Metallic Jersey
by Shannon Gifford
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  • Metallic Jersey

    This jersey has the elegance of a metallic with the comfort of knit. The metallic threads give just enough sparkle; the stretch of the jersey is easy to wear and to sew. You'll love any garment made from this fabric, whether dressy or casual!

    Pretreatment:

    Machine wash, cold water, tumble dry. No bleach or fabric softeners, please!

    Needles and Thread:

    A jersey/ballpoint needle, size 11/75, is recommend for construction. You may choose to use a metafil needle; this needle has a specifically designed scarf suitable for the metallic thread in this fabric. Use cotton-covered polyester or all polyester thread for construction.

    Seams, Seam Finishes, and Hems:

    Use a 2.0 length, 1.5 width zigzag stitch for construction. If you have a serger, use a 3 thread balanced stitch for seams. Hems can be topstitched with a twin needle (jersey/ballpoint), or a coverstitch. As an alternative, you can use the rolled hem on your serger with a metallic wooly nylon in the lower looper. Seams do not require finishes; this fabric does not ravel.

    Interfacing:

    Lightweight fusible tricot interfacing is recommended.

    Pattern Suggestions:

    Tees, tanks, dresses, skirts, cardigans, evening wear, cowls, capelets, anything with draped details.

    Creative Possibilities:

    This fabric pairs well with satin in a complimentary color. Try making a simple tank from the jersey, and a cowl collar from bias cut satin. You'll be the belle of the ball!

    Additional Tips:

    Use the synthetic setting on your iron, and use a press cloth. If your skin is sensitive, line the garment with power mesh or tricot.

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