French terry fabric (also known as Loop Back Jersey or Summer Sweatshirt) is a medium weight knitted fabric very similar to jersey. It has a smooth soft surface on one side, and looped texture on the back. French terry is a soft and comfortable fabric to wear any day of the year. It is slightly heavier than the standard cotton jersey, yet lighter than most sweatshirts. French terry works well by itself or as a layering piece. Think tops, dresses, shorts, cardigans, hoodies and baby leggings. French terry is considered an easy knit variety to sew with, perfect for beginners.