Scuba Jersey – The Latest Fabric Trend

Start sewing with our beautiful printed and embossed Scuba Jerseys.

When we think of scuba fabric, we tend to think thick stretchy, spongey, sculptural fabric that wetsuits are made of; our Scuba Jersey has some similar traits but has been designed for dressmaking. This ultra fashionable dressmaking fabric is soft and light, has a slight stretch and is easy to sew. It is much more pliable than most fashion scuba jerseys, it has some structure but is a lot thinner than most Scuba, it isn’t spongy like most scuba and it has great drape with the ability to hold a little shape. Our scuba jersey is perfect for sewing skirts, dresses, jackets, leggings and tops.

scubakkk Close up of our Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Print

We have two beautiful floral prints with an embossed floral pattern, that creates a raised but smooth surface. These fabrics are truly unique and we are very happy to have them in our shop. It is a common misconception that these fabrics have to be made up as tight garments, our scuba jerseys drape beautifully as an A-line skirt, skater dress or loose fitting top. Scuba jersey is easy to handle and a dream to sew, we recommend using a ballpoint needle for machine sewing. Increasing the stitch length slightly to compensate for the embossed pattern is a good idea. Amongst many benefits of scuba jersey, this modern and fun fabric doesn’t fray or crease and is very easy to care for, wash at 30 degrees.


 Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Print- navy       Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Print- rose

 These Scuba Jerseys are silky and soft to the touch, they contain polyester and spandex.

We’ve put together a few examples of floral scuba fabrics used on the high street, these vary in thickness and structure but gives us an idea on how versatile this fabric is.


We have selected a few sewing patterns for the Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Prints, for more pattern suitable for jerseys visit our previous blogs:



Myla Tank- Sew Liberated 

The Myla Tank is a simple to make, breezy tank with subtle flared shaping and a flirty split skirt. Instead of using a woven fabric try our Scuba Jersey, the hem gently sweeps low in the back. This is one tank that you will wear year round, alone on hot summer days or layered for cool weather style. Designed with the beginner in mind, construction is easy, with an optional faux placket.

scuba The Riding Peplum and Party Dress- April Rhodes Pattern

This is a quick-to-sew, easy-to-wear pattern with subtle bust darts and a slightly loose waistline. The riding-length peplum is perfectly designed to be pulled on and worn effortlessly with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. Shoes and accessories can quickly dress it up or dress it down. The party dress-length peplum has the same easy fit with added length for a fun, swingy skirt. It’s perfect for your birthday celebration or just a ladies’ night out on the town! Originally designed for woven fabrics this peplum top and dress would look great in our Scuba Jersey.

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