Scuba Print fabric is a lofty double knit fabric of finely spun polyester fibers that create a super smooth hand, low luster sheen and a full-bodied drape. With 30% stretch across the grain and 10% vertical stretch, this unique knit is perfect for creating bra cups, bralettes, underwear, two-piece swimwear, knit dresses, knit apparel, skirts, pants, un-structured jackets and heavier tops. It’s not just for underwear!
Scuba knit is created using a very fine gauge knitting machine and smooth thread. It also has a slightly spongy quality, similar to what you might see in a fabric for wetsuits, but it’s much thinner and more malleable. It has a lot of body, and drapes well.
All of the Scuba Print fabrics are 58-60″ (147-150 cm) wide made from 94% Polyester and 6% spandex blend with stretch in the crosswise direction, from selvedge to selvedge. The fabric has a matte finish, perfect for showing off the glorious prints.
The Scuba Print fabric can be used for bra cups for small to medium cups without any lining, and for large cups with a lining such as sheer cup lining behind it. It makes some wonderful and colourful bra-lettes and panty sets. Our customers use this fabric for tankinis, two-piece suits, bikinis, micro-kinis, mono-kinis and uni-kinis; virtually any type of two piece swimwear you can think of. The reason we do not recommend it for one piece suits that travel through the legs is because there is no stretch in the lengthwise direction, so a suit made from this would not have enough give. However a suit cut in two pieces is absolutely fine! Customers also use it for lightweight tops, dresses and unstructured jackets.
Sold by: the metre (1.18 yards/40″), part metre
Stretch: stretch in the crosswise direction from selvedge to selvedge
Content: 94% polyester/6% spandex
Care: Machine wash wash and air dry, as you would any quality fabric
Uses: Tankinis, two-piece suits, bikinis, micro-kinis, mono-kinis and uni-kinis, bras, bralettes, camisoles, lightweight tops, dresses or even unstructured jackets.
While our Scuba Print fabric contains no latex (only polyester and spandex) and is labelled latex-free, we cannot guarantee that it has not come into contact with latex products or fibres during its construction or sales process. Those conditions are beyond our control. The fabric itself is latex-free.