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Which knit fabric is right for your sewing needs?

When it comes to selecting the right knit fabric for your sewing projects, Nature's Fabrics offers a variety of options to suit your needs. Each type of knit fabric has its own unique characteristics and uses, so it's important to understand the differences in fabric knits before making a choice.

What is Interlock Knit Fabric?

Interlock knit fabric is a double knit fabric that is thicker and more stable than other knits. Interlock or double knit fabric

has a smooth texture on both sides and is great for making structured garments like dresses, skirts, and pants. With excellent stretch and recovery, interlock knit is a popular choice for activewear and loungewear.

Exploring the Versatility of Jersey Knit Fabric

Jersey knit fabric is a single knit fabric with a smooth face and a slightly different textured back. It is lightweight, soft, and drapes beautifully, making it ideal for creating comfortable and breathable clothing such as t-shirts, dresses, and baby clothes. Jersey knit is easy to sew and a staple in any sewing enthusiast's collection.

Why Choose Rib Knit Fabric for Your Projects?

Rib knit fabric features vertical ridges on both sides and has excellent stretch and recovery. Rib knit fabric is commonly used for cuffs, collars, and waistbands on garments to provide a snug fit. Rib knit is perfect for adding a touch of texture and structure to your sewing creations.

Deciding Between French Terry and Sweatshirt Fleece Knit

French terry knit fabric has flat loops on one side and a smooth surface on the other, making it absorbent and comfortable to wear. It is often used for casual clothing like sweatshirts, hoodies, and loungewear. Sweatshirt fleece knit, on the other hand, is a thicker and warmer fabric with a soft brushed back. It is perfect for cozy outerwear and cold-weather garments.

With a better understanding of the different types of knit fabrics available from Nature's Fabrics, you can confidently choose the right fabric for your sewing needs. Whether you're looking for stretch, structure, comfort, or warmth, there is a knit fabric that is perfect for your next project.

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