Serge

Serge is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides.

Serge fabric main

 

weave

 2/2 right hand twill weave (two-up, two-down weave); worsted yarns.

 

fiber

 Silk or wool , and blends, including cotton, rayon, silk or manufactured fibers.

 

fabric face

Textural, with striking twill ribbing and slightly lustrous. The back shows the same twill line only in reverse.

 

Fabric design

In a one-colour (silk and wool) or melange; often dyed navy blue.

 

hand

 Stiff, somewhat sharp to the touch.

 

fabric drape

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fabric weight

Various weights.

 

Sewing

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match

Denim is a cotton fabric with a similar weave.

 

history

The name is derived from Latin serica, meaning “silken”.

 


 Best use for:

 

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Dresses, suits, trousers and skirts, military uniforms, great coats and trench coats.

 

 

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Silk serge is used for linings.

 


 

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