The Thread Theory fabric shop is ready for cold weather! Meet the cozy capsule collection of winter fabrics
These fabrics were chosen so that you can bundle up without feeling like a stuffed sausage. They are light weight, breathable, extra soft and COZY!
We've stocked this tiny collection with a total of 5 perfect layering fabrics. Let's start with outerwear and work our way inwards.
This is a wool blend outerwear fabric
suited to wet and stormy West Coast weather! It is actually a Dintex fabric just like the softshell fabric
that you guys like so much (more on that fabric later). The outer layer is a rich warm charcoal knit comprised of hard wearing acrylic and poly blended with wool. The middle layer is waterproof, windproof and breathable Dintex, and the inner layer is a light weight fleece which is perfect built in insulation. The end result is not very bulky but would make for an incredibly warm and classy Goldstream Peacoat or Newcastle Cardigan.
If you are like me and hate when lint and dog fur sticks to fabric, I would recommend lining your coat or sweater. The cozy inner fleece layer tends to pick up bits and might stick to your sweater or shirt. I think it is best suited to act as a warm layer of insulation rather than a smooth lining.
Working our way inwards, the next layer in our winter collection is a luxurious terrycloth sweatshirt knit
This warm oatmeal colored 100% cotton terry features a beautifully subtle herringbone design on both the right and wrong side. Despite how cozy and appealing terry cloth is, I usually avoid it because I find the loose loops on the wrong side of the fabric to be quite annoying and prone to catching on nails or watches and jewellery. That's why this terry cloth really gets me excited! The wrong side is even better than the right side - it doesn't have loose loops and instead features herringbone ridges of deliciously soft fuzz. The ridges feel somewhat like velour (VERY SOFT). You can see the ridges on the top right in the photo collage above.
This fabric is 300 gsm which means it is not very bulky and will be easy to sew on any machine. It is an ideal fabric choice for the Newcastle Cardigan or the Finlayson Sweater.
I've also stocked the matching ribbing
for your hem bands, cuffs and necklines (pictured on the bottom right in the photo collage above). This ribbing would also pair nicely with the heathered almond bamboo/cotton jersey
that we've carried in the shop for quite some time.
Now, speaking of bamboo/cotton jersey let's talk about the base layer in this collection! We've carried quite a few solid colors of bamboo/cotton jersey
in our shop ever since we launched the Comox Trunks kit
. The Comox Trunks were designed for this hard wearing, beautifully soft work horse of a fabric. Well, when I was in Vancouver attending the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals vendor market
two weekends ago, I was excited to chat with one of our fabric distributors and find out that my favorite fabric is now available in Breton stripes!
I've added classic navy and white
as well as a more sedate heather grey and navy
to this winter collection.
These fabrics are ideal for any garment that will sit closely against the skin because they breath wonderfully and are so amazingly soft. They also withstand constant washing and drying like a champ!
I'm imagining these two stripes sewn up into our free Arrowsmith Undershirt pattern
, trunks and, of course, classic Breton Tees (the Hot Patterns Weekender Breton Top
will be back in stock in our shop soon!).
As you may have noticed, the winter capsule collection is particularly small. The entire collection is comprised of only five pieces because I wanted to save room in the budget for a big order of a rainbow of Dintex colors
This softshell fabric has such beautiful color options! I know we are a menswear supply shop...but who could resist that plum color
? I was really wanting to add olive to this collection but unfortunately, olive isn't available at this time. I hope it will be in the future!
I hope you enjoy my winter fabric choices. Head on over to the supply shop to check them out in more detail