

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