Checking Out Lightweight Cotton Twill

So I’m in love with the Kona Cotton Ultra from Spoonflower.com – it’s my go-to fabric choice when ordering, but when the site ran a promotion on Lightweight Cotton Twill, I took a chance and ordered some.

I’m so glad I did!

Lightweight cotton twill fabrics from my Winter Romance collection in my Spoonflower shop. These are all my own designs; but as far as I can tell, you can buy any of the 750,000+ designs at Spoonflower.com in this fabric.

I find the lightweight cotton twill launders well, is super easy to work with (easy to pin and presses well), has a subtle sheen I really like, and is sturdy enough that I don’t need to add lightweight fusible interfacing such as Shape-Flex as I usually do when using quilting-weight cotton to make bags, purses, or home dec items. (I still use foam interfacing when I want a structured bag – even with the twill.)

Here’s a comparison of the two fabrics (info from Spoonflower.com):

Note that while the Lightweight Cotton Twill is pricier than the Kona Cotton Ultra, it is both heavier and 16″ wider.

 

Earlier this month, I made a couple of bags out of my design Winter Romance 26 from my Spoonflower shop: the Poolside Tote, pattern by Noodlehead, and the Bellevue Pouch – pattern by SewSweetness, included in the Minikins set. 

The Poolside Tote by Noodlehead. I used my Midnight Romance 26 in Lightweight Cotton Twill as my main fabric. I chose a shot cotton fabric by Kaffe Fassett for the accent fabric and a print from Tula Pink for the lining.

Poolside Tote in progress. I used Soft and Stable foam interfacing to give the bag a nice structure. I also used Silver Metallic Nylon Coil Zippers by The Yard for the first time. I found the zipper pulls a little tricky to slide on at first, but am really happy with the zippers 🙂

Poolside Tote (pattern by Noodlehead) and Bellevue Pouch (pattern by Sew Sweetness – wrist strap added) made by Beth Ann Williams.

I look forward to using more of the Lightweight Cotton Twill in the future!

 

 

 

 

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