100% cotton, 60" wide, 6 wales/inch
Corduroy was first advertised in London in 1756 but did not become popular until the late 1780s. From the late 1780s and into the 19th century corduroy was commonly used for working class men’s waistcoats breeches and tousers and children's clothing. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London in 1788 a man was "was indicted for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering" a list of items were stolen including "a pair of corduroy breeches, value 10 s." Brown linen thread for hand sewing will match this fabric as will dark brown quilter's thread for sewing button holes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 November, 2015.