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.

Specifications

Color

Optic White 
Uses Athletic apparel, swimwear, & leggings
Care
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
Printing
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)
Weight
8.5 oz/square yd (290 gsm)
Content
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.
Stretch
4-way: ≥ 50% horizontal stretch; ≥ 25% vertical stretch
Pilling
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UVA/UVB Protection
99.89%/ 99.84%
UPF Rating 50+
Colorfastness
Perspiration (Acid):
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Perspiration (Alkaline):
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Sea Water:
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Pool Water:
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Additional Feature
Advanced Moisture Management Wicking Finish

 

Sewing Recommendations

Needle Type

 Stretch
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