Denim, the fabric for all fashion cases! Whether as a casual denim skirt, casual denim jacket or classic jeans - the cool fabric accompanies you in all life situations, and it's easy to sew as stable woven fabric made from cotton and sometimes a little spandex. Read on to see our denim sewing guide as well as pattern recommendations...
Cutting: It is essential to wash denim fabrics before cutting, because like all cotton fabrics they shrink to a greater or lesser extent depending on the finish (finishing). And: Dark denim fabrics can bleed heavily when washed for the first time, so always wash them separately! So that the fabric edges do not fray during washing, overcast beforehand. We also recommend folding the fabric in half (right side inside) and sewing the edges together with large stitches. Pressing: Iron denim fabrics made of pure cotton with the iron setting 2 to 3 points, preferably with steam. Be careful with elastic denim fabrics. They can only tolerate a lower ironing temperature (maximum 2 points). Test on a piece of fabric beforehand. Sewing: For thick denim, there are special jeans needles with an extremely stable but also slim point in size 90 and 100. These needles pierce several layers of fabric without any problems (help an older machine by turning the handwheel). For thinner, light jeans qualities, 70s or 80s universal needles are sufficient. The stitch length depends on the quality of the fabric. As a rule of thumb: for fine denim fabrics sew a small stitch length (approx. 2 mm stitch length), coarse, firm fabrics with approx. Important: Use universal polyester thread for seams. The typical jeans quilting works optimally with the somewhat thicker quilting or repair thread.
DENIM AND BOOTS
The classic jeans dress – also top choice for spring: contrasting topstitching, metal buttons, and details such as the applied breast pocket all add up to a timeless dress.
MATCHING MOMMY AND ME
A tunic in denim? Why not, when the fabric is lightweight – and has a pretty embroidered pattern as well. The gathers at the top of the wide sleeves and the panel seams at the front give the model an airy feeling. Cut straight with cropped legs, these classical jeans with applied back pockets create a fabulous figure for this denim on denim look. Then what a cute matching look – the wrap dress with narrow, extra-long ties at the waist. On cool days it’s perfect with thick tights and a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath.
Cooler than a blouse, more sophisticated than a top: The waistcoat with epaulettes, large bellows pockets, and a tied belt looks good when worn alone – or over a roll-neck in the transition season.
JEANS TO JUMPSUIT
Has an ultra-nonchalant fit – and sewing it is just as relaxing: The jumpsuit made from softly draping denim not only has an eye-catching wrap effect. The elastic waistband creates very interesting gathers as well.
DENIM SUN DAYS
Proof that dresses made from denim can also be feminine – thanks to the frill that decorates the (back) neckline and a deep back pleat that adds movement to the model. The loose fit also makes it perfect for throwing over your swimsuit for a stroll on the boardwalk.
DENIM ON THE GO!
A jeans dress update: the model made of flattering blouse-weight denim doesn’t need any buttons. It features a feminine neckline and applied pockets.