FRENCH TERRY sometimes abbreviated FT, is smooth on one side and has tiny, soft loops on the wrong side. It is NOT like a towel (which is terry cloth). Most has good drape and good stretch. There are several kinds of FT. -Poly Cotton French Terry is a medium weight fabric. It has cotton in it, so it does have some ‘body’ to it. You’re going to find that it has a little more stability and thickness to it.
-Brushed French Terry is typically a poly rayon spandex blend and a little thicker with a ‘squishy’ cuddling quality to it. It’s smooth and soft on one side and has soft loops on the opposite. The loops have been brushed to give it a fuzzy feel. Great for all the same things you would use french terry for but give you that extra cuddle feel.
-RSL French Terry is typically a Poly Rayon Spandex blend, but instead of the design being printed on the smooth side, it is on the loops side. It gives this fabric a lovely interesting texture to it.
-Baby French Terry: Baby french terry has smaller loops on the back, which makes this french terry a little more light weight in feel. It has excellent drape and is perfect for summer projects and layer pieces.
-Triblend French Terry: This french terry has an almost “heathered” look to it. Most blends will be a mixture of cotton, poly, and rayon with a touch of spandex sometimes. The cotton in it gives it some stability and ‘body’,
What you can make with FT: Cardigans, hoodies, sweatshirts, joggers, loose fitting ‘palazo’ style pants, dresses, long sleeve tops.