French Yarn Dye Knits
French yarn dye knits are moderately textured, with dynamite colors! These medium weight knits will travel beautifully, are easy to sew, and look fabulous….a real workhorse fabric!
Machine wash, tumble dry. Use low heat in the dryer.
Jersey/ballpoint needles, size 11/75, are recommended. Use cotton covered polyester or all polyester thread for construction.
For seams, use a 2.0 length, 1.5 width zigzag. If you have a serger, a 3 thread balanced stitch is recommended for seams. Hems can be stitched with the same zigzag as is used for construction, or you can use a ballpoint twin needle or a coverstitch for your hems. Seam finishes are not needed; the fabric does not ravel.
Lightweight fusible tricot interfacings work beautifully with this fabric.
Tanks, tees, dresses, skirts, turtlenecks, cardigans, lightly structured jackets, leggings.
Mix these knits with leather, piping trim, or lace for a one-of-a-kind garment.
Use the "synthetic" heat setting on your iron as you work with this fabric. A press cloth is recommended.