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What is Bullet Knit and Things to Sew

Posted by Reanell Hill on

Are you looking for the ideal fabric for making headbands, bows, and other pieces of lightweight clothing? With so many different colors and styles available at Nature’s Fabric, you’ll love our collection of bullet knit fabrics.

Not sure what this is or haven’t heard of it before? That’s okay. Here’s what you need to know about bullet knit fabric and the various sewing projects you can use it for.

What is Bullet Knit Fabric?

Bullet knit is a special type of fabric made from a blend of polyester and spandex. It has an almost crepe-like texture and is quite stretchy. For that reason, it is often used for apparel pieces, headbands, bows, and other lightweight wearable accessories. In some cases, people use them to make leggings and other sporty clothing pieces, too.

However, the reason why so many people love it for sewing projects is that it is washable and easy to maintain. Simply wash your finished products in cold water and tumble dry low. Those creating items for children to wear, like bows and beanies, enjoy the stretch, too.

Does Nature’s Fabric Sell Bullet Knit Fabric?

Yes! Nature’s Fabric has a wide selection of bullet fabric to choose from. We have all of your favorite print styles including seasonal designs, florals, bright colors, and more. There are even a few designed specifically for children, including this adorable Space Fun design. Our bullet knits are specifically designed to keep from fraying and raveling, which makes them super easy to work with. We’re constantly adding new designs to our collection, so make sure to check back frequently.

What is the Texture of Bullet Knit Fabric?

Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects to bullet knit fabric is the texture. It is smooth on one side and almost ribbed on the other. In turn, this gives you a comfortable texture on the side that touches the skin during wear, but still offers just the right amount of stretch and breathability for comfort. Additionally, it has a beautiful drape that is perfect for skirts, dresses, and other similar types of apparel items.

Project Ideas for Bullet Knit Fabric

There are numerous things you can make with bullet knit fabric. Looking for a few different projects to try? Here are several from around the web.

If you don’t mind paying for downloadable patterns, we love many of the styles over at Oliver + S. They promote independent designers and have tons of different options that would work well with bullet knit fabrics.

Check Out Our Online Fabric Store Now

Are you searching for the best selection of natural fabrics online? Nature’s Fabric has a wide assortment of eco-friendly fabrics to suit all of your sewing project needs. Check out our website today to see our current prints and available fabric types.