Jersey fabric is a soft, warm stretchy fabric that is made from cotton, silk, or synthetic fibres. Named for the Isle of Jersey, part of the Channel Islands between Britain and France. The fabric has small, distinctive lengthwise ribs on its front side. The material has an excellent drape, creases well and insulates nicely. It is renowned for its ability to stretch, up to 25% along the grain, and as such is well suited for form-fitting garments.

It is often used for clingy skirts and shirts, as well as casual wear and athletic wear. Cotton jersey is machine washable in cold water and should be tumble dried on low. When cutting and sewing, it is recommended that the material is washed first. In order to eliminate any issues related to shrinkage later in the process.

All jersey fabrics contain elastane, which gives the fabric a stretchy effect. This means that the fabric will look nice on your body without feeling stiff or uncomfortable

At Dragonfly Fabrics we have a lovely large range of Jerseys including, Ponte Roma, Organic Cotton, French Terry Knit, Poly Knit, ViscoseĀ and Art Gallery