Denim fabrics come in many shades and weights – and this robust dark blue denim fabric is definitely at the ‘serious’ end of the spectrum. It’ll be perfect for casual garments including jeans and jackets, that will be required to withstand heavier wear.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a 100% cotton fabric with a distinctive twill weave. The dark navy blue colour is solid on the right side, and shows in alternate weave rows on the reverse, as would be expected in a denim fabric. At 480g (17oz) per square metre, this is very definitely a heavy-weight denim.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our dark blue denim fabric is a is closely-woven and feels smooth but robust to the touch. It will be smooth but comparatively stiff next to the skin but soften through wear and laundering.
How does this fabric move?
This is a very stable yet pliable fabric with a very firm structure that means it will hold a shape. You can see how it moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The colour, weight and close weave of this fabric mean that it has excellent opacity for its weight. Trousers and jackets won’t require a lining; traditionally denim garments have finished seams on the inside and show the reverse of the fabric.
What can I make with this fabric?
This is a classic heavier denim fabric and as such you’ll probably be looking for a suitable jeans or jacket fabric. The Men’s ‘Fulford’ Jeans from Thread Theory suggest a ‘rugged’ denim and this robust dark blue denim fabric would be up for the job we think.
As a plant-based fibre, cotton is a natural product that can be grown easily. Cotton garments tend to be strong and durable and can be recycled. However current production levels of cotton will be increasingly difficult to sustain, especially when chemicals and large amounts of water are used to process cotton fabrics.
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Machine wash separately at 40º. This process will remove excess dye.
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. Further dye may continue to be lost as is traditional with indigo-dyed denim; do not wash with lighter-coloured garments. See our Fabric care pages for more information.