Stretch the cloth (the other variant of pronunciation is stretch, as the name itself is derived from the English word stretch «to stretch») is a special kind of any material to which the manufacturing process added synthetic elastic thread. Usually for these purposes, the fibers of elastane, lycra or spandex. Such materials are widely used for sewing various clothes.
The advantages and disadvantages of stretch fabric
As the main material, to which is added an elastic thread can be satin, denim, any knitted fabric, jacquard and many others. That is, virtually any fabric during manufacture can be made more tensile. Only the percentage of synthetic fibers in such fabrics may be from 1 to 30 %, and the higher it is, the more elastic material is obtained.
Depending on the method of manufacture of such fabrics are distinguished two varieties: the bi-stretch (when the synthetic strand is added as the warp threads of the fabric and the weft threads, which enables the resulting material to stretch in both directions) and mono-stretch (when the fibers of spandex or lycra present only in the weft or base, this fabric stretches only along or across).
The main advantage of this fabric is the perfect opportunity for planting things on the figure taking into account all anatomic features. Thanks to stretch fabric have the opportunity to sew jeans and pants-skinny, fully fitting leg. Also, these materials are widely used for creating scenic and tracksuits.
The second advantage is the increased durability of the stretch fabric. Less they lose their shape during wear, they are harder to tear or RUB off. This retains all the advantages of natural fibers used during manufacture, such materials are breathing, the body they feel quite comfortable.
The disadvantage of stretch fabric there is problems in the care of things from it, to wash and iron them at the specified labels on the temperature, and to dry better on a hanger or even a mannequin, synthetic fiber in the process of washing can give some shrinkage. Such fabrics also do not iron with steam.
Things of a stretch fabric
Worth to mention a few of the most popular models of things that are made of stretch fabric.
This, of course, a variety of models of jeans-stretch, perfectly fitting the body, emphasizing all forms and shapely legs. These jeans have become a real must-have modern girl and are absolutely suitable for any occasions: for going to school or work, to walk, to leave the city. Because of the elastic fibres in tissue stretch jeans not only fit well, but do not constrain movements, so jeans are acceptable almost any activity.
Pants-stretch appeared after elastic jeans. They liked busy girls who always need to look perfect, but there’s no time for everyday Ironing of trousers. Typically, these pants are cotton.
Many are also interested in the answer to the question, what the fabric is a Jersey-stretch. This material is also made using elastic thread, but instead of interlacing of warp and weft knitting technique is used. Of such material are manufactured t-shirts, shirts, dresses, skirts and more.
I found the stretch and in Shoe manufacture. Boots-stretch – is often the only way to choose appropriate and the most fitting model when the calf is too thin or you want to choose shoes that covers the knees and upper part of the leg, i.e. boots, stockings.