Corduroy is a timeless and elegant fabric that adds a touch of sophistication to your creations. With its unique texture and distinctive ribs, corduroy (or ribbed velvet) is an ideal choice for those seeking a vintage look or wishing to add an extra dimension to their style.
Our corduroy collection offers a variety of colors and styles to suit all tastes and inspirations. Whether you're looking for wide or narrow ribs, bright colors or more subdued tones, you'll find the corduroy that matches your creative vision at My Little Coupon.
What is corduroy?
Corduroy, also known as needlecord or 1000 stripes, is a fabric distinguished by its fine ribs or parallel grooves on its surface. These ribs give the fabric a unique texture and a distinctive look. Corduroy is made from cotton fibers, polyester, or a blend of both, and is known for its durability and resistance.
History of corduroy:
Corduroy has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. It was originally used for the work clothes of peasants and workers due to its robustness and wear resistance.
Over time, it became popular among the upper classes and was used to create more elegant and refined garments.
Characteristics of corduroy:
Corduroy is both a comfortable and durable fabric. It typically consists of wide or narrow ribs, measured in stripes per inch (the number of ribs per inch).
Corduroy can have a composition of cotton, polyester, or a mix of both, offering different feels to the touch. Regarding the weight, it can vary according to the fabric's specifications, offering lighter or heavier options for different projects.
Uses of corduroy:
Corduroy is versatile and can be used for a variety of creations. It is often used to make garments such as jackets, trousers, dresses, skirts, and suits. Its ribbed texture gives it an interesting appearance and a vintage look, perfect for retro outfits and nostalgic styles. Corduroy is also used in upholstery projects, such as cushions, chair covers, blankets, and curtains, adding a touch of comfort and elegance to your interior.
Needlecord is a specific type of corduroy characterized by its very fine and tight ribs. The ribs are so numerous that there can be up to 500 or 1000 stripes per inch, hence its name.
Needlecord offers a smoother texture and a more delicate touch than traditional corduroy. It is often used to create finer garments and high-fashion pieces.
Wide-wale corduroy fabric:
Wide-wale corduroy fabric generally has a very plush and soft touch. They have few stripes, unlike the models mentioned above. It is ideal for making skirts, trousers, jackets, and generally, all winter clothing.
Also very robust, wide-wale corduroy fabric will be suitable for decoration and furnishing! For example, to cover vintage seats.
Sewing tips for corduroy:
When working with corduroy, some sewing tips can help you achieve impeccable results.
It is recommended to use a suitable needle, such as a needle for thick fabrics, to prevent the ribs from being crushed during sewing.
Use fine pins to mark points and avoid leaving visible holes in the fabric. When assembling pieces, make sure to match the ribs for a harmonious finish.
For hems, you can use a double-fold technique to prevent the ribs from fraying. Regarding the care of corduroy, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer's specific instructions.
In general, hand washing or machine washing at low temperature is recommended, with similar colors. Avoid machine drying and prefer air drying or low-temperature ironing, using a thin cloth between the iron and the corduroy to avoid flattening it.
Explore our corduroy collection and unleash your creativity. Whether you want to create elegant garments, trendy accessories, or unique furnishing pieces, corduroy is a versatile and timeless choice that will add a touch of sophistication to your creations.