Hi, I'm Cynthia Mann and we're here today at Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, California. This is also the home of Fabricworm.com. Hi, I'm Melissa Lunden; I'm the resident seamstress here at Birch Fabrics. I teach sewing lessons here, prepare blog tutorials and sew samples of Birch's line of organic cotton. And I am here today to talk to you about sewing. So let's talk about jersey. Jersey is a little different than your regular quilting cotton because instead of being woven it's a knit. It's fabulous because it has a lot of stretch and a lot of movement. The best use of jersey is clothing; it's great, it has a lot of mobility, you can move and it stretches. It's great for kids clothing and you can use it for other different types of projects, who am I to tell you not to? To sew with jersey is a little trickier and you definitely want to take some time to practice. You can use your regular sewing machine with it but you will use a zigzag stitch instead of a straight stitch because a zigzag will stretch with the fabric. You can also use an Overlock machine and that makes working with jersey a breeze.