Stretchy Fabric is also known as stretch wrap, gauze cl […]
Stretchy Fabric is also known as stretch wrap, gauze cloth, or polyester fiber-fill. It is made of polyester and other plastics to create a strong, lightweight, flexible fabric. There are several different varieties of stretchy fabric. Below are descriptions of the various types.
Two-Way Stretch Fabrics. These types of stretch Fabrics are excellent for use in making t-shirts, tank tops, and even light-weight insulation. They can be sewed flat or they can be cut into strips and pasted into place. You may want to sew stretchy fabric directly onto an existing garment or you may want to try a modified hemming technique. A modified hemming technique involves folding the bottom edge of the fabric, but leaving the top edge of the garment intact. In this manner the bottom edge of the fabric remains flat and unaffected, while the top edge of the garment is modified so that the bottom edge is straight.
4-Way Stretch Fabrics. This type of stretchy fabric comes in many different varieties and each variation is used in a variety of different applications. The most common variety of this fabric uses four elastics, which give the fabric its characteristic flexibility and squish factor. In addition to its squish factor, the fabric is also known for being stretchy, which gives it the benefit of supporting a greater volume of weight than its two-dimensional cousin, the spandex suit.
Zigzag Stitch Fabrics. These types of stretchy fabrics have a cross-hatched pattern that zigzags in either direction when they are being stretched. This type of zigzag stitch produces subtle variations in color, tone and texture of the fabric. Some people prefer the look and feel of the zigzag stitch because it produces a subtle difference in each of the four layers. The subtle variations will not interfere with the function of the garment.
Zigzag Stitch. When compared to the cross-hatched version of the zigzag stitch, this form of the stitching produces a more pronounced and striking visual effect. However, many people find that this style of stitching causes imperfections in the fabric. When purchasing stretchy clothing, you must make sure that the zigzag stitches run smoothly and seamlessly in one direction. If the stitching runs in only one direction at a time, it will create an unsteady appearance in the fabric, which may cause the clothing to appear lumpy.
Stretchy Fabrics. Many different kinds of elastic fabric exist, and all of them can be used for stretches in limited applications. When selecting which fabrics should be used in which limited applications, it is important to consider factors such as the number of layers and the elasticity level of the fibers. When purchasing these garments, it is important to ensure that the number of layers is large enough to handle the application that will be required for the garment, and the fibers should be of sufficient quality to handle the stretch.