Best Mesh Fabrics
Here are our mesh fabric reviews.
1. Air Mesh
Mesh can often closely resemble net like fabric. Mesh is often stronger than it looks, and since this mesh is made from nylon, it is quite durable. Mesh is also versatile and can be used for sewing things like reusable produce or other bags bags, for utility projects, and more.
- Machine wash, tumble dry on low heat
- This fabric is medium weight
- Available in 60” widths
2. Power Mesh
This lightweight mesh is available in five different colors. This fabric is quite unique in that it features 50% four-way stretch, which is great for making bras, lingerie, shapewear, costumes, dance apparel, and more. This fabric could also be used as a liner for many different garments.
- Dry clean only
- Fabric is made from 100% nylon
- Available in 58” widths
This mesh fabric is available in white, black, and beige. The fabric has about 15% mechanical, four-way stretch for added movement and mobility. This unique knit fabric could be used to create tanks, active wear, costumes, tops, jerseys, bags, and more.
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry on low heat
- Fabric is lightweight and is available in 63” widths
- 100% polyester
This mesh fabric is unique and full of flash. Available in twenty eye catching colors, this glitzy fabric is made from a mesh knit with lurex accents and sequins for shine and sparkle. One look at this fabric and it’s easy to see why it would be a great choice for dance wear, costumes, craft projects, and more.
- Fabric is 100% polyester
- This mesh fabric is very lightweight and is available in 44” widths
- Dry clean only
This unique fabric from Sunbrella is both durable and soft, due to the blend of PVC and Sunbrella Acrylic that the fabric is made with. The fabric features a more subtle texture and can be used outdoors. This fabric would be perfect for upholstering outdoor furniture projects. The line of fabrics that this mesh belongs to is available in forty different, solid colors.
- Fabric is made from 68.4% polyester and 31.6% nylon
- Fabric is heavyweight and comes in 54” widths
- Fabric should be spot washed and left to air dry
Mesh Fabric Buying Guide
Mesh fabric is quite versatile and can be used for a wide range of projects. Mesh is often used to make sports jerseys and athletic wear, and lingerie and shapewear, but it can also be used for other apparel items, for crafting, for costumes, for dance wear, different kinds of bags, and more. Some lines of mesh can be easily laundered at home while others are dry clean only. Mesh is usually quite durable, and some mesh fabrics can even be used outdoors.
Sewing with Mesh
Mesh might look a little intimidating to sew with, but it can actually be fairly user friendly. A great tip is to find out what fibers the mesh is made of and match that to the thread you are using. Thread can be purchased in both polyester and nylon, so it often easy to match to the fabric you are using. Mesh can be serged or sewn on a regular sewing machine.
Mesh fabric is often quite inexpensive to purchase. Some mesh can be purchased at or around the five dollar a yard mark, whereas others can be purchased for around or under ten dollars a yard. Some speciality mesh fabrics, like outdoor fabrics, might cost over twenty dollars a yard, but these fabrics often come with some great properties that make them quite durable and long lasting.