Polyester Stretch Fabric is a versatile and timelessly […]
Polyester Stretch Fabric is a versatile and timelessly stylish fabric that offers both durability and comfort. It is often used in sportswear and dance costumes. It also makes excellent undergarments and stockings. It is also breathable and has a smooth silky texture. It has two different types of stretch, 2-way and limited stretch. One type has a maximum stretch of 65% while the other has a minimum stretch of 30%.
To stretch a polyester fabric, start at the upper side section of the garment and pull outward until it stretches to the lower portion. After wringing the fabric, place it on a hanger and let it air dry. If it is too stiff, you can apply hair conditioner to it to loosen the fibers.
Unlike rayon and cotton, polyester does not shrink. However, it can be stretched a fraction of a size. A few techniques will help you achieve this. It is important to note that you should avoid high-temperature drying. The heat from the dryer is a major cause of shrinkage. It is best to use your hands when stretching polyester.
The structure of the material also affects the amount of stretch it has. In a cozy polyester sweater-dress, for example, the material has a nice stretch, while a fancier polyester ruffled dress will not be very stretchy. Most elastic clothing is a blend of polyester and spandex.