Tricot stretch fabric is a plain-warp knit made from various fibres and fibre blends. Tricot can be made from both natural and synthetic fibres, some commonly used materials include rayon, cotton, wool, silk and nylon. On one side of tricot stretch there will be fine ribs running lengthwise, the reverse side will have ribs that run crosswise. This makes it a sturdy fabric suitable for a variety of purposes.
Nylon tricot stretch fabric is often used to line garments. Tricot stretch is chosen as a garment lining because it is light weight, doesn't cling and easy to care for. When choosing a tricot for a garment's lining you have a wide array of colour choices, and can even have tricot dyed to match your garment's fabric. The weight of tricot fabric is measured in "denier," according to online resource Textile Fabric and More. The lower the denier number, the lighter in weight and thus the more transparent the tricot will be.
Tricot stretch is used to make intimate garments such as bras, underwear and other lingerie. It is also used to make similar items such as leotards and swim suits. The reasons tricot is chosen for undergarments is because it is breathable, comfortable and it supports. It also favoured because it can be designed in a number of patterns and materials. For instance, tricot comes in a both stretch satin and lace varieties.
Tricot stretch can also be used for crafting. Dolls, doll clothing, wreaths, decorations and a variety of other crafts. Tricot stretch is chosen for crafts because it is inexpensive and easy to work with. Plus, it comes in variety, of styles, colours and fibres making it extremely versatile for crafting purposes.