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Tubular knit

Cynthia2 | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi everyone. I purchased a beautiful, very soft length of knit fabric earlier this year and I’ve just realized that it’s actually a length of tubular fabric – not flat like I usually see with wovens.

I’ve never worked with fabric that’s milled in the round like this. Has anyone ever seen this before and know how to work with it? I assume I can just cut up on length and make it a flat piece, but maybe there’s something unique about the tubular construction and there’s a reason for it.

Thanks. Cynthia

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    Often knit patterns call for the front and the back to be cut on the fold so this really saves on the amount of fabric needed. 

    1. Cynthia2 | | #2

      Thanks Mary. That makes sense. Best, Cynthia

  2. cafms | | #3

    Check the fold creases and be sure they will come out before you put them on the center front or back or really anywhere on a garment.  Sometimes there will be a discolored line or a fold that is hard to get smoothed out and will ruin the look of the garment.  If the line won't come out refold the fabric so you can avoid it.

    1. Cynthia2 | | #4

      Thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought of that!

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