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So called because it was originally handwoven from hand-spun wool yarns, homespun is a loose, plain weave fabric characterized by uneven, coarse yarns. In spirit it is much like tweed, and is sometimes sold as tweed, but technically it is a plain weave (while tweed is usually a twill weave). Cotton and cotton blend homespun is also available, with the same basic characteristics but used for drapery and upholstery fabric.

Uses: Coats, suits, lighter weights for dresses and children’s clothing

See also:
Donegal tweed

Homespun (wool)
Cotton homespun