Scuba fabric – Whats all the fuss about?

I thought I would do my first post about scuba/neoprene fabric, yes the same fabric as wetsuits.  Over the last few years it has become very popular for sewing enthusiasts and fashion lovers.

Many high street shops and fashion houses have designed outfits in scuba, you are probably thinking, what is all the fuss about?

So what is scuba?

Scuba is a double knit fabric which is compared to ponte, it is a double knit.  Scuba is generally made from polyester and lycra, where as ponte is often a mix of rayon, nylon, poly and lycra.

Scuba is normally smoother than ponte and also has a spongy quality like wet suit fabric, however, its normally thinner and more malleable than traditional neoprene.

What are the best things to make in scuba?

Lots, its suitable for dresses, tops, jackets, skirts and leggings.  It has amazing texture and best of all does not need to be hemmed as it will not fray!

Still not convinced?

If you are not convinced as to why scuba is great, check out this article by The Fashion Police

http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2013/09/neoprene-scuba-fashions-new-favourite-fabric.htm

Also, a cute video by Korea Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-_9oH4ZJ9M

Below are some photos of scuba fabric that we have in store at the moment only £4.00 per metre and 150 cms wide, most stores sell this fabric from £10.00 per metre up.

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