As you know, denim is incredibly popular for making jeans. With that being said, because denim is such a sturdy and durable fabric, it can be used to make a variety of other clothing, home decor, accessories and other pieces as well.
Denim is made with a twill weave, which is what differentiates it from chambray, which is made using a plain weave. The twill weave makes denim thicker, sturdier, and more durable than other fabrics.
With denim, you want something that is high-quality as you’re probably looking for something that’s incredibly durable. We’ve tested out countless denim fabrics and have compiled a list down below of our favorite, high-quality denim.
This Chicago Canvas Denim is absolutely one of our favorite denim fabrics we have tried. It’s in a lovely dark navy color and is incredibly sturdy which makes it amazing for jeans. For being so durable, you wouldn’t think that it would be as soft as it is through. Somehow they created this fabric to be sturdy, heavy-duty yet soft and easy to work with.
You can use this denim to create a variety of different products such as home decor, clothing, backpacks and more. With this product being so versatile and of excellent quality, it’s a great overall denim for any sewing project and therefore earns the number 1 spot for best denim fabric!
This fabric from Robert Kaufman is 100% cotton and in a gorgeous indigo wash color. It’s incredibly soft and breathable, but also extremely durable as well. It’s perfect for making your own jeans or denim jacket.
This particular fabric is 50” wide and sold by the yard or cut to order. It’s easy to care for as it’s machine washable in cold water and tumble dry in the low setting. Overall, it seems like the majority of customers were quite thrilled with this fabric and said that it was of great quality.
If you’re looking for a white denim, this fabric from James Thompson & Co is perfect! It’s a brilliant white color that really stands out in a pair of jeans or on a backpack. It’s made from 100% cotton and is extremely durable and breathable at the same time.
It’s easy to maintain and care for with machine washing in cold water and tumble dry it on low setting. It’s sold by the yard or cut to order so you can get the perfect amount of fabric for your next sewing project.
There were a couple of reviews that complained about the denim shrinking a little bit, but this shouldn’t be the case if you follow the care instructions exactly.
This black denim fabric from AD Fabric is made up of 98% cotton and 2% spandex making it a slight stretchy denim fabric. It’s medium weight so it feels like high-quality fabric with still being breathable.
This fabric comes pre-cut in 1-yard increments and is 58” wide. It’s absolutely great when making jeans, jackets, handbags, or anything of the sort. If you’re in the market for a black denim, this is definitely a great option!