Denim varies in colour, weight and elasticity. It is a plain weave fabric that is woven with a coloured yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft, it is constructed by passing the warp thread over two threads in the weft before going under one, this produces the well known denim texture and look. On each denim listing you will find the weight of the denim which will give you an idea of how heavy the denim is. Some of the denims may be blended with alternative fibres such as polyester and spandex, this sometimes results in a denim that has a slight stretch.
Corduroy is a cut-pile fabric and is described using the term wales. Wales are the raised ridges that run vertically down the fabric. The higher the number the more ridges that will fit into one inch of fabric. Corduroy is a heavy fabric, and like denim it sometimes is blended with spandex to give it a slight stretch. Corduroy is perfect for skirt, pinafore and trouser making.
Canvas fabrics are plain weave fabrics that has a substantial weight to them. They are perfect for bag making, and can be used to make a structured skirt, jacket or pinafore.
Chambray is similar to denim because it is a plain weave fabric woven with a coloured yarn in the warp and white yarn in the weft. However, unlike denim the warp and weft threads alternate one over the other. Chambray like denim varies in weight and colour so make sure you check each individual listing.
Cotton Twill is a cotton fabric with a diagonal parallel rib pattern, perfect for sewing structured trousers, pinafore dress or for sewing a coat.
Our denim, canvas, chambray & cotton twill fabrics are sold in 0.5m increments.