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Silk Stripe Shantung 610 610 15


Regular price $69.99 / Yard

Order by the Yard (Minimum order quantity is 5)



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  • Details
  • Hand
  • Luster
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Care

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.

Content:
100% Silk

Structure:
44 Inches Wide
5 Yards Minimum
Plain weave w/raw silk filament fibers in the warp direction

Hand:
Very slightly striated surface with medium weight thickness; very crisp and holds its structure when draped

Luster:
Very high degree of shine

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.

Care:
Dry clean for best results.


100% Silk
44 Inches Wide
5 Yards Minimum


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