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Date: 12/19/11 10:49 AM

I keep finding material with prints I like online called 'Jersey'. Now I can't tell much from the photo's. Is jersey stretchy?

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Date: 12/19/11 11:52 AM

Yes, jersey stretches.

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Date: 12/19/11 12:28 PM

Jersey is fine knit so often, you'd see a 'right' side and a 'wrong side' if you look closely. It is stretchy due to the knit. Jersey can be made from cotton, rayon, wool ... with or without lycra.

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Date: 12/19/11 4:03 PM

Jersey is a knit and stretches, but the amount can vary widely from very little to quite a bit of stretch depending on the exact content.

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Date: 12/19/11 4:25 PM

If you look at a jersey fabric under a magnifier, the right side will be smooth and the wrong side will be bumpy-looking, exactly like what is called 'stockinette stitch' in hand knitting.

Jersey is a true knit, and as such it will be stretchier than a woven fabric, although the amount of stretch varies from one knit to another.

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Date: 12/19/11 9:41 PM

Jersey is a single knit, which is why there is a right side and a wrong side. If you pull across the grain, the knit will roll to the right side of the fabric. As everyone has said the amount of stretch varies by content. Some of the better sites will tell you how much it stretches. If it has lycra in it it will definitely be stretchier than a fabric without it.

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Date: 12/19/11 9:41 PM

Jersey is a single knit, which is why there is a right side and a wrong side. If you pull across the grain, the knit will roll to the right side of the fabric. As everyone has said the amount of stretch varies by content. Some of the better sites will tell you how much it stretches. If it has lycra in it it will definitely be stretchier than a fabric without it.

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