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What is Cotton Jersey Fabric?

Cotton jersey fabric is a cotton knit fabric that is generally soft, warm and stretchy. The fabric contains elastane, therefore it has a good deal of stretch.  It makes lovely modern clothing which is soft and comfortable, such as dresses, tunics, tops, lounge wear and pyjamas.  Additionally, it makes excellent athletic wear such as leggings and sweatshirts and is fantastic for children’s clothing.

How do I care for this fabric?

We recommend you wash the material before cutting and sewing in case of shrinkage.  We suggest you wash this fabric at 30 degrees Celsius then tumble dry on low.

Here at Dragonfly Fabrics we stock a wide and varied selection of Jerseys and Cotton Jersey fabric.  Whether you are looking for plain colours, smart stripes, bright florals or glitter prints, you should find something to suit your taste!  We hope you enjoy browsing our range.

Ponte Roma Jersey (also known as Ponte Di Roma) is a double knit jersey dress fabric. Made of a combination of polyester, viscose/rayon and spandex, this fabric looks similar on both sides. You will find it is easy to sew, as it is a stable knit, and it is less stretchy than many other jersey dress fabrics.
Why is this fabric called Ponte Roma?
The fabric originates from Italy and ‘Ponti di Roma’ means ‘Roman bridge’. Look closely at the fabric and you can see how the loop structure of the knit resembles bridge arches.
What can I make with Ponte Roma jersey fabric?
This is an ideal fabric for those starting to sew stretch fabrics. You will find it is easy to sew, doesn’t fray much and has a firm strong knit which holds its shape well when you cut it.  It makes wonderful casual jackets, dresses, tunics, tops, skirts and trousers and flatters the figure much better than some of the more clingy jersey stretch dress fabrics! Additionally, it resists creases well so is great for everyday clothing.

Dragonfly Fabrics stock a wide selection of beautiful plain colours in our Ponte Roma jersey fabric range, along with some attractive prints.

French Terry Stretch Fabric is perfect for comfortable sweatshirts, jersey dresses, tops and bottoms.

It is a very versatile fabric all year round. Modal is a natural fibre similar to rayon/ viscose

What is French Terry Jersey Fabric?
Our French Terry Knit fabric contains mostly cotton with some Spandex which gives some stretch. Softer and lighter than sweatshirt jersey, it makes a great fabric for spring and summer. Additionally, it is great for layering in the colder months.

This fabric is perfect for lounge wear, hoodies, soft jackets, jumpers, cosy dresses, tunics and cardigans.

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