What type of fabric is voile?
Voile is a type of sheer fabric that comes in a wide range of colours and designs. Voile is usually made out of polyester which makes them an affordable option for curtains and other sewing projects.
Voile is made using a plain weave making them more similar to net curtains. The plain weave allows voile to have a semi sheer look which makes them great choices for curtains if you more ambient light in a space, but would still like to have a good amount of privacy. It also gives the added benefit of blocking a lot of the sun’s harmful UV rays. You can also use voile curtains to keep mosquitos and insects out when you want to let in the breeze by opening up a few windows. Because of its light and delicate look, it can add a touch of elegance to any space.
What type of curtains can I make with voile fabrics?
Voile is a very versatile material and can be used for many different types of window treatments and soft furnishings like table cloths. You can use voile to make regular length curtains and drapes, as well as window valances and café sheers.
Voile curtains can be very useful for a variety of different rooms in your home. They’re a great choice for living rooms if you’re looking to create a light and airy feel. Voile curtains are also great for sun rooms or reading nooks because of the all the natural light it can to a space.
Window valances only cover the top portion of a window and are typically used in spaces where there is not enough floor space for regular curtains, like in kitchens and bathrooms where the counters will get in the way of curtains. You can also hang voile window valances over a set of curtains to cover up the exposed curtain hardware and to frame the windows better.
Café sheers cover only the bottom half of a window and are often used with window valances to provide more privacy while still letting a lot of light in. Café sheers only drop down to the window sill which also makes them a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms where space is limited.
When using voile to make any type of window treatment, use heading tape that will complement the fabric and won’t be easily noticed. Here at Spotlight, we offer different types of heading tape are specifically designed for sheer fabrics, so don’t forget to check those out.
What other curtain fabrics can I buy at Spotlight?
Spotlight has a huge selection of different curtain fabrics to suit every need you may have. Aside from voile, we also have sheer curtain fabrics that are more translucent. You can find sheer curtain fabrics in plain white and a few other colours, as well as embroidered or printed designs.
If you’d like to keep out the sun and have more privacy when you close your curtains, we have a wide range of uncoated curtain fabrics in different colours and designs. We also have different kinds of triple woven and coated fabrics ranging from room darkening, blockout to thermal curtain fabrics. Curtains made with these heavier fabrics are almost the complete opposite of voile curtains because they are very good at keeping light from passing through and also provide extra insulation which can help lower your energy bill.
Spotlight also sells a wide variety of ready-made curtains which you just need to hang on a set of curtain rods.
Where can I find curtain accessories online?
Whether you’re making your own curtains or just simply need the right hardware to hang up some curtains around your home, Spotlight has you covered. Check out our range of curtain accessories which includes curtain sewing essentials like heading tape, hemming tape, curtain weights, curtain rings, hooks and curtain linings. We also have a complete range of curtain hardware such as curtain rods, finials, curtain tracks, valence rods, mounting brackets, cords and tie backs.