Netting Fabric – A definitive Guide to this versatile Material

Netting Fabric

Netting fabric is any textile where the fused yarns are looped or knotted at their intersections which creates a breathable fabric for many and various end-uses. Netting fabric has always possessed the outstanding attribute of diverse utility. Netting has consistently been used in various applications throughout time, including in the commercial fishing industry and medical/ healthcare sector. The different weaving patterns, the weight and durability of the yarn, the chemical properties of the yarn, and the size of the holes (the gauge) all affect the different uses and kinds of netting fabric currently being used today. Often times, the yarn filaments of the netting are coated with wax or plastic which will add a performance variable to the intended use, such as making the netting waterproof, heavier and stronger.

One of the most obvious applications of netting fabric is anywhere and time where breath-ability is a necessity. The porous nature of netting allows for whatever contents are within the netting fabric to be exposed to air flow and, therefore, would provide a good deterrent to bacteria, mold and other such hygienic concerns.

Some more common uses and applications of netting fabric include:

  • Fabric insulation
  • Medical netting for cushion, protection and compression
  • Commercial fishing trawling lines
  • Camping tents
  • Luggage and transport bags and sacks
  • Hats and wearable accessories
  • Mosquito and insect barriers
Mesh colors
Netting fabric

Hex Mesh Netting Fabric

Our Hex Mesh netting fabric is ideal for use and utility in the making of pocket liners and laundry bags. With a medium crisp finish, a weight of 2.5 ounces per square yard, and made of 100% polyester warp knitted yarns, this is a fabric material utilized in a wide variety of containment needs.

Poly Mesh Fabric White
Hex Mesh White Netting Fabric

Laundry Bag Netting Fabric

Our laundry bag netting fabric is a 2.75 ounces per square yard material that is made from 100% polyester and has no coating. This knitted weave netting boasts a .25″ home size (gauge). Some of the many applications that can be crafted to durable end-uses include: bag pockets, shoe organizers, clam bags and aqua cultures/ fish netting, seat pockets, truck covers, decoy bags, debris nets and many countless athletic type bags!


Mesh Netting Fabric for Hats

Our mesh netting fabric for hats weighs 1.75 ounces per square yard and is crafted from 100% polyester warp knit yarns. It has a medium crisp finish, and is often used in crafting linings in wind pants, compression pants, bathing suit fronts, laundry bags, dust mops, wet mops, trucker and baseball caps, and can even be used as reinforcement during laminating. This is a very popular and often-used fabric netting mesh, and in many different applications!

Hat Mesh Fabric Royal Blue
Hat Mesh Fabric Royal Blue

Mosquito/ NoSeeUm Repellent Netting Fabric

Our mosquito and insect repelling netting fabric is an outstanding material that weighs .85 ounces per square yard. Very light weight and sheer, this weave has 1,054 holes per square inch! This is ideal to allow for the cooling passage of air and wind, but is small enough to deter and prevent any bug and pesky mosquito from passing through. The yarn is a 100% polyester 20D stabilized and has a tricot knit weave. This is another very popular fabric netting material used in tents as insect protection, in and around koi ponds, hunting camouflage, baby cribs, gardens and even as clothing. Sheer, lightweight and tightly woven, this material is extremely versatile!

NoSeeUm Mesh | Mosquito Repellent | White 54"

Vinyl coated mesh netting fabric

Our vinyl coated mesh netting fabric weighs a hefty 7.5 ounces per square yards, and is crafted from 1000 Denier yarn. There are 9 x 9 holes per square inch (81 squares per square inch). It is a 100% PVC (vinyl) coated polyester scrim. This strong material is often used as a landscape tarp, truck tarp, weed barrier, liners, tennis court dividers, privacy screens, debris nets, wet mops and many more end-uses! The color variations and range are nearly unrivaled.

Vinyl Coated Mesh Light Blue
Vinyl Coated Mesh Light Blue

As is evidenced, this netting comes in many different weights, finishes, gauges, colors, and material types. It is a fascinating textile that can be utilized in so many wide-ranging ways. We hope that you have learned a little bit about this textile type from this feature, but if you have any questions, please email us at, or call us at 404-514-7166. If you are looking for creative ways to utilize and craft with netting material, click thru here.