Posted by Wicked Fabrics on 30th Sep 2017

What is Scuba Fabric?

In very simple terms, it is a lofty double knit fabric made from polyester fibre commonly with 2 way stretch. It is smooth on both sides, has low lustre sheen and full bodied drape.

This fabric is very popular among fashion brands because of it's versatility and the body it gives to the garment. It is compared to neoprene frequently because of its lofty hand feel but neoprene is technically foam and not "fabric" and not as malleable as scuba.

I am positive you have come across scuba, it is everywhere. If you walk into Myer or David Jones and take a look around the ladies section you will find skirts and dresses made from this fabric. While it may not feel like regular jersey or french terry you will love the way it looks when worn.

This fabric has between 30 - 50% horizontal stretch and is made from 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex which ensures it has great recovery. Seriously, this fabric is truly versatile. Think shorts, skirts and dresses as most of these items only require horizontal stretch. Don't forget it suitable for little girls too!

Brooke from Idle Sunshine Design modelling her gorgeous handmade dress.