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Single Jersey Fabric

Single jersey fabric is a common type of knitted fabric known for its lightweight and stretchy nature. It is widely used in the textile industry for various applications, including clothing, sportswear, and bedding.


Single jersey fabric is created using a single set of needles on a circular knitting machine. It is produced by knitting every stitch in one direction, resulting in a smooth, flat appearance on the face of the fabric and a ribbed appearance on the back. The fabric has a distinct smooth front side while backside is piled with loops.


Characteristics of single jersey fabric include:


  1. Stretch: Single jersey fabric has good stretchability due to its knitted construction, making it comfortable to wear and allowing freedom of movement.

  2. Softness: The fabric is often soft and comfortable against the skin, making it suitable for a wide range of apparel items.

  3. Breathability: Single jersey fabric is known for its breathability, allowing air to circulate through the fabric and helping to regulate body temperature.

  4. Versatility: It can be produced using different fibers, such as cotton, polyester, viscose, or blends, offering versatility in terms of appearance, texture, and performance.

  5. Easy care: Single jersey fabric is generally easy to care for, with most varieties being machine washable and requiring minimal ironing.


Due to its versatility and comfort, single jersey fabric is commonly used for T-shirts, tops, dresses, skirts, activewear, pajamas, and underwear. It is also often used as a base fabric for printing and embellishments due to its smooth front surface.

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