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Satin Fabrics

  • 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
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine Satin Fabrics are our best selling dressmaking fabric and with good reason. Satin Fabric is easily recognisable by its glossy surface and stunning sheen making this the perfect choice for creating the most glamorous of designs including evening dresses, bridal gowns and even stage costume. We carry a huge range of Satin Fabrics suitable for almost any task and due to its immense popularity we are always working hard to source the latest designs. Recently we have added the stunning silk touch Satin Fabric to our collection. Featuring a unique … Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Satin Fabric is an excellent quality, high end material created using a unique textile weave. Most fabrics are created using the one over, one under technique with the warp and the weft going in opposite directions. Satin Fabric however, is manufactured using a four over and one under technique which results in the characteristic glossy look and luxuriously smooth surface for which Satin has become so popular. First manufactured in China as far back as the 12th century, Satin was once considered to be exclusive to the most affluent members of society. However, ad… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for Prom

    Satin Fabrics are the perfect choice for created a wide variety of formal and special occasion wear. As we approach the end of another school year, many local schools and universities are gearing up for their annual leavers celebrations. In recent years, what used to be a low key celebration has evolved into an elaborate event resembling the traditional formal prom tradition of the United States. Many leavers devote a great deal of time, money and effort planning this special event and it has become one of the most important events in young peoples calendars. Wi… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for evening wear

    It's unbelievable how many different things you can make with a little imagination, a splash of creativity and a length of satin. Satin Fabrics are most commonly used in the manufacturing of clothing; dresses, nightwear, lingerie, blouses and evening gowns. Matte satin fabrics are particularly popular for wedding dresses and girls looking for a classic, chic prom dress. Here at Calico Laine we have a large variety of different Satin Fabrics, all of which can be used to create lots of fabulous things. Our duchess satin is available in an array of colours and is … Read More
  • Satin Fabrics

    Here at Calico Laine, we stock a wide variety of Satin Fabric. It's glossy appearance makes it perfect for glamorous dresses, unforgettable costumes and even set dressings for theatre or that special school play the children are starring in. Our economy satin is low in price but high in quality, a perfect choice for costume making and scenery backdrops. Made from 100% polyester, it will make stunning drapes, stage curtains, dresses and blouses and it won't break the bank! We also have sequin satin which comes in a range of colours when you're looking for something… Read More
  • Satin Fabric for Christmas plays

    Our economy satins make for great costumes whilst sticking to a budget. It is that time of year when all the school children are taking part in school nativities and plays for the festive season. We often have parents and teachers visiting our retail store and online shop looking for fabric to create costumes for the play and as they are usually on a budget they are looking for the best value for money materials. One of the best fabrics to use for this project is Satin Fabric and in particular economy satin. Economy satin is the cheapest satin we stock and is ide… Read More
  • Style your look this Christmas with our Satin Fabrics

    So it has got to that time of year again were everybody's priorities are booking there Christmas nights out again, whether it is to be with the lads, the girls or just a staff night out. Whoever it is with, the big question is still hanging in the air, 'What will I wear?' If you are like me and own 193 items of clothing, but only actually wear the same 11 things over and over again and basically never have any outfits to wear, then I feel your pain. People constantly come to my house, see my wardrobe, and it is like they are looking at a completely different thing… Read More
  • Satin Fabric

    Choosing the right fabric for a prom, evening or wedding dress is a very critical aspect of making them yourself. There is so much choice, especially here at Calico Laine, I always think the best way to pick is to get rid of any fabric that may be uncomfortable, or not fitting to the season you'll be wearing it in. I would then begin to eliminate any fabrics that are not suitable to the style of your idea. Numerous different materials are used through out dress making nowadays and if you want to look your best then you should definitely make sure you have picked … Read More
  • Satin Fabric - Christmas party outfits on a budget

    This morning, at Calico Laine, we have been discussing what to do for our Christmas party; I know it seems early but there are only 98 days left until the big day. When we have decided where to go, next comes the discussion of what everyone is going to wear and I am sure many of you will be looking to get new outfits for your Christmas party too. Not everyone wants to buy outfits from the high street just in case you end up wearing the same dress as someone else in the office and therefore many of you will turn to your dressmaking skills to create something unique… Read More

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