Japanese Selvedge Denim 10.8 oz Blue

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A wonderful addition to our Japanese selvedge range, soft denim in a gorgeous mid-range of antique blue featuring the classic red selvedge. This is a perfectly manageable weight for sewing on a domestic sewing machine. I can see trousers or jeans made in this, or jackets and structured shirts. There are many dark indigo denims around but I chose this for its gorgeous summery shade. I love the colour, it has a classic 'Wrangler' American vintage blue feel. Very soft and pliable I think will mould beautifully as you wear it.

Japanese selvedge denim is woven using old vintage shuttle looms operated by highly skilled craftspeople and takes much longer to make than denim made on modern machines. A great deal of patience and precision goes into every section of the denim as it is formed. The finish is far superior and this one is smooth whilst sturdy, with a weight of 12.6 oz. The structure is buttery soft to handle and will be delicious to sew with. Textures can be formed in this style of denim production, I've seen so many variations - it is mind-blowing - it's all down to the 'hands-on' approach and attention to detail by the Japanese experts.

A detail unique to the process is the threads. They are naturally dyed before looming begins, so form that old-school denim weave with such gorgeous depth and tone that the overall appearance is quite different. Narrow width is a traditional characteristic of the old looms but they do produce the perfect selvedge edges with no fraying.

A note on care and laundering this fabric - the factory notes 0-3% possible shrinkage. I had a chat with my denim supplier who advised against pre-washing prior to sewing, as it would wash out the starch making it less easy to sew with. In fact, would you even ever wash it?!! There is nothing worse than spending time and energy on a garment with the fear of shrinking afterwards, so I did my own wash test. I cold soaked a 15cm square piece and I found no shrinkage but please err on the side of caution - adding a little allowance within your pattern is advised. 


Please note: To avoid creasing and to keep this fabric in pristine condition this denim will be delivered to you rolled in a poster-style tube 


100% cotton Made in Japan

81 cm wide  

13 oz weight

Cold wash on delicate, lowest spin setting, or hand wash, dry flat, do not wring


Flat rate shipping - both UK and International.

Same price regardless of weight or quantity.
• UK - Royal Mail Tracked - 2 to 4 Working Days £5.95
•  Europe - EU - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £14.95 
• Worldwide - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £19.95 
Please note you may have to pay your country's tax or duties, this is not the responsibility of Faberwood.