Cotton elastic is very soft and absorbent. Cotton will also usually shrink a little when it is washed so if you are using the cotton elastic for an apparel application, make sure both your garment and cotton elastic have either been washed, or not, before you start sewing. Cotton is a much more expensive fiber than synthetics such as nylon elastic, polyester elastic or polypropylene elastic.
ELASTIC COTTON FABRIC PROPERTIES:
Good absorbency, color retention, machine washable, dry cleanable, good strength, drapes well, easy to handle and sew
COTTON ELASTIC APPLICATIONS:
- pants, sweaters
- table cloths