Sport Lycra is a durable knit fabric with an 88% polyester and 12% Lycra construction. Medium-weight and nearly opaque with 4-way stretch, Sport Lycra features vibrant color and UPF protection that stands up to swimming pools and saltwater alike, making it the perfect choice for custom swimwear. A moisture-wicking finish paired with good stretch recovery also makes Sport Lycra an ideal choice for athletic apparel, including dance costumes, leotards, leggings and headbands.



Optic White 
Uses Athletic apparel, swimwear, & leggings
Wash separately in cool water using a gentle machine cycle. Machine dry using a low temperature or permanent press setting and remove promptly to avoid wrinkles.
Country of Origin USA
Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based inks.
Fabric Width 60 inches (152 cm)
Printable Width 56 inches (142 cm)
8.5 oz/square yd (290 gsm)
88% polyester, 12% Invista Lycra®
Construction Knit, Jersey
Estimated Shrinkage  2-3% length and 0-1% width. Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed. Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.
4-way: ≥ 50% horizontal stretch; ≥ 25% vertical stretch
UVA/UVB Protection
99.89%/ 99.84%
UPF Rating 50+
Perspiration (Acid):
Perspiration (Alkaline):
Sea Water:
Pool Water:
Additional Feature
Advanced Moisture Management Wicking Finish


Sewing Recommendations

Needle Type

Needle Size 100, 110 (16, 18)
Thread Size 40, 45, 50, 60
Stitching 10-12 per inch (4-5 per cm)
Thread Type 100% Polyester Heavy


Specifications and recommendations are subject to change.


Sport Lycra®

Care Instructions