Denim is cool. Simple it always looks good* Dress your denim skirt up for work or wear slouchy jeans for play, double denim is even acceptable these days (denim shirt and jeans)

Sewing with denim is great as it has loads of body so is easy to sew with, though it can be tough on your machine, make sure you use a strong needle and your machine can handle it if you are going through lots of layers.

There are loads of patterns out there that look amazing in denim, did you see my denim Anna? Colette Ginger skirt looks great in denim, see Tilly’s here.  And the Sewaholic Hollyburn looks great in dark denim. The Little Tailoress has made some lovely dark skinnies.
Need more ideas? I have made up a denim fabric inspiration board on pinterest for you

I am giving away 2 metres of the amazing soft washed denim in blue
simply tell me what you would make out of it in the comments below.
Winner will be selected at random on the 19th January.
Here are some of the great denim dressmaking fabrics we have in stock
Jegging jersey
Barkweave stretch denim

soft washed denim light blue
Happy sewing xxx

*Unless it is couples doing a double double denim in matching outfits aka Britney and Justin or Katy!


  1. Vicki Kate says:

    Ooh, how fabulous! I think I'd have to go for Tilly's Miette. Simply because I'm about to have a small person and that skirt has epic pockets and an adjustable waistband so would be great whilst my body adjusts. Failing that it may have to be a denim shirt… I'm not brave enough to do double denim though!!

  2. Eirini says:

    I think this fabric would be perfect for a pair of Wyome Boyfriends Jeans, by Named patterns. I also have my eyes on Ginger Jeans but in a darker colour and a stiffer fabric.Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Anne says:

    Thank you. I absolutely love the shade of blue in your giveaway. I made my daughter a denim Cynthia Rowley dress with complicated tucks and pleats. She was dead set on denim; my fabric was sold to me as light weight, but no way was it. I struggled when there were multiple layers. So, as I don't think 2 metres is enough for a pinafore dress for me, I'd remake the Cynthia Rowley dress.

  4. Nykie D says:

    I'd make some Named Jamie Jeans. I've had the pattern for ages and just not found the right denim – this soft denim has me thinking it could be it!

  5. Kestrel says:

    My wardrobe is crying out for a denim skirt – A-line with pockets and mustard top-stitching. Or a shift/pinafore dress. I have the perfect 70s/80s patterns for either

  6. Sarah Reid says:

    I would love to use this gorgeous soft denim to make a short(ish) flippy skirt. Don't have a pattern just yet – but now I've been inspired to go looking for one! Great competition, thanks 🙂

  7. Amy Bates says:

    I have been wanting to make an April Rhodes staple dress in denim with the shirring done in a brightly coloured thread for a while now. With a holiday coming up I may have to give it a go!

  8. Cloche hats says:

    Thank you for the material. I'd make my sister a denim shirt from a great Vogue pattern I have. She needs some spoiling as she's had a hard time over the last couple of years and is always so cheerful and kind.

  9. Claire Cooper says:

    I would make Sewaholic Thurlow trousers. I've yet to find a well fitting pair off trousers and I haven't braved the sewing of a pair since the early 90s and then they were crepe de chine baggies. I need some me made trousers in my wardrobe

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