Thursday, December 20, 2012
Vintage Corduroy Fabric
This week's post is about vintage corduroy fabrics. Although corduroy is generally thought of as a winter clothing fabric, its a fabulous year-round textile for quilts, bags, and other accessories.
I find it very easy to sew and love to pair it with similar weight fabrics such as barkcloth, wool tweeds, and printed and cut velvets.
I remember corduroy being very popular in the 1970's, and had a well-loved pair of orange corduroy gauchos when I was a kid. :) This cute Penn-Dutch print was likely produced around that same time.
It is a great match with the solid teal, as are several other fabrics. The bright Fairy tale barkcloth is just begging to be paired up with it!
I also have a couple vintage linen towels that pair well with the solids.
Not sure yet what project these combos will be used for. But what about you? Have you worked with this sturdy, versitile fabric? Any other fans of corduroy out there?
There's a lot of nasty weather across the country this week, stay safe everyone!