Navy Blue Flannel, WWB 801


100% Wool, 11.5 oz, 60″ Wide


A soft twill wool commonly used next to the skin, as in women’s under-petticoats, aprons, & gowns. For men it was typically used for drawers, underjackets, & waistcoats. This fabric works well for a lining. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, of 1790 “I am a servant to Mrs. Wheeler, the kitchen maid there. I can swear to the blue flannel apron”. Navy blue linen thread 35/2 for hand sewing and dark indigo blue worsted wool tape matches this fabric well. Matching tape is sometimes seen on the hems of petticoats & bedgowns. For sewing buttonholes try deep indigo blue silk buttonhole twist or quilter’s thread.

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