Denim is a twill weave fabric that is woven with a coloured yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft, it is constructed by passing the warp thread over two threads in the weft before going under one, this produces the well known denim texture and look. Denim fabric varies in texture and weight, each denim fabric on our website provides the weight information which will give you an idea of how heavy the denim is. Some of the denims may be blended with alternative fibres such as polyester and spandex, this sometimes results in a denim that has a slight stretch.
It is important to treat your denim before you begin your project as the tradional indigo dye used when producing denim can run on the first few washes and leave lines in the fabric. Tips for avoiding this include soaking the denim in cold water first to help set the dye, removing it from the washing machine as quickly as possible to avoid dye settling in any of the folds and smooth the fabric as much as possible while still wet.