7.5oz True Blue£9.75/metre
Medium weight very blue denim. 7.5oz/210gsm. 148cm wide. 100% cotton, no stretch.
This denim has a shrinkage of 1.6% across the width (selvedge to selvedge). Therefore this will become approximately 145.5cm’s wide.
This is quite a soft denim that would be suitable for lots of dressmaking projects including dresses with some structure as well as trousers and jeans.
7.5oz denim is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Curlew, Strides, and Haremere.
We recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:
- Wash your denim on its own for the first wash.
- If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help.
- For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
- If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.
- Do not tumble dry.
When you have made the garment we would recommend washing it inside out.