Cotton stretch sateen is a great fabric for a whole host of different projects, and here we have examples of the finest quality at our fantastic low prices. This smooth and soft material is ideal for making clothing for adults and children of all ages. We have cotton stretch sateen available here in a rainbow of colours, patterns and designs, and whether you are looking for something that is fabulously floral, a vibrant block colour, or a pattern with a difference, we are certain that you will find the right fabric at the right price at Spotlight.

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The Ultimate Sateen Fabric Guide From Spotlight

Crafters will encounter a lot of different materials these days, this includes a material such as sateen. While sateen is commonly used in crafting projects, a lot of crafters actually do not know much about it. So, to ensure you are fully informed about this fabric, we have created a useful guide about sateen below.

What Is Sateen?

Sateen is a fabric that is characterised by a weft-faced structure. Because of this unique structure, sateen has a front that is relatively smooth, while the back is rather rough and thick.

One of the distinguishing features of sateen is its unique sheen. During the manufacturing process, the threads of the fabric are twisted, this is what causes the sheen of the material.

Because of its sheen, it is not uncommon for crafters to confuse sateen with satin. So, if you have worked with satin in crafting projects before, you will have little problems making the switch to sateen.

What Is The Difference Between Sateen And Satin?

While they are very similar, there are some differences between sateen and satin. Firstly, sateen has a weave structure that is weft-faced, while satin has a warp-faced structure. There is also a difference in the types of fibres that can be used in satin and sateen. For sateen, manufacturers will use a short-staple fibre, while satin is made from filament fibres.

Even if you do not know a lot about the manufacturing process of satin and sateen, it is still possible to distinguish between both materials by feeling the material. Satin is quite slippery and very gloss. While sateen is still glossy, it is less obvious than satin and is considerably softer as well.

What Are The Benefits Of Sateen Fabric For Crafting Projects?

Sateen has a lot of advantages for crafting projects. Below, we have listed some of the main benefits associated with this fabric.

One of the major advantages of sateen is that the material is quite breathable, especially if it is cotton sateen. Because of its breathability, cotton sateen is certainly a brilliant choice for garments.

While you may not think about this quality upon first glance, sateen fabric is quite durable as well. Durability in this case also includes colour fastness, this is brilliant for anyone who likes to use fabrics with a lot of prints and patterns.

Good news for allergy sufferers too, as sateen is a fabric that is hypoallergenic. Of course, you do have to pay attention to the fabric fibre that is used to create sateen, as cotton sateen is the fabric that has the hypoallergenic properties.

What Are The Current Fashion Trends For Sateen Fabric?

As we mentioned briefly already, sateen fabrics are commonly used in garments. This year, there are a bunch of trends that involve sateen fabric, which is good news for anyone who loves creating their own garments.

One of the fashion trends involving sateen this year is pastel-coloured sateen. Colours such as pastel green and blue will be big this spring and summer, so stocking up on these sateen colours is bound to be a good idea.

Sateen is not solely used in casual clothing this year though. A lot of sateen is now used for pyjamas too. The luxurious feel of sateen will certainly ensure a good night sleep.

Finally, we need to mention that printed sateen will be in style this season. So, if you are looking for an excuse to make a floral dress out of sateen, you now have the perfect excuse.

What Cotton Sateen Can I Get From Spotlight?

Spotlight provides an extensive collection of cotton sateen with a delightful stretch. Our range includes a lot of printed cotton sateen as well, which will match the trends of this year. So, if you are looking to create some trendy garments for the spring and summer, Spotlight has you covered this year.

When you shop at Spotlight, you can count on more than just sateen fabrics. We also provide an extensive collection of cotton, linen, polyester, nylon, rayon, and other beautiful fabrics. When you shop with us, you can also count on the most attractive prices, so be sure to check out our full range of fabrics to save big!



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