Corduroy Fabric

Corduroy is a distinctly textured fabric characterized by its pattern of parallel lines or 'wales'. It stands apart in the crowd due to its unique construction that's reminiscent of a twill base yet with an added cut pile effect, providing a plush touch and robust durability. This versatile fabric lends itself beautifully to fashion projects such as tailored jackets, retro-inspired pants, and quirky overalls.

If you’re seeking alternatives to Corduroy, consider denim, velveteen, or moleskin for similar applications and tactile pleasure. Buy your corduroy fabric by the yard today and be a little more classic tomorrow!

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Corduroy is a distinctly textured fabric characterized by its pattern of parallel lines or 'wales'. It stands apart in the crowd due to its unique construction that's reminiscent of a twill base yet with an added cut pile effect, providing a plush touch and robust durability. This versatile fabric lends itself beautifully to fashion projects such as tailored jackets, retro-inspired pants, and quirky overalls.

If you’re seeking alternatives to Corduroy, consider denim, velveteen, or moleskin for similar applications and tactile pleasure. Buy your corduroy fabric by the yard today and be a little more classic tomorrow!

What is Corduroy?

Corduroy fabric is easily distinguished by its typical ‘cord’, or wale, the characteristic velvet ridges that run vertically on the fabric.

Categorized by the number of wales per inch, lower numbered wales are thicker and higher numbered wales are thinner.

What Projects are Best for Corduroy Fabric?

Corduroy fabric is very versatile and multifaceted - it is soft enough for comfortable shirts, skirts, and even stuffed animals, but it is also durable, making it an excellent material for jackets and trousers.

Is Corduroy Best for Summer or Winter?

Corduroy is a midweight fabric, perfect for layering. It is used across seasons, but most commonly during the fall and winter.

Is Corduroy Fabric a Cotton or a Wool?

Corduroy is a textured woven fabric, usually made from cotton or cotton-polyester blends. However, it can sometimes be made from wool. Typically, though, wool corduroys will not have as prominent ridges.

Advantages of Corduroy Fabric:

  • It is very durable and damage-resistant
  • Holds warmth well
  • The ribbed texture hides dirt and stains
  • It’s a very soft and comfortable fabric
  • Corduroy is easy to clean

How to Best Work with Corduroy Fabric:

  • As much as possible, sew along the ridges rather than against them
  • Keep the ridges as straight as possible when cutting
  • Don’t use too much pressure on the fabric, as corduroy can be crushed
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