10.5oz Upcycled Denim - Natural Fleck

$19.75 per 1/2 meter
($39.50 per meter)
0.5 Meters (0.55 Yards)

This sturdy and hardwearing denim comes to us from The New Denim Project, a third-generation textile mill in Guatemala that focuses on natural fibres and circular manufacturing. This fabric is made entirely from recycled garment industry waste. These fibers are spun and rewoven into a durable, upcycled and 100% biodegradable textile that is both chemical and dye free, minimizing water and energy consumption. Midweight with a structured drape, this fabric feels soft straight off the bolt making it the perfect choice for beginner sewists new to jeans making. Ideal for chore coats, overalls, jumpsuits and all sorts of workwear inspired garments.

Due to the nature of the upcycling process, there may be irregularities throughout the yardage. We encourage you to embrace these slubs and nubbly textures as they are a natural result of recycling (and reducing!) cotton waste. 

Up your sewing game! Grab one of our Jeans Hardware Kits for a professional finish on your next pair of handmade jeans.

Gütermann Thread Match: Eggshell #22 (250m spool also available) or try a contrasting topstitching thread

Content: 100% Upcycled Cotton 
Width: 155cm / 61”
Weight: 355gsm / 10.5oz 
Opacity: Opaque 
Drape: Structured 
Country of Origin: Guatemala

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Care Instructions

Machine wash cool, tumble dry low, iron medium. Fabrics made with natural fibres will fade and wear with use, giving it a beautiful worn-in appeal. However, if you would like to keep your colours vibrant, please handle with extra care: hand wash cold and do not tumble dry or dry clean.

Note: we recommend that you pre-wash / pre-treat your fabric in the manner you intend to wash your finished garment.

We Recommend

Suitable for: Jeans, Pants, Shorts, Jackets, Structured Dresses, Jumpsuits & Overalls, Bags

We Recommend: Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans, Muna & Broad Noice Jeans, Merchant & Mills Thelma Boilersuit, Made My Wardrobe Greta Dungarees, Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket, Soften Studio Ora Pinafore

Check out our Pinterest for more pattern suggestions and inspiration. 

Fabric FAQ

All fabric is sold by the half meter.

Due to the vast colour variances in every monitor and mobile device, we cannot guarantee the colour will be an exact match to what you see online.

Shipping Info

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Orders will be shipped out within 7 business days of receipt of payment. When applicable, your tracking number will be e-mailed to you on the day of shipment. Please note: orders placed during and directly following a sale may take longer to ship.

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