Charmeuse Satin fabric is a smooth, lustrous fabric constructed with a satin weave and 100% polyester fibers. Known as “the fabric of the emperors," Charmeuse Satin fabric is luxuriously shiny on the front side, with a matte finish on the back side. A light to medium weight, silky fabric weighing approximately 90 GSM or 4oz per linear yard, Charmeuse Satin fabric is notably soft and gracefully flowy.
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Our luxurious Charmeuse Satin fabric is sure to liven up any occasion or event. Soft and lustrous, Charmeuse Satin fabric is wonderful to use for any breath-taking apparel such as, gowns, blouses, skirts, shorts, ties and so much more.
What Are the Characteristics of Satin?
Shiny front. Satin weaves create a shiny, soft right side of the fabric and a dull back due to the organization of the warp and weft threads. Satin feels soft and very luxurious.
Beautiful drape. Due to the concentration of fibers and the pliability of the fabric, satin weaves create a soft and easy drape that makes them ideal for evening wear and curtains.
Durable. Since satin uses long filament fibers which are woven in a very taut fashion, the resulting material is stronger than many plain weave fabrics.
Wrinkle-resistant. Satin doesn’t wrinkle as easily as other fabrics, and thicker satins are less prone to wrinkles.
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However, satin also has some downsides, such as:
Snags easily. The threads can get easily caught in a satin weave, which leaves to unappealing snags.
Difficult to work with. Since satin is soft and slippery, it can be unforgiving in the sewing process.