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Brushed jersey?


Brushed jersey?
« on: April 06, 2020, 21:11:28 PM »
Has anyone used brushed jersey please, I've never seen it in the flesh and am wondering if say a medium weight would be any good for something like a lightweight cardigan or is it as stretchy as normal jersey.
Thanks in advance for any replies.


Re: Brushed jersey?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 22:44:03 PM »
Depends. There are different types of fabric that are referred to as brushed jersey. I've used brushed cotton sweatshirt fabric for several tops - it's really cosy and comfy and one of my winter favourites. The stretchiness can vary depending on the amount of lycra it has (if any). You could certainly use it for a cardi but it would be medium rather than 'lightweight'.

There's also a double brushed poly fabric which has 4-way stretch. I've not seen this myself but doubtless someone else here will have.


Re: Brushed jersey?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 23:51:28 PM »
Yes, as Vezeley said, it depends! 

Does it have a bit of lycra in it? that makes it more stretchy than it would be otherwise.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.