It’s amazing seeing all your enthusiasm for the Kimball Bomber Jacket, the first ever Cashmerette Club pattern! I’m so glad you like it as much we do at Cashmerette HQ. Today I’m sharing some fabric recommendations for the Kimball as well as a special offer from our friends at Core Fabrics—exclusively for Club members!
Cashmerette Club is a virtual sewing club where you can join me on a monthly journey to sew your own wardrobe that fits, with exclusive patterns, fitting masterclasses, and live events every month. To get the Kimball PDF sewing pattern, sign up for the Club! (and if you sign up for our All Access tier in February, you’ll automatically get 25% off for the year).
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite fabrics and notions for the Kimball, but first, a special announcement!
20% off Core Fabrics for Club Members
Our friends at Core Fabrics want to help you create your dream Kimball Bomber Jacket, and they’ve got a collection of GORGEOUS jacquards that would make for some truly unique bombers. So throughout the month of February, Club members can get 20% off storewide at Core Fabrics! (Offer ends February 28, 2022; limit one use per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer.)
Join Cashmerette Club today to get this exclusive discount! The discount code is featured on the member dashboard.
Fabric Requirements for the Kimball Bomber Jacket
Here are the fabric requirements for the Kimball Bomber Jacket. You can choose to do a single main fabric for an all-over look, or use a contrast fabric for the sleeves like the Kimball I’m wearing in the photo above.
Fabric Recommendations for the Kimball Bomber Jacket
The Kimball works for mid to heavy weight woven fabrics such as such as duck cotton, canvas, sateen, brocade, jacquard, wool blends. Great options for these types of fabric include:
- Core Fabrics (Canada, with US shipping) – they have an AMAZING new collection of jacquards.
- Blackbird Fabric (Canada, with US shipping)- check out this gorgeous jacquard!
- EmmaOneSock (US) – they always have a fantastic array of designer deadstock and an entire coating section, much of which would be suitable.
- In the UK, some of our favourite stores who have options for the Kimball include Sister Mintaka, Selvedge and Bolts (for VERY high end designer amazingness), and Fabric Godmother.
I recommend using the thicker ribbing intended for waistbands to get a firm finish – that is what we used in the samples on myself and Rachel. It’s available in multiple colours from Wawak.com in the US, and from William Gee and Susan Willow in the UK.
You can also use “rib knit” (which is what was used on Dhara’s sample) but it’s typically thinner and doesn’t look quite as jacket-like.
You need to source separating zippers for the Kimball, and they’re fairly widely available. We used this type from Wawak.com (US) for all our samples. I believe these are the equivalent ones from William Gee (UK).
Have you seen any other amazing fabric or notions online for the Kimball Bomber Jacket? Let us know in the comments below!