About Boucle Fabric
Bouclé fabric is made from two or more types of yarn which are woven together in loops to create a durable style of fabric with a rough texture, which typically includes several shades of colour. It is beloved by fashion houses, interior designers and at home dressmakers for its luxury connotations, thanks to its status as fabric of choice for the infamous Chanel jacket.
Amateur couturiers can try creating their own bouclé designs by buying bouclé fabric in an array of patterns and colours. The classic Chanel style bouclé check is very popular, with reams of fabric available in blues, greys, pinks and reds. Tartan patterns are also popular in bouclé fabrics, as a finer alternative to the traditional tweed kilts. Bouclé fabric in dark colours can be used to make a warm and comfortable winter suit, while brighter patterns make unusual cushion covers.
A bouclé style of fabric can be achieved by weaving superfine wool and tweed together. Sometimes Chanel style check fabric will be described as bouclé.
Bouclé fabric can be bought in swatches, cut pieces or in rolls. A typical roll of fabric will measure around 40 yards in length, and 45 to 60 inches in width, but this can vary. While factory offcuts or partially used rolls are occasionally available, bouclé fabric is usually sold off the roll by the yard or by the metre.