Suedes

At Spotlight, we have hundreds of fabrics to choose from, including the soft suedes that are featured in this collection. This range includes a whole host of faux fabrics to achieve that luxurious feel to your crafty creations, and they would be ideal for dressmaking, creating home furnishings, or anything else. With suedes in a whole rainbow of colours and a variety of thicknesses and materials, shop the range online or instore today.

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Discover The Best Suedes In New Zealand At Spotlight

When you shop at Spotlight, you can find the best crafting materials for your projects. One of the crafting materials we provide is suede, which come in a variety of colours and textures. Want to learn more about the range of suedes that is available at Spotlight? Check out the information below!

What Crafting Projects Is Suede Used For?

Suede is a material that can be used to create a lot of things. Crafters use suede for projects such as jackets, handbags, and even some home decorations. Suede can also be used as a detailing fabric, so it has countless applications in the world of hobby crafters!

What Kinds Of Suede Are Available To Crafters?

Before you choose a suede fabric to work with, it is important to know the difference between real suede and faux suede. Each of these materials has its own properties and characteristics, so knowing the difference between these materials can help you make the right decision for your project.

Crafters will choose real suede when they require a material that is easy to manipulate. A real suede is made from genuine leather and has a napped finish - the latter makes the material easier to work with and suppler than most sturdy fabrics out there.

Of course, faux suede is also an option for crafters. While this material is not made from genuine leather, it can provide a similar feel as genuine suede. However, faux suede can be a little more difficult to work with - this is something crafters must consider when they choose this kind of material.

What Suedes Does Spotlight Stock?

Spotlight provides customers with a variety of suedes, which can be used in different projects. If you wish to learn more about the individual types of suede in our catalogue, please check out our brief summary below.

One of the popular suede fabrics in our range is the buttersuede. Our buttersuede is made from polyester, which makes it a faux suede. Despite being faux suede, buttersuede does come with a delightful soft brush finish, which makes it feel like the real thing. So, if you do not have the budget for genuine suede, buttersuede is an outstanding alternative.

Another option in our suede collection is the Sherpa Leatherette. While this suede is also made from the manmade material polyester, it has some special properties that makes it a popular choice among crafters.

The Sherpa Leatherette provides crafters with both comfort and texture - this makes the material suitable for almost all applications - this includes fashion accessories and even furniture projects. The tan colour of our Sherpa Leatherette also gives it a neutral feel, which makes it easier to match this suede with other fabrics or detailing.

Crafters can also choose suede bonded fur, made from high-quality polyester. The bonded material provides an exterior of supreme softness, so it is no surprise that this type of suede is often used for the inner lining of jackets and coats.

The suede types we mentioned above are just some of the options available in our catalogue. If you want to discover more of our amazing suede options, be sure to check out the full range at Spotlight.

Does Suede Require Special Maintenance?

Suede is a material that should be treated differently than other fabrics. So, if the material stains, it is recommended to remove the stain as soon as you can, as it can influence the material in a more permanent way.

There are special products out there that can help you remove a stain from suede materials. Still, there is one important thing to remember when it comes down to suede materials, more specifically that you should never rub such a stain. Dab the material to lift the stain, otherwise the stain can settle into the material permanently.

What Other Fabrics Does Spotlight Provide?

Spotlight has an amazing collection of fabrics, which are certainly not limited to suedes. In our catalogue, customers can find fabrics suitable for fashion, furnishings, home decorating projects, and much more. So, if you are a crafter in need of fabric, you will undoubtedly find it at New Zealand's biggest craft supply provider!

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