Black Cotton Twill Fabric

£ 11.25  per metre

This cotton twill, also known as drill, is a sturdy cotton fabric. Twill is a fabric in which the weave is a diagonal rib pattern. It is substantially more tear resistant compared to other fabrics. Great for overalls, trousers, work wear, aprons and much more.

Shade: Black
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13 Meter in stock (can be backordered)

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13 metres in stock




Applique, Apron, Bag, Childrens, Clothing, Coat / Jacket, Dressmaking, Oven Gloves, Toys

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100% Cotton


Cool Wash 30 Degrees, Tumble dry cool



Black Cotton Twill

This cotton twill, also known as drill, in black is a sturdy cotton fabric. Twill is a fabric in which the weave is a diagonal rib pattern. Twill is substantially more tear resistant compared to other fabrics. This makes it suitable for clothing in need of more harder wearing fabric.

What is twill fabric?

This black cotton fabric is a twill. This is a strong dressmaking material, like a canvas or drill but it is woven slightly differently, which gives the material a subtle diagonal weave. We also sell polycotton drills and twills, which are a very similar product. Denim is a type of twill fabric, so this fabric has a similar weave to denim. This is a heavy cotton material, making it suitable for  furnishings and clothes like work clothes and outer wear that may have to withstand hard wear and tear.

How to use black cotton twill fabric

Twill is a great utility fabric, strong, smooth and hardwearing. Twill material resists tearing and stains making it great for many crafts and dressmaking projects. We sell a lot of twill and drill for projects like:
  • Overalls
  • Jackets
  • Trousers
  • Work wear
  • Dungarees
  • Apron
  • Bags
  • Horse Blankets
As well as work clothes, fabric like this plum twill is also the perfect weight for coats and jackets. Pair it with a fancy cotton poplin for a lining to make a fabulous and individual garment.  This black cotton twill is also available in other colours.

Colours can appear differently on screen, so although every care has been taken to represent them accurately, some variations may occur from real life. To check colours are as you expect we recommend you order a sample, to see and feel the fabric in the flesh. Free samples are available for all fabrics! Colours can also vary between dye lots, so please ensure you order enough for your project.

So we can package your fabrics beautifully for posting, they will be taken off the roll and folded. We try our best to always send fabric in one continuous length although this is not always possible, we will contact you if this is the case. Some fabrics are also on sale in our shop in Bridport, Dorset, so on rare occasions stock may not be available where it appears to be online. We do our best to avoid this and many fabrics can be reordered, again if this occurs we will contact you to discuss the options.

To keep your lovely new fabrics in the best condition we recommend checking out the Product Info for details on how to care for them. Washable fabrics should always be hand washed, before cutting and making your projects, in order to allow for shrinkage.

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