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Satin Fabrics

  • Choosing Satin Fabrics

    Satin Fabric is one of the most common fabrics there is, I think everyone has heard the word. However, there are so many different types it can be hard to know which is right for your project. Here at Calico Laine, we offer a wide variety of satin fabrics to suit every project and budget. Satin is a luxurious polyester fabric with a glossy surface and dull backing, making it perfect for stunning dressmaking projects. Often used as a more cost-effective version of pure silk, it is popular for bridal and occasion wear. Economy Satin Fabrics This pretty much does wha… Read More
  • Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Her

    It is approaching that time of year again when you have to begin thinking about choosing the perfect Valentines Day gift for your loved one. It can be a difficult and often expensive task choosing the right gift, particularly for the lady in your life. Luckily, we're on hand to get you fully prepared for the big day with priceless and personal Valentines Day gift ideas. Satin Fabrics If you are looking for gift ideas we suggest handmade gifts are the way to go if you want to show the one you love that you've put care and thought into their gift. Handmade gifts ar… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics in Fashion

    Satin Fabrics have been one of our best-selling dressmaking fabrics for over 40 years and have long been considered one of the most stylish and fashionable fabrics in the fashion industry. For many years Satin Fabric was only available to those blessed with great wealth however, with the advances in manufacturing techniques Satin Fabric is now readily available to almost anybody regardless of budget. It is widely acknowledged that Satin Fabrics originated from China and date back to almost 2000 years ago. The fabric is named after the Chinese town of Zayton and wa… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for party outfits

    With Christmas just around the corner, it is definitely party season with parties happening all over the place for Christmas and New Year. It is the perfect time to be dressmaking using Satin Fabrics to make yourself a unique outfit for the work Christmas Do or even a Christmas Day shindig. Satin Fabric is a luxurious fabric which has a glossy finish to it, giving you a elegant and classy look. It can be used as a cost effective alternative to silk without losing the aesthetics of silk. Whether you are looking to create a new little black dress or go for somethin… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for Fancy Dress Costumes

    We often get customers coming to us when they are going to a party and need to create a fancy dress outfit and with our large range of dressmaking fabrics we can usually find something that will suit their ideas. People do not want to spend too much money when they are creating fancy dress as the outfit is usually only going to be worn once or maybe twice at the most. Our cost effective fabrics such as polycotton plain, cotton plain and economy Satin Fabric are usually the most popular from our range. Economy Satin Fabric is a great fabric for fancy dress costumes… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine, we stock many different kinds of fabrics and one of our best sellers is undoubtedly our huge range of Satin Fabrics. These gorgeous cloths are favoured for their shiny, lustrous finishes and are sought after for all sorts of reasons, including bridal wear, bridesmaid gowns, prom dresses and much more. To offer a little history on the origin of Satin Fabrics, the material received its name from the Chinese city of Quanzhou - whose name translated to 'Zayton' in medival Arabic and was the first town where Satin was imported. Today, there are ma… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Satin Fabrics are popular for bridal and costume wear due to their beautiful glossy finish, attractive draping quality and soft feel. Here at Calico Laine we have many options of satin to choose from depending on what you are hoping to make. At the lower end of the price range, making it ideal for fancy dress or costume production, is our economy Satin Fabric. Economy satin is a lightweight satin which comes in a wide variety of colours including classics such as red and royal and neon colours such as fluorescent yellow and fluorescent green. It is 15… Read More
  • Brand New Satin Fabrics

    Satin Fabrics are one of the most popular dressmaking fabrics we stock - popular for their luxurious quality and glossy finish satin is one of the most widely used fabrics in the fashion industry. Satin Fabrics originate from China and have been exported to the west since the time of the Ancient Greeks and have been used in Europe since the middle ages. In years gone by, Satin Fabrics were exclusive to the wealthiest in society however, with advances in technology it has become easier and more cost effective to mass produce Satin Fabrics resulting in a material mo… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics in Fashion

    Satin Fabric has been one of the most appreciated materials in fashion and dressmaking for many years, even centuries. Satin Fabrics originate from China and first rose to prominence over 2000 years ago, deriving its name from the Chinese town of Zayton from where this fabric was first exported to the west during the middle ages. At this time, Satin Fabrics were woven from large quantities from the finest cotton and silk making this luxurious fabric accessible to only the very wealthiest echelons of society such as royalty. With the invention of new manufacturing … Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    We carry a wide range of Satin Fabrics suitable for a wide range of dressmaking projects. Satin Fabrics are easily identifiable by their glossy surface and matte back and are most widely used in the creation of clothing items such as dresses, nightwear and evening gowns. Satin Fabrics are often utilised as a cost effective alternative to silk - although a "cheaper" fabric than silk Satin Fabrics are by no means any less attractive and are still considered to be a high end dressmaking fabric. A stiffer fabric than silk, satin is consequently more effective at holdi… Read More

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