Faux Suede Fabric Product Guide

Faux Suede has a soft and supple texture. Microsuede is a lightweight faux suede made out of fine micro denier polyester fibers.  It has the look and feel of real suede at a much lower cost.

Common uses include pillow covers, quilting trim, jackets, and bags. It can also be used in home decor for projects including ottomans, headboards, and lightly used furniture.

Sewing Tips

Faux suede is flexible but doesn’t have much stretch. It is a non-woven fabric and doesn’t fray, making it fairly easy to work with.

Since faux suede has a short nap, decide which way you want the nap to go before cutting. When sewing faux suede fabric, use a strong sharp needle (about #14). Set your stitch length to be a little longer than normal. A short stitch length will create lots of holes in close proximity, which may lead to tearing. You’ll also want to lower the tension a bit.

Pins will make permanent holes in faux suede, so binder or sewing clips are a better choice. Try not to stretch the material as you sew. If you find your faux suede to be slippery when sewing, it would help to use a Teflon presser foot. You can also use matte tape on a regular foot.

Dry cleaning is recommended.

Faux Suede Product Spotlight Video

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*Please note: we do not currently carry Sensuede.

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Can you use either of these suedes to make a bag or purse with?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use either for this purpose.
Can brown suede me dyed white?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No.