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Silk Beaded Pearls Shantung 05 Black

Regular price $193.99 / Yard

Order by the Yard (Minimum order quantity is 5)


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The Silk Beaded Pearls Shantung is a gorgeous premium quality fabric decorated with faux pearl beads. Shantung is a sturdy, wrinkle-resistant, medium weight fabric with a unique textured surface and a beautiful sheen. It is often used in eveningwear and bridal/wedding, but can also be used for suits and high end sportswear and home decor. Shantung is also known as "raw silk" or "spun wild silk"; it is similar to Dupioni silk, but Shantung a lighter weight and is made from woven raw silk fibers that give it a slightly striated texture. Shantung creates a beautiful effect for volume - it lends itself wonderfully to shirring, tucks and pleats. The silk fabric has a lightly pebbled surface and comes in a variety of neutral colors. Silk shantung is crisp and lustrous and contrasts elegantly with lighter-weight silks. Originating in the Shantung province in China, this fabric is extremely versatile making it perfect for dresses, suits, jackets and saris.

100% Silk

Beaded Faux Pearls
44 Inches Wide
5 Yard Minimum

Bumpy texture due to beading

Some shine reflected off beading

Tips and Tricks:

  • This fabric is very forgiving and easy to sew, but tends to ravel at raw edges – be sure to finish all seams and hems!
  • Use with nap cutting layout (i.e. all pattern pieces laid out in the same lengthwise direction) so all pattern pieces reflect light the same way and shading is prevented.
  • Use standard stitch size and a sharp, universal (or quilting) needle when machine sewing
  • Shantung is wrinkle resistant, but since it is a natural fiber this means it also does not hold a sharp crease well
  • Great for tailored and structured garments
  • Texture can feel rough on the skin, so it’s best to line garments made in this fabric.
  • Even when fully lining the garment, finish seam allowances to prevent fraying
  • The fabric is somewhat stiff in its original state – you can wash on gentle cycle with cold water and hang straight to dry for softer drape. We recommend you test a small piece of yardage first, though.
  • Shantung is very versatile. Depending on the garment, some of the finishes you can use are: French seams, overlock (serger), binding, rolled hem, hand-stitched or top-stitched hem.


Dry clean for best results.

Silk Shantung
Beaded Faux Pearls
44 Inches Wide
5 Yard Minimum

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