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How to choose satin

30.6.2022 | | Seen: 1450x
How to choose the right satin for your sewing? We have prepared another article for you, in which you will learn a lot of important information and a simple comparison of different types of satin.


What is satin?

satin material has a high sheen on the face and is one of the most popular fabrics on the market. The fabric is mainly made from filament yarns (natural silk, viscose, polyester, polyamide). The characteristic feature is a beautiful, deep lustre. Satin is a very fine material, opaque and completely covering. It is smooth and pleasantly cool to the touch.

 

We have prepared a simple comparison of different types of satin. Clear tables make it easy to choose the most suitable satin for your sewing.

 

Cotton satin

Cotton satin is made of natural material that absorbs moisture perfectly. And its amazing property is that it doesn't get cold. Sew your bed linen to your liking and enjoyed every night in your bed.

 

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Name Cotton Satin smooth Cotton Satin stripes
Item number
380908 860083
Suitable for Linen, pillowcases
Special feature Natural material. Cotton satins, unlike PES satin, do not cool.
Elasticity Firm, stretches in width and length
Weight 140 g/m² 155 g/m²
Certificate yes ✅ yes ✅
Sewing Cotton satins are easy to sew, size 70 needles are suitable.
Washing At the washing procedure recommended by the manufacturer 40°C, shrunk by 3%, colorfast At the washing procedure recommended by the manufacturer 60°C, shrunk by 3%, colourfast
Ironing After washing, it will not iron completely smooth. Excellent ironing, iron temperature according to the manufacturer.

 

Flowing satin

Elegantly flowing satin is very pleasant. Make a dress that makes you feel like the star of any party and fits your figure perfectly. If you don't dare to sew more complicated dresses right away, how about sewing a scarf for starters! You'll see for yourself that you'll fall in love with satin like we did.

 

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Name Satin Armano Satin Crepe Satin Crepe Satin elastic
Item number
380650 380753 860243 720781
Suitable for
Evening dresses, blouses, skirts, dressing gowns Elegant dresses, skirts, blouses   Formal skirts, blouses, dresses, hair ornaments
Special feature
It does not wrinkle, feels like silk, very high quality, light and airy. The surface of crepe satins has a squishy appearance, they are flowing and do not wrinkle. Fine, flowing, high gloss on the reverse side
Elasticity Firm, stretches in width and length Slightly stretches in width, firm in length Slightly stretches in width, firm in length Slightly stretches in width, firm in length
Weight 85 - 95 g/m² 160 - 170 g/m² 175 g/m² 100 g/m²
Certificate no ❌ no ❌ no ❌ no ❌
Sewing It is good to have experience with sewing PES satins, satin is smooth and slippery. When sewing, be careful not to tear the threads, the face side is shiny, needles with a strength of size 70 are suitable.
Washing At the manufacturer's recommended washing temperature of 30°C, non-shrinking, colourfast When washed at the manufacturer's recommended 30°C, the PES satin will not shrink, the satin is colourfast.
Ironing Iron on the low setting recommended by the manufacturer, preferably without steam. This may cause unwanted stains on the material.

 

Stiffer satin

The stiffer satins are not only suitable for sewing formal wear, but are also popular for sewing home textiles. Bring a touch of luxury into your home and sew curtains or bedspreads.

 

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Name Satin slightly stiff Satin stiff Satin extra stiff
Item number
720780 380716 380538
Suitable for
Formal blouses, skirts, dresses, dressing gowns, hair ornaments, underwear Wedding dresses, skirts, bedspreads, curtains
Special feature
Fusible, high gloss Solid, glossy, holds its shape More glossy, holds its shape
Elasticity Firm in width and length
Weight 75 g/m² 165 g/m² 220 g/m²
Certificate no ❌ no ❌ no ❌
Sewing It is good to have experience with sewing PES satins, satin is smooth and slippery. When sewing, be careful not to tear the threads, the face side is shiny, needles with a strength of size 70 are suitable.
Washing When washed at the manufacturer's recommended 30°C, the PES satin will not shrink, the satin is colourfast.
Ironing Iron on the low setting recommended by the manufacturer, preferably without steam. This may cause unwanted stains on the material.

 

Where can we use satin?

Use satin for sewing evening dresses, lining, underwear and nightwear. The fabric is also very often used for sewing wedding dresses, tuxedos, ties, elegant shirts or decorative appliqués. The luxurious sheen of satin can be used for interior decoration, e.g. to make satin bed linen.

 

   

 

How to care for satin?

We'll tell you how to care for satin to keep it looking luxurious! If you care for the fabric properly, you will prolong its longevity, colour and beauty. Satin requires gentle handling. Hand wash or use mild detergents (ideally liquid) and choose only gentle washing. Iron satin ideally over another thicker fabric or at a very moderate temperature without steam. Steam would cause unwanted stains on the fabric. We recommend using a thin size 70 needle for sewing.

 

 

Some beauty tips you may not have heard of

Did you know that even your choice of fabric can affect your mood? A satin dress makes you feel luxurious and elegant, a satin chemise makes you feel sexy. According to beauty experts, even sleeping in satin sheets can affect your beauty in some way. Don't you believe it? Try it out! Because satin is softer to the touch, sleeping on a satin pillow won't irritate your skin too much. And because the fabric isn't as absorbent, it won't strip your skin of its natural moisture. And your hair will reward you with its beauty. Sleeping on a satin pillow makes your hair more hydrated, shinier and the ends don't fray as much. The satin elastic is the perfect companion for your hair throughout the day. The sleep set, which includes a satin pillowcase and elastic band, is also an ideal gift for every woman.

 

 

 

Read also our article: How to choose velvet

 

 

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