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!


    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.


    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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