The right choice of fabric for leggings will make or break their success. So we put together this guide to looking for the right fabrics.
Fabrics fall generally in two categories: Knits and Wovens. In a nutshell your t shirts are made from knits and your button up shirts are made from wovens.
Woven fabric is produced through weaving two sets of yarn. Examples include button up shirts, trousers, jeans, denim jackets.
Knit fabric is produced by interloping (or knitting) one set of yarn. Examples include leggings, t shirts, sweaters, underwear.
Does it matter?
Selecting the interfacing you should use in your project can be a challenge and unfortunately, we find that the big box fabric stores don’t know their interfacings very well! The most common interfacing incorrectly recommended – is very firm heavy weight interfacings. So firm that they would suit bag making projects – not dresses and coats.
So here is some information to help you understand interfacing.