You'll love the way this fabric feels! The softness and sheen combine for a beautiful knit, which can be used for a wide variety of garment projects.
Handwash with a drop of baby shampoo in a basin of cool water. Roll in a towel to squeeze out excess moisture, then lay flat to dry.
Jersey or stretch needles, size 11, are the best choice for matte jersey. Use a cotton covered polyester or all polyester thread for construction.
Use a zigzag stitch, 2.0 length, 1.5 width for construction seams. If you have a serger, a 3 thread balanced stitch is recommended. Seam finishes are not necessary, as the fabric does not ravel. Hems can be twin-needle stitched, using a 2.5/75 stretch twin needle. You'll want this narrower width between the two needles to be in balance with the delicate nature of the fabric. A narrow coverstitch is also a good choice for hemming matte jersey.
If your pattern has an area requiring interfacing, use the lightest weight fusible. Touch of Gold is a good choice. Test your fabric with a scrap of fusible to make certain the lines of the interfacing are not visible from the right side. If they are visible, choose a sew-in fabric for interfacing; a good choice is swimwear lining.
Tanks, tops, turtlenecks, cowlnecks, shrugs, shawls, dresses, drapey skirts, draped details, eveningwear, gored skirts, full pants, kimono-style jackets.
Try mixing this fabric with lace for a truly comfortable, feminine garment. Stretch lace is recommended for this combination. Lay the lace flat on the jersey and pin or baste in place. Stitch the lace in place with a zigzag stitch, then carefully trim the fabric behind the lace. You might choose to add beads or sequins for an evening garment.
Use medium to low heat when pressing the seams in this fabric, and use a press cloth.