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What fabric is this?


What fabric is this?
« on: May 25, 2017, 20:21:20 PM »
I need a bit of help identifiying some double knit fabric.
The label says it's 68% viscose, 27% polyamide and 5% elastane.
I have a pair of rtw pants made out of it and it's just awesome. It's medium to heavy,  wears perfectly (no getting fluff bits like ponte). It is similar to ponte and scuba, but feels much nicer.
Sorry for the hair, when you have 3 cats and a dog, hair is just part of the outfit :)
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.


Re: What fabric is this?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 21:07:01 PM »
Well, it's a double knit jersey,  68% viscose, 27% polyamide and 5% elastane.
The 5% elastane tells you that it's fairly stretchy

The only other thing you would need to know is the weight - gms per square metre (or American ounces per square yard).
Unfortunately, very few RTW clothes labels give you that, and most rolls of fabric for the retail market don't tell you either.

That's why buying buying fabric by mail order is so difficult, you really need to be able to see and feel it.  But if there are no fabric shops near to where you live you have to rely on however the vendor describes it.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.