What is scuba fabric good for?
Scuba is generally used to make dance-wear, leggings and dresses (think of evening or party dresses) and is quite easy to care for. When sewing scuba, we would recommend using larger stitches than you may normally do so, to account for both the stretch and the ‘spongey’ texture of the fabric.
Is scuba fabric good for dresses?
This fabric can vary in its thickness, making it suit a wide variety of clothing projects. It also cuts easily and has a warm, sturdy form, meaning you will not need to add a lining while creating warmer outfits. Scuba fabric works ideally for both form-fitting types of dresses and longer, draping gowns.
Is scuba fabric good for trousers?
When scuba fabric hit project runway in 2012 it was an unknown dress fabric, now many great dress, skirts, trousers and jackets are made from it. McCalls pattern company has released a number of excellent patterns for scuba fabrics as have Simplicity.
Is scuba fabric washable?
Mild detergent may be used, however make sure you rinse the pieces properly. Hand-wash your item just as you would delicate clothing. Wash gently, squeeze out the dirty water, and allow it to soak a little while longer. If the neoprene is especially dirty or grimy, you may want to soak it overnight.
Can you use scuba fabric for swimwear?
Scuba fabric is often called a thin Neoprene because of its impermeability and ease to manipulate. For the adventurous open water swimmers, this fabric makes excellent swimsuits providing great warmth and resistance.
Is scuba fabric durable?
Scuba has a slight spongy and stretchy feel but is also durable and so quality you can leave the edges without hemming as the fabric is tightly woven to prevent fraying.
What is Jersey scuba fabric?
Scuba Jersey is a double knit jersey fabric, similar to ponte roma. However it is made using a very fine gauge thread giving it a smoother finish and one that is similar to neoprene (wetsuit material).