Everyone who’s made a tallit by hand, especially a tallit for a teenager, has probably considered at least for a moment if it would work to use denim. Well, Darlene Gordon has done just that, sewing a tallit from white cotton denim. And she shared the above photo. It looks really cool!
Darlene made the tallit as a gift for a young man who she says is like a son to her. She sewed fabric stripes to the tallit and embroidered the atarah with the words of the blessing that is recited when putting on the tallit.
And she reports that the denim was easy to work and sew with.
Thanks so much for sharing, Darlene. With your example, I expect we’ll see a lot more denim tallitot in the world!