Jersey Fabric

Jersey Fabric - Fabriclore

What is Jersey Fabric?  

  • Jersey is a kind of knit fabric that is known for its softness and stretchability.
  • Originally, it was made with wool, but these days, jersey can be crafted with pure cotton and also with synthetic fibers.
  • The back side of jersey knit fabric is stacked with loops, whereas the front side of the jersey knit fabric has a modest and smooth single rib knit.
Jersey Fabric


  • Jersey was invented in the Middle Ages in Jersey, Channel Islands, thus the name.
  • The fabric was regarded as appropriate solely for men's clothing and was used in the production of men's underwear and sweaters for fishermen.
  • Coco Chanel, however, is credited with revolutionizing the jersey market and introducing the fabric to the women's fashion business in 1916. 
  • She did this by creating jersey dresses and coats that were pleasant to wear.

Jersey Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out 


Jersey is a comfortable fabric because of its smooth texture and soft feel.


Jersey fabric is opaque due to its knitted construction, which draws the fibers closer together and prevents light from passing through.


Cotton jersey fabric reigns supreme since it is a very absorbent and breathable fabric.

Applications & Usage


Shirts, tops, sweatpants, sweatshirts, sportswear, undergarments, etc.

Home furnishing

Curtains, bedsheets, tablecloths, etc.

Care Instructions

  • Pre-wash the fabric before sewing it.
  • Then wash the jersey fabric in cold water and then dry it on a medium setting in the dryer.
  • As long as the fabric is removed from the dryer without delay, there is often no need to iron it.
Jersey Fabric
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