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Sew the Look! Corduroy Seamwork Projects.

How to sew, wear, and style this classic napped fabric.

Posted in: Fabric & Textiles, Style & Wardrobe • October 2, 2023

If you want to learn how to sew with corduroy, watch the video below or read this article.

You’ll learn:

  • All about wales and the other properties of corduroy fabric

  • How to pick out fabric for your project

  • How cut cut out napped fabrics

  • And how to sew, press, and care for corduroy

Keep reading to get a bunch of outfit inspiration featuring trendy corduroy fabrics and your favorite Seamwork patterns.

More Corduroy Outfit Inspiration

Like in the video above there are many different types of corduroy to choose from for your sewing. Corduroy is a very versatile fabric and can be used for a lot of different projects. Especially if you utilize the right weight and wale. Take a look at some current Fall 2023 inspiration:

It's really cool how volume, color and structure are all being played with. Here are some ideas to sew the look with Seamwork Patterns.

Seamwork Pattern Ideas:


Roan is a great option for an oversized luxe button up. It has great structure details as well.


The Bud Shacket is begging for it to be sewn in corduroy. In fact one of our samples used a nice camel corduroy.


With a utilitarian-inspired style and an easy-to-sew zipper fly, the Nolan pants are the perfect pattern to take a chance sewing them in corduroy.


Flares are coming back! And the Chelsea jeans are a great pattern to use corduroy. Just take a look at Sarai's amazing pair.


Chantelle is a body-skimming shirt dress with princess seams. It buttons up the center front, which is finished with a facing. It's perfect for a lighter weight Corduroy.


The Dani pinafore is ideal for both casual workwear and as a cool layering piece for the weekend. It features a stylish A-line silhouette that hits at the mid-thigh. It's a great mix with a turtle neck and tights.


Looking at the Fall 2023 inspiration we saw a ton of corduroy suits and Keaton would be a great blazer with its double-breasted front and slim, relaxed fit. It has fun details to sew, like a notch collar, two-piece sleeves with staggered decorative buttons, and lightweight shoulder pads. Make a suit with a pair of Chelsea Jeans in corduroy!


Larkin is a bomber jacket that won’t ever go out of style. With gender-inclusive drafting, It has a classic, relaxed fit throughout and all the details you want in a bomber. Switching it up and using corduroy is a great way to make it your own vibe.


Sawyer is a midi-length skirt that’s really fun to sew, and it pairs so well with your favorite tee, blouse, or corduroy blazer. Its A-line silhouette features shaped panels at the sides and a button placket up the center front. The structure of the paneling would be great structure for using a corduroy fabric.


Having a pair of overalls in your wardrobe opens up so many possibilities for fun layering, especially with using corduroy as your main fabric! The Beckett overalls have a modern, relaxed fit, with tapered legs and a stylish bib with grommets for the straps.

Now that we've gone through some of our patterns that would be good to use with Corduroy, do you have any plans for utilizing corduroy in your sewing plans this fall? Tell us in the comments below!

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