Heavyweight Denim Fabric
Our Noice Jeans are here, and today we're talking about fabric and places you can shop fabric!
The Noice Jeans
The Noice Jeans are the perfect non-stretch jeans with an ultra-high rise.
View A is the Muna and Broad take on the Mum/Mom jean silhouette. The fit is roomy through the hip and thigh, and gently tapers to the ankle. View B is a wide leg style with a deep hem.
These non-stretch jeans are specifically designed for rigid denim with a fit that maintains comfort, even with the heaviest weight fabric.
Fabrics and Zips
This pattern is designed to be sewn with heavyweight, non-stretch fabric at least 10oz/340gsm. We suggest heavyweight rigid denim, bull denim, heavyweight canvas, or non-stretch corduroy. 12oz fabric would be what we'd recommend first, but 10oz will be suitable.
Fabric Requirements (both views)
• 2.3m/2.5yds (150cm/60” wide)
• 0.5m/0.6yds (150cm/60” wide)
• 2.7m/3yds(150cm/60” wide)
• 0.6m/0.7yds (150cm/60” wide)
1, metal Jeans zipper (YKK #5 or equivalent)
• Sizes A-E: 8” (20cm) - you may need to shorten a zipper
• Sizes F-J: 9” (23cm)
• Sizes K-M: 11” (28cm)
(Wawak (Canada & USA) Blackbird (Canada), Macculough Wallace (UK), Jaycotts (UK) and YKK all stock jeans zips in these lengths).
Since these are jeans, you'll also need a jeans button, topstitching thread, rivets (optional) and a jeans patch (also optional). Leila found great hardware at CitronJeans on Etsy.
Where to shop 10oz+ fabric
In the USA and Canada
Cloth Story in the USA seems to specialise in bottom-weight fabrics. They have a nice selection of heavy-weight denims, 12oz bull denim
Spool and Spindle in the USA have a selection of denims, including a heavy-weight black denim.
Big Duck Canvas in the USA has a 10 and 12 oz cotton canvas, 12 oz bull denim, and various heavyweight cotton ducks
Mood Designer Fabrics in the USA has a wide variety of denim, but list many weights in GSM, not oz. You'll want to look for fabrics above 300gsm.
Stop Stitch Sew shop in the USA has a limited selection of heavyweight denims but they do have a lovely 11oz natural coloured denim and a 14oz olive Cone Mills denim
Fabric Depot in the USA has a large selection of heavyweight denims.
In Aus, NZ, Oceania
Bastine is the fabric shop associated with Hemp Fortex. They have two heavy-weight hemp and cotton denim fabrics, and heavyweight canvas options.
Mrecht Fabrics in Australia stocks some 12oz denim
Rainbow Fabrics in Australia has one 14oz light grey denim for a super-heavyweight
Potter and Co in Australia has several denims over 340gsm
Miss Maude in New Zealand has a selection of non-stretch denims over 10oz
The Fabric Store in New Zealand has one suitable denim in stock
Maai Design in Australia often stocks a variety of Cone Mills denim.
In the UK and Europe
Croft Mills in the UK has a decent collection of denims of different weights (including an unbleached heavy-weight bull denim)
Fabrics Galore in the UK has a couple of 12oz denim options, including a light denim which would be perfect for Mum jeans!
Yorkshire Fabrics in the UK have a selection of heavy-weight 12oz moleskin fabrics, they also have a Blue and White Candy Stripe Cotton Denim which is 11oz
Stoff & Stil in the EU have a couple of 10oz denims and this 11.5oz denim.
Minerva in the UK have denims and bull denims over 10oz