Corduroy fabric is a durable fabric that features an evenly spaced, vertical striped pattern of soft, raised piles throughout the fabric. First woven in a plain weave style, the piles displayed on Corduroy fabric are next woven into the base of the fabric, then further cut to create cords. These cords, also known as wales, are evenly spaced and can be made to various widths, which results in different types of Corduroy fabric.
The size and number of wales per square inch determine the type of Corduroy fabric. Any Corduroy fabric that displays 8-13 wales per square inch is said to be a Standard Corduroy. Additionally, Corduroys that feature wide wales, 1-6 times per square inch are known as Elephant Corduroys while ones that feature thin wales, up to 21 times per square inch are known as Pinwheel Corduroy.
Corduroy fabric can be made or blended from various fibers such as cotton, wool, polyester, or spandex which makes Stretch Corduroy fabric. These fabrics are thick, medium to heavy in weight, and have a full, stiff drape when they are hung. Furthermore, Corduroy fabrics can be dyed in vibrant colors and feature intricate printed patterns.
Use Corduroy fabric to sew a variety of stylish apparel and decors. Create workwear, pants, overalls, jackets, uniforms, and other garments with Corduroy fabric. Alternatively use Corduroy fabric to upholster or repair furniture, and make pillows, wallets, and handbags.
Corduroy fabric is sold online at wholesale prices whether by the yard or in bulk by the roll. Shop Corduroy fabric today!