Corduroy

Also: “Manchester”, “Cord”, “rib cord” or “rib velvet”

Corduroy is a strong cotton fabric with lengthwise relief pile ribbing (like cords) on it;  a ridged form of velvet.

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weave

 Twill weave.  Extra sets of weft fiber are woven into the base fabric  and when they are cut into pile they form vertical ridges called wales.

 

fiber

 Cotton or a cotton blend.

 

fabric face

 With straight raised cords on the surface. Piled. Very durable. Breathable and hearty.

 

Fabric design

 Often in solid colors, also with printed designs.

 

hand

 Sleek, soft (the closer the wales, the softer the fabric).

 

fabric drape

 -

 

fabric weight

Light- to midweight fabric

 

Sewing

Wash separately, iron on the reverse side.

 


 

match

Like poplin but leighter.

 

history

Corduroy was first produced in Manchester, England during the early 19th century.

 


 Best use for:

 

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 Casual trousers, jackets, shirts and vests, dresses and skirts, children’s clothing, uniforms.

 

Curtainsupholstery

Bedspreads, draperies, and upholstery

 

embroidery

Suites for embroidery.

 

 


 

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