Satin Fabric Product Guide

Satin can be made with silk, but the more popular polyester version is also silky smooth but at a more affordable price. You can use it to make everything from gowns to tablecloths for a special occasion. You can choose from many colors and textures, shiny or matte, but no matter what satin you select it’s always associated with lavish softness with that signature satin sheen.

Standard satin, known as bridal satin, can be used for any type of gown. It’s a medium weight satin with a sleek sheen and has a lovely drape fit for a bride. We carry dozens of colors to go with many wedding color palettes.

Crepe back satin is smooth and opaque, and really shiny. The back has a matte crepe texture. This satin is lightweight and drapes wonderfully with the added benefit of being reversible. Premium crepe back satin is heavier than the regular and is a good choice for many apparel projects, especially formal wear.

Matte satin (also known as peau de soie satin) has a matte finish with a very soft sheen. It’s lightweight, drapes beautifully, and can create lovely volume.

Stretch satin is perfect for apparel that needs to form well to the body. Our Stretch L’Amour Satin has a low luster finish similar to matte satin.

Jacquard satin is unique because of its floral print and varied textures. The background has a smooth sheen while the floral print is slightly rougher.

Rosette satin is unique because it has a 3D look with swirls that resemble roses.

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Which should I choose to be washable?
Suzette B on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any of these could be washed because they are 100% polyester. We recommend pre washing before cutting so the fabric is pre shrunk.
What type would I need if I need it to be washable?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any of these can be washed because they are 100% polyester but we recommend pre washing before cutting so it will be pre shrunk.
I'm getting married in August and some of my bridesmaids are on the plus size, 24W, 26w and the other bridesmaids are size 10, 12, 16 - was wondering if the Elastic Satin fabric material would be best for their dresses?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Stretch satin makes beautiful garments and forms well to the body. If you are making the dresses yourselves you can make it out of most any material. Here are some links to articles where we have identified fabrics that would work for bridesmaids gowns.

I think satin would be a nice choice, but if you are concerned I would recommend ordering a sample first just to be sure that's what you want.
Which satin has a heavier body, bridal satin or matte satin?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The matte satin has more body.
I have to make a satin Pillow case as my hair and scalp are sore from hair loss (chemo) which would be best?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Charmeuse is a lighter weight satin, which would be better for pillow cases:
on matte satin, what side faces out? shiny or dull side?
Dlindley on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Typically the matte side is the "correct" side.
I am looking for satin combined with silk, but still very shiny?can you help?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we don't carry any silk satins. The closest fabrics we have are silk habutae, which is lighter weight and not as shiny as satin, and silk taffeta, which is stiffer and heavier than satin.