This rich indigo blue Tencel twill fabric is a colourway of a cloth that has become a modern classic. Inherent in any Tencel fabric is an unparalleled softness coupled with a graceful fall and a muted lustre. The twill weave of this fabric enhance its drape and the slightly sandwashed finish brings a relaxed subtlety to the colour. The shade of blue here is a deep indigo blue – but stopping short of a navy blue. It’s muted very slightly due partly to the subtlety of the fabric finish and in part to the considered dye colour. This is a shade to pair with lemon yellow or crisp whites for a spring feel – as well as pastels or chartreuse for a pop of colour.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our indigo blue Tencel twill fabric is a 100% Tencel fabric. It’s a medium weight dress fabric (210 gsm) with a closely-woven twill weave; slightly more accentuated on the right side. Tencel fabrics are manufactured from plant-based cellulose using a closed-loop production method in which water is recycled and waste is kept to a minimum. They’re breathable fabrics and resist fading.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This indigo blue Tencel twill fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, you may need a half-slip or lining to enable this fabric to move against your body. A dress or skirt may reveal a faint silhouette when backed by sunlight, but not obviously so.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our indigo blue Tencel twill fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and dresses. Loosely-fitted trousers will also be an option, as will warmer-weather jumpsuits. We think the drape of this fabric makes it perfect for the ‘Zadie’ Jumpsuit from Paper Theory patterns.
100% Tencel. This is a FAIRTRADE fabric, manufactured to OEKO-TEX Standard 100; guaranteed free of toxins.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.