Cords

Cords

Corduroy, or cord, fabric is immediately recognizable by its ribbed appearance, which is down to the type of parallel weave.

This results in raised ribs, or wales, that run lengthwise. Corduroy can be made from cotton, rayon or other fabrics, and can come in different weights. Wide ribbed corduroy is known as wide wale, and narrow ribs are called pin wale corduroy.

At Spotlight, we stock both wide wale and pin wale cords, as well as stretch corduroy, in a range of different colours in both plain and patterned varieties, ideal for making trousers, jackets, dresses, bags and more.

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  • Pinwale Cord

    Pinwale Cord

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate the stunning Pinwale Cord for a creative touch.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Husky Plain Pinwale Cord

    Husky Plain Pinwale Cord

    The Husky Plain Pinwale Cord will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Husky Plain Pinwale Cord

    Husky Plain Pinwale Cord

    Add this remarkable woven fabric Husky Plain Pinwale Cord to your sew projects and let it make a simple yet powerful statement!

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Arctic Widewale Cord

    Arctic Widewale Cord

    The Arctic Widewale Cord will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre



  • Husky Pinwale Cord

    Husky Pinwale Cord

    The Husky Pinwale Cord will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Widewale Corduroy

    Widewale Corduroy

    The Widewale Corduroy is versatile and the perfect addition to your next sewing, quilting or embroidery project that requires a touch of creativity.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Arctic Widewale Cord

    Arctic Widewale Cord

    Arctic Widewale Cord will add a creative touch to your next sewing or craft project.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Fox & Friends Pinwale Cord

    Fox & Friends Pinwale Cord

    Add this remarkable woven fabric Fox & Friends Pinwale Cord to your sew projects and let it shine in natures path!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre



  • Fox Faces Pinwale Cord

    Fox Faces Pinwale Cord

    Add this remarkable woven fabric Fox Faces Pinwale Cord to your sew projects and let it shine in natures path!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Daisies Pinwale Cord

    Daisies Pinwale Cord

    Add this remarkable woven fabric Daisies Pinwale Cord to your sew projects and let it shine in natures path!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Rosette Pinwale Cord

    Rosette Pinwale Cord

    Chic and vibrant, the Rosette Pinwale Cord will add a fresh appeal to your creations, enhancing your designs to a whole new level.

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Forest Pinwale Cord

    Forest Pinwale Cord

    Fun and bright, the Forest Pinwale Cord will add a fresh appeal to your creations, enhancing your designs to a whole new level.

    Reg: $19.99 per metre



  • Foxy Pinwale Cord

    Foxy Pinwale Cord

    Fun and bright, the Foxy Pinwale Cord will add a fresh appeal to your creations, enhancing your designs to a whole new level.

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Bear Heads Pinwale Cord

    Bear Heads Pinwale Cord

    Fun and bright, the Bear Heads Pinwale Cord will add a fresh appeal to your creations, enhancing your designs to a whole new level.

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Husky Pinwale Cord

    Husky Pinwale Cord

    Add in a more husky sense and delight with this 100% cotton Husky Pinwale Cord!

    Reg: $14.99 per metre


  • Arctic Wide Wale Cord

    Arctic Wide Wale Cord

    Add more comfort factor to your sew projects with this marvellous and made from 100% cotton Arctic Wide Wale Cord! Colours that will suit any of your ideas, beautify and add more design to your projects.

    Reg: $14.99 per metre



  • Printed Pinwale Clouds Cord

    Printed Pinwale Clouds Cord

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate this stunning Printed Pinwale Clouds Cord, definitely with in the clouds design and delight!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Printed Pinwale Heads Cord

    Printed Pinwale Heads Cord

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate this stunning Printed Pinwale Heads Cord, heads up!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Printed Pinwale Tree & Bear Cord

    Printed Pinwale Tree & Bear Cord

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate this stunning Printed Pinwale Tree & Bear Cord, flora and fauna fused together in perfect harmony!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


  • Printed Pinwale Crosses Cord

    Printed Pinwale Crosses Cord

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate this stunning Printed Pinwale Crosses Cord, crosses that amuses!

    Reg: $19.99 per metre


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Can I purchase woven apparel fabrics at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Woven fabrics account for a large percentage of all dressmaking and apparel fabrics and we are pleased to be able to offer you a wide choice of these fabrics here at Spotlight. Woven apparel fabrics are available in many weights, fibres, colours and designs, making it easy to find the right fabric for your next sewing project here.

What are the features of woven apparel fabrics?

Woven fabrics are made up of a weft - the yarn going across the width of the fabric - and a warp - the yarn going down the length of the loom. The side of the fabric where the wefts are double-backed to form a non-fraying edge is called the selvedge. There are at least three distinct types of woven fabric, which are:

Plain weave: In plain-weave fabric, the warp and weft are aligned so that they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Plain-weave is strong and hardwearing, so it's used for fashion and furnishing fabrics.

Twill weave: In twill-weave fabric, the crossings of weft and warp are offset to give a diagonal pattern on the fabric surface. This means the fabric is strong, drapes well and is used for jeans, jackets and curtains.

Satin weave: Satin-weave fabrics consist of a complex arrangement of warp and weft threads, which allows longer float threads either across the warp or the weft. The long floats mean the light falling on the yarn doesn't scatter and break up, like on a plain-weave. The reflected light creates a smooth, lustrous (shiny) surface commonly called satin.

What are the advantages of woven apparel fabrics?

Here are some of the main advantages of woven fabrics:

Cost: As in all industries, time and labour have an effect on the cost of items. Woven fabrics are formed on looms and are made to be sturdy. The fabric cannot be stretched and does not shrink. While this does produce high-quality material, it does increase production costs.

Washing: Most woven fabrics are simple to launder and typically will not shrink or wrinkle. The main exceptions to this are linen and silk, which it may be better to dry-clean.

Durability: Woven fabrics by far outlast most other fabrics such as knits, and this is why so many heavy-duty fabrics are weaves. Examples of woven fabrics include denim, linen, corduroy and tweed.

Does Spotlight also sell other types of fabric?

Yes, as well as woven fabrics, Spotlight also stocks a large collection of knitted fabrics. Knitted fabrics are generally more stretchy than woven fabrics and the stretch means they are less prone to wrinkling too. Woven and knitted fabrics cannot usually be interchanged, so if you are unsure as to which fabric you need, check your pattern for information or ask advice from our sales staff.

Of course, there are special fabrics for sale here at Spotlight too, that are neither woven nor knitted, such as bonded fabrics, imitation leather and vinyl, and other specialty fabrics such as lace, nylon tulle and nets.

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