Tricot Fabric

Tricot fabric is a smooth stretchy knit often used in swimwear, underwear, sportswear, and gloves. It’s made using a warp knitting process. The yarns are interlooped diagonally along the length of the fabric, creating a run-resistant knit. 

Tricot is known for its smooth surface, stretch and recovery, durability, moisture management, versatility, and elasticity. Discover Mood Fabrics’ extensive selection of tricot fabric below. 

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Tricot fabric is a smooth stretchy knit often used in swimwear, underwear, sportswear, and gloves. It’s made using a warp knitting process. The yarns are interlooped diagonally along the length of the fabric, creating a run-resistant knit. 

Tricot is known for its smooth surface, stretch and recovery, durability, moisture management, versatility, and elasticity. Discover Mood Fabrics’ extensive selection of tricot fabric below. 

Tricot Fabric Projects


Due to its many wonderful properties, tricot fabric is a great option for the following projects:

  • Lingerie
  • Swimwear
  • Activewear
  • Dancewear
  • Costumes

Advantages of Using Tricot Fabric

Using tricot has many advantages. It offers exceptional stretch and elasticity, plus it provides drape and fluidity that add a style component. As far as apparel, one of the most common uses of tricot fabric, it allows for comfortable, moisture-wicking clothes that don’t typically fray. 


Supplies You Need with Tricot Fabric

  • Thread: Polyester thread is a great choice when it comes to tricot fabric due to its excellent stretching capabilities.
  • Sewing Needle: Ballpoint needles help prevent snagging when it comes to stretch fabric.
  • Pins, clips, and pin cushion: Fine ballpoint pins or sewing clips are necessary for keeping your tricot fabric in place while sewing. A pin cushion provides a place to safely store your pins.
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter: Since tricot is stretchy, sharp scissors or a rotary cutter are important for cutting clean lines.
  • Seam Ripper: LIke with any sewing project, a seam ripper is great for correcting mistakes while sewing tricot fabric.
  • Iron and Ironing Board: Keep your tricot fabric aligned and crisp while sewing with an iron. Keep it on a low heat to avoid damaging the fabric. 
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