Japanese Selvedge Denim sewing inspiration

We took stock this week of a range of absolutely delicious and unique dressmaking fabrics, including a bolt of black Japanese Selvedge Denim! Selvedge denim refers to a unique type of selvedge that is made by means of using one continuous cross-yarn (the weft), which is passed back and forth through the vertical warp beams. It has come to be associated with premium quality jeans, which show the finished edges from the loom rather than the overlocked edges that are shown on other jeans. You can see that edge in this picture!

Japanese Selvedge Denim

The denim we are currently stocking is more workwear than chambray, and is just right for jackets, skirts, jeans, vest, aprons, bags and more. To give you some ideas, I created a new pinboard: Selvedge Denim Sewing (and Wearing) Inspiration. We hope you have so much fun with this denim!

Sewing ideas for selvedge denim

 

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