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Cotton Lycra

About Our Fabric

Cotton Lycra Fabric: Soft, Stretchy, and Comfortable for Everyday Wear

Discover the appeal of our Cotton Lycra fabric, a medium-weight, soft textile with a 4-way stretch. Composed of 95% Cotton and 5% Lycra, it offers a combination of comfort and durability. The fabric's durable stretch base with excellent recovery makes it a popular choice for everyday clothing items, providing both comfort and style.

What Can You Make Using Cotton Lycra Fabric?

Cotton Lycra is exceptionally versatile, ideal for garments that require a gentle stretch and soft touch. It's perfect for making T-shirts, dresses, pants, leggings, and more. The fabric's stretchability, paired with its softness, makes it suitable for both fitted and loose garments, ensuring comfort in various styles.


Width: 150cm

GSM: 240gsm (+/- 5%)

Composition: 95% Cotton / 5% Spandex

Minimum Order Quantity: 1m

Why is Cotton Lycra Fabric a Great Choice for Everyday Clothing?

Cotton Lycra is a top choice for daily wear due to its blend of comfort and resilience. The 4-way stretch allows for freedom of movement, making it ideal for active wear or comfortable casual clothing. Its excellent recovery means garments retain their shape, offering both longevity and consistent fit over time.

Care Instructions

To maintain the quality of your Cotton Lycra fabric, we recommend a cold, gentle machine wash with like colours. Use mild detergent and avoid bleach, tumble drying, dry cleaning, or ironing. This care routine helps preserve the fabric’s texture and colour vibrancy.

Ideal Weight for All-Season Wear

With a GSM of 260gsm (+/- 5%), our Cotton Lycra is a medium-weight fabric that’s suitable for a wide range of clothing items. It’s substantial enough to provide coverage and drape beautifully, yet light enough to ensure breathability and comfort in different climates.

Generous Width for Creative Freedom

The 150cm width of this fabric offers ample space for cutting out patterns of all sizes – perfect for everything from fitted tops to flowing dresses.

Flexible Ordering for All Your Projects

We know that every sewing project is unique. That’s why we offer a minimum order of just 1 meter, and for those larger or continuous projects, we provide the fabric in one continuous length. This means you can plan your creations without worrying about seams or joins.

Share Your Cotton Lycra Creations

Have you crafted something fabulous with our Cotton Lycra fabric? We’d love to see it! Share your creations and reviews to inspire others and showcase the versatility of this wonderful fabric.

When it comes to Cotton Lycra, I don’t have a bad word to say! The Cotton Lycra from Cloth Cuts is soft as butter but sturdy enough to hold its shape. It’s such a dream to sew with, it glides through both a sewing machine and overlocker.

The colours are bold and true to website images. The printing is so clear and captures each little detail in the tiles, and it doesn’t lose any image over time. The colours are printed onto a white base, which allows them to be vibrant and crisp.

It has a 4-way stretch and amazing recovery and when stretched it doesn’t go see-through. Plus after countless trips through the washing machine, the fabric still looks as good as it was when first purchased, including no pilling. Cotton Lycra is generally known for its difficulty with curling edges after washing, but this one doesn’t curl anywhere near as much as other brands. This base is sturdy but stretchy allowing it to be used for the main piece of your sewing as well as an option for making cuffs and collars.

When sewing with Cotton Lycra, make sure to remember that all of your stitches will need some ‘give’ in them so as not to lose the stretch of the fabric, so instead of using a straight stitch, try using a zig-zag or a twin needle.

Whatever your project – baby or kids clothing, adults clothing or anything else you can dream of – this CL will be your go-to!

by Gina Goodwin

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