10 Creative Hacks to Use Jersey Fabric

 

Jersey is known as a knit fabric. Jersey fabric is light and flexible, yet warm and insulating. It is one of the most popular choices for t-shirts and a variety of other apparels. One of the most interesting aspects of jersey fabric is that it can be made from 100% cotton or polyester synthetic blend that makes it look unique. In jersey fabric, there is also a right and a wrong side like most other knitted fabrics. The right side is vertical grain and the wrong side is horizontal. All the items of clothing made with a jersey knit have the vertical grain facing out.

 

What Type of Fabric Is Cotton Jersey?

 

Here is a short video that will tell you about the type of fabric

 

 

Jersey is the most fashionable and unique fabric that glows because of its high-quality material. Jersey fabric is an elegant choice for a variety of articles of clothing. Hoodie sweatshirts are often made with jersey fabric for a lightweight and adorable look. This is the perfect hoodie for fall and spring wear as it is warm and light.

 

 

Jersey fabric has a lot of great qualities and also it is a common choice for polo shirts. Polo is a 100% preshrunk cotton. Jersey fabric is soft and breathable cotton and a perfect choice for polo shirts to enhance its softness and add warmth. It is a polyester blended jersey fabric that has moisture-wicking qualities and spotshield to endure stains.

 

 

Jersey is the most generic term that is used for all types of knitted fabrics. Jersey fabric was originally manufactured from wool but is now made of cotton, wool, and synthetic fibers. The Jersey name is derived from the name of the Channel Island that exists between Britain and France. There are two types of machine-knitted jersey

 

1. Single jersey

2. Double jersey

 

Single jersey is a single layer fabric knitted with one set of needles on a single bed of a weft knitting machine while double jersey is knitted with two sets of needles on a weft knitting machine.         

 

Jersey fabrics are very embracing as they have stability and also have a smaller stretch than something like a cotton spandex knit. Also you can use them in a variety of sewing patterns designed for both woven and knit fabrics. A variety of things can be made from jersey fabrics including T-shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses etc

 

Now you don’t have to waste a few pieces left from fabric. You can now use them to create adorable things. Here are some of the top fabric projects to help you use that jersey fabric in a fun way!

1. Diapers and Wipe Case For Your Baby

This small, cute Jersey fabric diaper clutch is easy to sew. It is super handy for both mom and dad to carry diapers in this diaper bag. This diaper clutch also has a great capacity to keep the diapers as well as wipes. You know that when you have a small baby at home then you always need diapers and wipes on hand. That’s why having a cute diaper clutch is always the best choice to grab when you need to do a diaper change or to take it anywhere else and do the diaper change quickly and easily. This is the perfect baby diaper clutch.

 

2. Mini Messenger Bag

This fabulous jersey fabric kid’s mini messenger bag is for little girls to carry. It also has an easy sewing pattern. Make an adorable purse for your little princess. This is a mini messenger bag that is awesome for kids to carry and the best choice for them to carry a few small things with them.

 

3. Something to Just Put the Necessary Things In

Do you ever think that you need a small bag to put just a few things in? Here comes an essential jersey fabric bag to keep your phone, keys, purse etc things in. It’s the perfect bag for your small things to be placed in safely.

 

4. Fabric Flower Pillow

This is a fantastic look for a couch. The color is so pretty to make your room look attractive. This fabric flower couch is a perfect choice for your home to look stylish. It is a cheap way to create elegant fabric flower couches in a few minutes.

5. Fabric keychains

This adorable little keychain is made up of jersey fabric and is perfect to use. These little key chains are perfect for showcasing your favorite fabric, or embellishing with button flowers, felt monograms, or whatever you can dream up!

 

6. Jersey Fabric Pendant

This antique necklace is one for your best craft collection. Now you can easily make this necklace for your loved ones. The following are the steps.

1. Paint the pendant with white and let it dry.



2. While the pendant is drying you can coat your fabric with Mod Podge matte that helps your fabric from fraying when you cut it.


3. Paint your pendant top with Mod Podge Matte and make sure that the coating is thick.

4. Put the fabric down over the pendant and let it smooth until the fabric is down on the whole pendant. If you see the Mod Podge coming out from the sides then wipe it with a paintbrush and let it dry.

5. After that cut the fabric. If some of the edges of fabric come out then you just apply the Mod Podge again and let it dry.


6. Use a pin to make a wide pendant hole.


7. Put your pendant in a safe place where you can paste a microbead easily by applying the glue and let it dry.


7. Picture Frame


You can now make stylish picture frames through this jersey fabric. You will just need glue, scissors, and fabric to make adorable picture frames.


8. Baby Blanket

This cute baby blanket is a perfect choice for any baby boy or girl.

 

DIY Steps to Make Blanket


1. You have all the squares cut and ready



2. Now start sewing rows by putting right sides of two squares together and start it from the top row


3. Do that for each row until the row is completed.

4. Once you have done that with all the rows then press them so they become soft.

5. Now sew one row to the next and do that for all the rows until you have your blanket top completed.


6.Once the top is completed, cut the fabric or any material you want for the bottom of the same size as the top and start sewing all the outside edges.

7. Thread a quilting needle with embroidery thread and for the corners go down from the top and back up from the bottom tying a square knot. That’s it, you have your amazing baby blanket for your baby.

 

9. Fabric Mousepad

Here’s come an amazing mousepad which is also one of the projects that are made from jersey fabric. You can easily create things that will help you to perform your task better like this fabric mousepad.

 

Bonus Tips:

 

How to make simple Headbands

A short video to make simple headbands using fabric.

 

2018 collection of Jersey fabric at affordable prices.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a 100% cotton jersey?

It is flexible and light as well as warm and insulating. Also, it is one of the best choices for t-shirts and other apparels. One of the most interesting facts of jersey fabric is that it can be made from 100% cotton or from a polyester synthetic blend; it is the knit of the fabric that makes it elegant.

 

Is jersey fabric stretchy?

Jersey fabric is considered a 100% cotton knit fabric or it is blended with other fibers such as rayon or polyester. Jersey fabric that is made up of cotton provides a lusty hand as there is only a minimal stretch due to the knitting process. Jersey blends knit fabric with rayon or polyester to provide a more fluid hand and auxiliary stretch. Both types of jersey knit vary in thickness from lightweight to medium weight so it is necessary to keep all these things in mind while selecting the right knit for your project like you can not choose a lightweight rayon jersey fabric for pants that need more stability and a structure that is found in a cotton jersey fabric.

 

What material are jerseys made of?

Jersey is made of 100% polyester woven fabric that is shiny.

 

Timeless Treasures knit fabric with cats

Timeless Treasures knit fabric with cats

FREE Blake Scrunchie Pattern!!

If you’re someone who really likes a colorful scrunchie, then you’re going to love this FREE PATTERN on how to make them! With this handy pattern, you’ll be sewing up tons of scrunchies in no time! This free pattern features gorgeous Robert Kaufman knit fabrics.

We’ve included some knit fabrics in this post, to help you get going on this fun sewing project. Remember, if you make these, please do send us photos! We love seeing all the awesome items you create!

You can make awesome scrunchies with this pattern!

You can make awesome scrunchies with this pattern!

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

black and white grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Blake Cotton Jersey

black and white grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Blake Cotton Jersey

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

stripe red yellow pink Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

stripe red yellow pink Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

weave pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

weave pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman geometric knit fabric

Robert Kaufman geometric knit fabric

galaxy space Robert Kaufman purple orange Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space Robert Kaufman purple orange Laguna Jersey knit fabric

green apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric

green apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric

This is such a cute top made from a Robert Kaufman fabric!

One of our awesome customers, Charlotte (check out her Instagram page using her handle: @charlottejane01 ), created a super cute top using a Robert Kaufman knit fabric with stripes that she purchased from us! This is a top using the Coco Top pattern from Tilly (you can also take a look at their Instagram page using the handle @tillybuttons ). We simply love it as stripes are always in style!

We’ve included some more Robert Kaufman fabric for you to check out, if you’re feeling inspired to create something. Please do also send us photos of the lovely items you create with fabrics you order from us. We love seeing (and sharing) those pictures!

What an awesome top!

What an awesome top!

We also love the color of this material.

We also love the color of this material.

It's a great top for casual wear

It’s a great top for casual wear

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

red apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric

red apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric

cat Robert Kaufman grey Laguna Jersey knit fabric

cat Robert Kaufman grey Laguna Jersey knit fabric

solid dark blue Navy Robert Kaufman knit fabric Laguna Jersey Heather

solid dark blue Navy Robert Kaufman knit fabric Laguna Jersey Heather

white with small giraffe animal knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Little Safari

white with small giraffe animal knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Little Safari

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

white with small elephant knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Little Safari

white with small elephant knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Little Safari

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

light blue yellow stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

light blue yellow stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

GIVEAWAY! Win a kawaii product from modeS4u!!

It’s time for a brand new giveaway! Here’s your opportunity to win your favorite item from our shop!

How to join the giveaway:

– Check out our kawaii shop and find your favorite product. Copy its link. Then return to this blog post and leave a comment with the link pasted in. That’s it!

Just make sure to input your correct email address when you leave a comment, as we will contact the winner by email. The winner will be selected at random, and must reply to our email within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited.

The giveaway is open worldwide and runs until July 30, 2018, at 9am Hong Kong time.

What do you want to win? Awesome knit fabric? A lovely bento box? There are so many kawaii items to choose from!

Best of luck everyone!

We have so many kawaii products! What do you want to win?

We have so many kawaii products! What do you want to win?

More awesome customer creations!

We LOVE it when you send us pictures of the incredible things you make with fabrics you got from us! We received a lovely image from a dear customer who created these STUNNING t-shirts using Robert Kaufman knit fabrics purchased from our shop! Galaxy fabrics are so detailed and fun to work with, plus they look amazing as part of a sewing project. These awesome galaxy t-shirts are out of this world!

Please do send us more pictures of your amazing creations, we want to see (and share) them! We’ve also included some other space themed fabrics in this post, for you to check out!

These t-shirts are so cool!

These t-shirts are so cool!

galaxy space turquoise dark blue Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space turquoise dark blue Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman star galaxy gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

dark blue Robert Kaufman star galaxy gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman space colorful planet gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman space colorful planet gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman planet outer space fabric Stargazers

black Robert Kaufman planet outer space fabric Stargazers

black Robert Kaufman fabric star outer space Stargazers Digital Print

black Robert Kaufman fabric star outer space Stargazers Digital Print

star outer space sky Robert Kaufman fabric blue purple Morningmoon Fairies

star outer space sky Robert Kaufman fabric blue purple Morningmoon Fairies

galaxy fabric with spaceship UFO by Timeless Treasures

galaxy fabric with spaceship UFO by Timeless Treasures

black blue turquoise purple space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black blue turquoise purple space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black green blue colorful space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black green blue colorful space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black colorful universe space fabric with planets by Timeless Treasure

black colorful universe space fabric with planets by Timeless Treasure

blue oxford fabric with outer space theme by Kokka

blue oxford fabric with outer space theme by Kokka

It’s a new modes4u GIVEAWAY!

Want to win your favorite item from our shop? Then you need to join our new giveaway right now!!

Want to win something awesome from our shop?

Want to win something awesome from our shop?

How to enter:

Go to our kawaii shop, find your favorite product and copy its link. Then, come back to THIS blog post and paste the link into a comment. Make sure to leave your correct email address when posting, so we can contact you if you win!

This contest is open worldwide and ends on Monday, July 9 at 9am Hong Kong time. We will select a winner at random and contact them via email. If you’re our lucky winner, please make sure to respond to us within 48 hours otherwise your prize will be forfeited.

So if you want to win cute washi tape, amazing knit fabric, or another awesome item, make sure to participate! Good luck everyone!

 

Get a FREE Iwako eraser with your order!!

Starting NOW, the next 4000 orders to our online shop, modes4u.com, will each receive an EXCLUSIVE and super kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE! HURRY and get yours before they’re all snapped up!

Whether you order cute stationery, beautiful knit fabric, or other awesome items, you’ll get this lovely free gift!

You can get a kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE with your order!

You can get a kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE with your order!

New organic fabric collections by birch

We have lovely new organic fabrics by birch in our shop. You can now order the cute collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy with funny animal designs as well as the stylish collection Bear Camp with many shades of blue and grey. Moreover, if you are looking for some stretch – we also have a lot of plain-colored birch knit fabrics.

Some of the new organic fabric from the birch collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy.

Some of the new organic fabric from the birch collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy.

white  'Happy Houses' colourful house organic fabric birch USA

white ‘Happy Houses’ colourful house organic fabric birch USA

sky blue 'Happy Pals' lion & giraffe animal birch knit organic fabric USA

sky blue ‘Happy Pals’ lion & giraffe animal birch knit organic fabric USA

orange leaf pattern & dots organic fabric birch 'leaves'

orange leaf pattern & dots organic fabric birch ‘leaves’

cream colour spot speckled birch knit organic fabric USA

cream colour spot speckled birch knit organic fabric USA

grey crocodile & flower animal organic fabric birch USA 'Lurking'

grey crocodile & flower animal organic fabric birch USA ‘Lurking’

off-white mushroom & raccoon organic fabric birch USA 'Mushroom Forest'

off-white mushroom & raccoon organic fabric birch USA ‘Mushroom Forest’

blue grey 'picnic' crocodile & penguin flower birch knit organic fabric USA

blue grey ‘picnic’ crocodile & penguin flower birch knit organic fabric USA

turquoise 'Bear Bois' tree stripes birch knit organic fabric from the USA

turquoise ‘Bear Bois’ tree stripes birch knit organic fabric from the USA

grey 'Bear Hike' bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

grey ‘Bear Hike’ bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

navy blue 'Bear Hike' bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

navy blue ‘Bear Hike’ bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

coral red 'Bear Bois' tree stripes birch poplin organic fabric USA

coral red ‘Bear Bois’ tree stripes birch poplin organic fabric USA

solid light green birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid light green birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid teal birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid teal birch knit organic fabric from the USA

New stretchy knit fabrics by Robert Kaufman

Knit fabrics are great for apparel, they are comfy, drape well and stretch. We received new Robert Kaufman jersey fabrics from the cool Laguna Jersey collection. A lot of them are designed by Ann Kelle and show mustaches, flowers, maritime anchors or hounds tooth patterns.

We have many cool new knit fabrics by Robert Kaufman

We have many cool new knit fabrics by Robert Kaufman

navy blue Robert Kaufman moustache Jersey knit fabric

navy blue Robert Kaufman moustache Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman moustache Jersey knit fabric black-white

Robert Kaufman moustache Jersey knit fabric black-white

black Robert Kaufman anchor Laguna Jersey knit fabric

black Robert Kaufman anchor Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman anchor Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman anchor Laguna Jersey knit fabric

white Robert Kaufman anchor blue Laguna Jersey knit fabric

white Robert Kaufman anchor blue Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

hot pink Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

hot pink Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

white Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

white Robert Kaufman circle Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman houndstooth tropical knit fabric

Robert Kaufman houndstooth tropical knit fabric

Robert Kaufman houndstooth black-white knit fabric

Robert Kaufman houndstooth black-white knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage grey Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage grey Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage blue Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage blue Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage green Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman Camouflage green Laguna Jersey knit fabric

hot pink Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

hot pink Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

black Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

black Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

aqua Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

aqua Robert Kaufman dot Laguna Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman orange-yellow flower Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman orange-yellow flower Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman purple-blue flower Jersey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman purple-blue flower Jersey knit fabric

Our favourite product of the week: Robert Kaufman knit fabrics

This week we got new Jersey fabrics from Robert Kaufman. It’s the first time that the American manufacturer offers knit fabrics, so we make them our favourite product of the week. Most of the currently available designs are from designer Ann Kelle, but we also got knit fabrics with animal prints.

green Robert Kaufman knit fabric with flowers Laguna

green Robert Kaufman knit fabric with flowers Laguna

Robert Kaufman knit fabric zig-zag pattern pink-blue

Robert Kaufman knit fabric zig-zag pattern pink-blue

Robert Kaufman knit fabric with butterflies pink-yellow

Robert Kaufman knit fabric with butterflies pink-yellow

colourful heart knit fabric by Robert Kaufman

colourful heart knit fabric by Robert Kaufman

white Robert Kaufman knit fabric with snake print

white Robert Kaufman knit fabric with snake print

white-bluish Robert Kaufman knit fabric leopard print

white-bluish Robert Kaufman knit fabric leopard print

caramel Robert Kaufman knit fabric leopard print

caramel Robert Kaufman knit fabric leopard print

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