Can I use a knit fabric for a woven pattern?
If this is your first time working with knit fabric or your first time using knit as an alternative to woven, it may be helpful to stick with a knit that doesn’t stretch from one room to the next. Just remember the more stretch you have in the knit, the end result will be more drape and loose looking.
Does knit fabric curl to the right?
Knit fabric, especially single-knit jersey, is known for its characteristic curling or rolling at the fabric edges. Typically, jersey knit selvages roll toward the “wrong” side of the fabric while cut edges curl toward the “right” side when the fabric is stretched.
What needle do you use for stretch fabric?
Quick Reference Chart
|Sewing Machine Needle Type||Needle Size||Fabric Type|
|Stretch needles||75 (11)||Light lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|90 (14)||Elastic, heavier lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|Jeans needles||90 (14)||Denim, tightly woven fabrics|
|100 (16)||Heavy denim, vinyl, furnishings|