Knit Fabric | Sewing Term

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Knit fabric is soft, has great drape and can be tricky to sew. But don't let that stop you from making a batch of your favorite tee shirts. Learn how. The Sewing Loft

Knit fabric –



  1. a type of fabric made of interlocking loops of thread


Woven fabrics are woven – as the name implies, they’re made by weaving over and under warp and weft threads to make a fabric with little to no stretch. Knit fabrics, in contrast, are made on a knitting machine using interlocking loops of thread. These fabrics have much more stretch to them as a result, and are often used in garments such as tops and skirts.


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