New Ponte Roma Jerseys
Our New Ponte Roma Knits are amazing quality, they are super soft due to the high Viscose content. The Punto Di Milano fabrics are a new addition to the collection, they are heavy knit jerseys weighing 320g per m2. These new fabrics are Oekotex certified and made from 65% Viscose.
Punto Di Milan
Ponte di Roma Jerseys were first developed in Italy, made using two sets of needles on 2 knitting beds. This makes it a double knit, a double layered, weft knitted fabric. The fabric has a face side and a reverse side that has a slight horizontal line running through fabric. Ponte Roma is normally made in plain colours and can sometimes be reversible, it’s a stable fabric, closely knitted together to make a medium to heavy weight fabric. Ponte Roma can be made from all sorts of different weights of yarn and often contains elastane for some more stretch. The fabric is a double knit it only contains small amount of stretch it holds it’s shape well.
Below are our Lace Ponte Roma Jersey:
Ponte Roma fabric edges do not curl when it’s cut, therefore this jersey is easy to sew and these attributes make it a good starting place for those who haven’t yet sewn with knits before. Ponte Roma, or Ponte Di Roma, is easy to wear and durable, perfect for everyday wear. The jersey is a flattering fabric as it doesn’t cling to the body. Ponte is firm, meaning it holds it’s shape and resists creasing. The knits are cosy and soft and perfect for Autumn/ Winter, it makes great simple dresses, skirts, tunics, yoga style trousers, soft jackets and tops. Keep reading for sewing pattern suggestions and sewing tips.
We have 26 Ponte Roma Jerseys in our collection, here are a few more to inspire you:
Suggested Sewing Patterns for these stable knit fabrics:
Sewing tips and advice for New Ponte Roma fabrics:
- Always pre-wash your jersey fabric
- Try not to use the tumble drier as this can damage elastane after time
- Press your jersey fabric on a medium heat
- We recommend a ball point/ jersey needle: 70/10 to 80/12
- Stay-tape can be useful for stabilising seams around armholes, shoulders and necklines
- You don’t need a serger/ overlocker to sew jerseys, an ordinary sewing machine will work just fine, an optional twin needle will make a professional looking finish for topstitching.
- An all purpose sewing foot is suitable. A walking foot will be easier if sewing multiple layers.
- Testing the stitching on a small cut-off piece first, use a stitch length of around 3 to 3.5 is recommended for the jersey.
- Do not pull the fabric through the machine when sewing, but stretch it slightly
If you would like to see how the Ponte Roma fabric drapes and handles please watch our video here…
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