Denim decorative fabric will len
The feel of denim evokes to some the image of cowboys in the
Wild West. To others denim brings back memories from their coming of age in the
1950's. And yet for some denim represents the working class. No matter what its
sight brings up in your mind, there is no doubt that the timeless style of denim
and its rugged durability will ensure that it never goes out of style.
We have denim available in a variety of colors, including
prints. With these fabrics you can make jackets, jeans and other garments, or
accessories such as pocketbooks or purses.
Our denims are ideal for upholstery since they are durable
and wear well. Why not try some denim to upholster a couch or sofa? Denim is a
great match for den or family room furniture.
Denim decorative fabric will lend a bit of attitude to your
home décor. Although denim has been in use for since the 18th century, it wasn't
until the 1930's that clothes made from denim became more popular for everyday
Then, during the 1950's it came to identify a certain
disaffected subculture, typified by the likes of James Dean. Many public schools
during this time banned the use of denim jeans, but this only increased their
allure. Since then, denim has been experimented with endlessly and yet it never
loses its popularity.
We have discount denim fabric available in a variety of
colors and prints. With these fabrics you can make jackets, jeans and other
garments, or accessories such as pocketbooks or purses. Other uses for denim
include draperies, decorative pillows, slipcovers and tablecloths.
Nevertheless, to keep your denim fabrics timeless, it is
important to care for them properly.
Washing Tips for Denim
To prevent the colors from bleeding one into the other, it is
best to wash your denim separately the first time around. Before washing your
denim garments turn them inside out to slow fading. Wash your denim in cold to
warm water. Hot water fades colors faster and breaks down fibers more quickly.
Avoid detergents containing bleach for the same reasons.
Drying Your Denim Fabrics
To best preserve the color and condition of your denim
fabrics, allow them to air dry after washing. If you must machine dry them, use
the medium tumble-dry setting. Be aware, however, that machine drying your denim
will eventually cause fading and tearing. Remove the garments while still damp
and allow them to finish drying flat over a white cotton towel. To iron your
denim, use the cotton setting on a warm iron while it is still damp.
Dry cleaning will also help to conserve the original color
and condition of your denim garments. Nevertheless, over time dry cleaning may
cause cotton to yellow.
Storing Your Denim Fabrics
Avoid storing your denim fabrics in attics or basements;
these places tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats
to your denim. The best location in your home for denim storage is a cool, dry
room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to
prevent mold growth.
Denim can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags,
cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar
closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your jeans and
other denim fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed in the storage