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Stretch Velvet

56 US$per one running metre
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SKU: 00043043

Characteristics

Composition: 98% Cotton2% Elastane
Weight:320 g/m²
Width:132 cm
Country:Italy
Suitable For:Dresses, Jackets, Skirts, Trousers

Description

This slate blue stretch velvet is a beautiful, natural fabric prized by many designers. Mostly made of soft cotton, it is strong and durable. A touch of elastane lends it some stretch making it versatile and better-suited for bodycon silhouettes. Our classy fabric can be used to craft an assortment of apparel pieces, such as skirts, dresses, trousers and jackets.

What is Cotton?

Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used for textiles and clothing. Known for thousands of years, its fibers, either short or long, can be woven or knitted into various fabrics such as lawn, batiste, poplin, jersey or velvet. The most common weaves for cotton include plain, twill and satin. Cotton cloth is easy to handle and comfortable to wear all year round. Soft, breathable and absorbent, it is a go-to choice for summer apparel. Lightweight fabrics are best suitable for shirts, blouses and dresses; medium-weight – for trousers, skirts, dresses; heavy – for trousers, jackets and outwear.

Velvet Fabric

Velvet is a sumptuous fabric with a short thick pile which is extremely soft to the touch. Once this extraordinary cloth was reserved for royalty, but today it is often seen on the catwalks and in our wardrobes. It is usually woven as a double cloth, and the nap is then cut with a blade along the warp. Velvet can be made of different fibers and blends:

  • silk,
  • cotton,
  • rayon/viscose, etc.

Velvet is a perfect choice for evening wear. It adds an aristocratic touch and a shot of glamour to any look. There are many kinds of velvet that differ both in feel and character.

  • Silk and viscose velvets are soft and pliable, perfect for all kinds of dresses and skirts with a flowing drape.
  • Cotton velvets tend to be stiffer and are easily fashioned into trouser suits, vests and jackets. Such velvets fit perfectly into men’s wardrobe.
  • Stretch velvet has some amount of spandex, lycra or elastane and is ideal for close-fitting styles.
  • Crushed velvet has a slightly wrinkled, uneven surface. Its signature look is achieved by brushing while it is wet.
  • Velvet devore fabrics feature raised patterns obtained by burning away viscose fibers. Highly popular in 1920’s, they made their comeback in 80’s and 90’s together with pop stars.

Velvet loves to be mixed and matched with lighter textures. Pairing it with plain or printed silk satin, chiffon or crepe de chine is always a winning combination.

How to Sew with Velvet

Velvet might seem a little intimidating to work with, because it tends to creep during cutting. However, it is a beautiful choice for sewing once you master the basic tips. It’s always better to use as little stitching as possible, given its pile nature, so try to go for simple cuts, gathered or draped designs rather than fitted silhouettes. Here are some guidelines that can help turn this royal fabric into a beautiful piece of clothing.

  1. Most velvets are dry clean only.
  2. Be consistent with the direction of pile – it should be the same in all the pieces that are part of your future garment. It is generally recommended to cut velvet with the pile down, but the pile running up will yield a more saturated color.
  3. If you need to secure your fabric, opt for fine sharp pins or pattern weights to keep it in place.
  4. Use tailor’s pencils, chalk or vanishing markers to mark the fabric. Avoid any kind of ink as it can easily damage the cloth. Tailor’s tacks are also welcome.
  5. Sharp scissors are a key to success. A rotary cutter is another helpful tool for easy cutting.
  6. Choose the correct machine foot and needle for your sewing machine. Your needle size should be based on the type and weight of thread you are using. We recommend using cotton or silk threads. Loosen the tension not to damage the fabric.
  7. Velvet is a delicate fabric. Ironing can easily crush the pile, so opt for steaming on the wrong side. If you need a pressing cloth, consider using a scrap of velvet.
  8. To add structure to velvet fabric, go for sew-in interfacing rather than fusible one. The latter would require high temperature to melt the adhesive, but hot iron will inevitably damage the pile.

Velvet Fabric

Velvet is a sumptuous fabric with a short thick pile which is extremely soft to the touch. Once this extraordinary cloth was reserved for royalty, but today it is often seen on the catwalks and in our wardrobes. It is usually woven as a double cloth, and the nap is then cut with a blade along the warp. Velvet can be made of different fibers and blends: silk, cotton, rayon/viscose, etc.

Velvet fabric is a perfect choice for evening wear. It adds an aristocratic touch and a shot of glamour to any look. There are many kinds of velvet that differ both in feel and character: silk and viscose velvet, cotton velvet, stretch velvet, crushed velvet as well as velvet devore.

Velvet loves to be mixed and matched with lighter textures. Pairing it with plain or printed silk satin, chiffon or crepe de chine is always a winning combination.

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Fabric by the Yard: Measurement Conversion

All fabrics on our website are priced by the meter. The term "running meter" or "linear meter" is used in the fabric industry. To convert meters to yards, use the conversion factor 0.9144. In other words,
1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
1 Metre = 1.0936 Yards

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