Sewing Denim: Haberdashery Picks

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Ready to don your denims? In this post we share our top haberdashery picks for sewing with denim fabric. So whether you’re making jeans or adding top-stitching to thicker fabrics, these useful tools will help make sewing denim a cinch. Plus, all the products shown are available at Simple Sew!

Sewing thicker fabrics like denim require a more durable needle and this set of five, size 90 needles from Prym is just the ticket. They’re suitable to use with your regular, domestic sewing machine and feature a slim tip which penetrates heavier fabric without damaging any of the fibres.

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Give your jeans a professional-looking finish by adding classically-styled buttons. These useful sets from Prym make it really simple to add buttons to your garments thanks to the fixing tool included.

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We love the decorative caps on these stylish and durable jeans buttons from Prym. The non-sew bachelor button can be attached really quickly by joining the top button cap with the pointed pin on the other side of your fabric. Plus, the high-quality finish makes these easy to clean and really long lasting.

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Topstitching thread is slightly thicker than regular thread so team this with your jeans needles to add the perfecting finishing touches to your makes. Korbond’s 100% polyester thread is available from Simple Sew in this gorgeous shade of blue – the perfect match for your navy jeans!

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Need some inspo for patterns that team perfectly with denim? Check out our recommendations below

Simple Sew Chelsea Collection

This versatile pattern includes five gorgeous garments including a button down skirt that is a great match for denim. You can personalise your make by adding a contrasting top-stitch along the seam lines and tweaking the button styles to create different looks. Available in UK sizes 8-18.


Simple Sew Classic Culottes 

If you’re new to sewing denim, a lighter-weight fabric can be a great option. These stylish culottes are simple to construct and make a great introductory project to trouser-making. They also includes those all important pockets! Available in UK sizes 8-20.



Butterick B5682



Butterick B5682

Ready to sew jeans but not sure which style to choose?  With the Butterick B5682 you really can sew them all as it includes five different jeans options! You can stretch your skills even further by personalising your jeans with a colourful denim fabric or eye-catching topstitching.


Simple Sew Nicole Dress

The Nicole dress is one pattern you can use all year round. For the cooler months, why not team this pattern with a medium-weight denim? We think it would look great layered over a cosy, turtle neck jumper.


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