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Wales of Wonder: Unraveling the Magic of Corduroy

Wales of Wonder: Unraveling the Magic of Corduroy

It's time to fess up to our latest crush. Corduroy. There is no escaping the luxe beauty in our newest range which is perfect for so many cooler weather projects. 

Corduroy has been around for longer than you might think so read on as we explore its heritage, delve into its craftsmanship, and inspire you with ideas that will bring your corduroy creations to life.


History of Corduroy

Corduroy's rich history traces back to ancient Egypt where a similar fabric called "fustian" was first created. However, it gained prominence in 18th century England, becoming a beloved textile for its unique ribbed texture and durability.

Crafted from cotton or cotton blends, the manufacturing process of corduroy involves weaving the base fabric with additional yarns that are then cut to form the characteristic ribs or wales. The cut fibres are brushed and raised, creating the soft, velvety texture that corduroy is renowned for. This intricate process results in a fabric that not only looks stylish but also provides exceptional comfort and long-lasting wear.

Corduroy has long been a feature in the world of fashion, gaining popularity as a versatile and fashionable fabric over the years. Today, corduroy continues to be celebrated for its unique texture and timeless appeal, making it a staple choice for fashion enthusiasts seeking a touch of elegance and individuality.


Corduroy Collection

At Harmer and Huff, we pride ourselves on offering sustainable choices, and our corduroy range is no exception. We offer a diverse range of corduroy fabrics that prioritise both sustainability and quality. Our collection features organic cotton options, crafted from fibres grown without harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. All of our corduroy offerings are Oeko-Tex certified ensuring that the fabric meets stringent ecological and social criteria, promoting a safe and responsible choice.

Our range includes a variety of wale options, including 21 Wale Pin Cord, 8 Wale, and 4.5 Wale options, allowing you to choose the perfect rib size for your desired project.

If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, we have curated a selection of pattern pairings that beautifully complement these textured wonders. Whether you envision a cozy corduroy jacket or a chic corduroy skirt, we hope our patterns will inspire you to bring your vision to life. From classic silhouettes to modern designs, our pattern collection seamlessly integrates with our corduroy range, allowing you to create the perfect garment, just for you!


21 Wale Corduroy


Our premium 21 Wale cotton corduroy is perfect for autumn and winter creations. This fabric boasts a fine structure and is made with 2% spandex, offering a comfortable stretch, making it ideal for pants, dungarees/overalls, structured dresses, skirts, and jackets. 


Pattern Pairings


8 Wale Corduroy

For bottom weight projects, our 8 Wale corduroy is the perfect choice. Its sturdy construction makes it suitable for pants and jackets, adding a touch of texture to your creations.

Pattern Pairings


4.5 Wale Corduroy

If you're looking for a chunkier effect, our jumbo 4.5 Wale corduroy is ideal. This corduroy option adds a bold and distinctive element to bottom weight projects and jackets, perfect for those seeking a standout design.

Pattern Pairings



Got a Corduroy Crush Too?

Corduroy stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of timeless fabrics in the ever-evolving world of fashion and design. We hope this blog post has inspired you to embrace the gorgeousness of corduroy.

Now, it's your turn! We can't wait to see the incredible projects you create with corduroy. Don't forget to share your creations with us by tagging @harmerandhuff on Instagram.

Happy sewing!

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