Silk Charmeuse Fabric

Silk Charmeuse Fabric

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Silk charmeuse fabric: 144 colors available per type, 14 different silk charmeuse fabrics in stock, ready to ship in 24 ~ 48 hours. Offer FREE silk color card & silk fabric swatches.

Price per yd Width Weight Description of Silk Fabric Fabric Content
$22.95 45" 19mm Silk Charmeuse 100% Silk
$21.45 45" 16mm Silk Charmeuse 100% Silk
$24.95 55" 16mm Silk Charmeuse 100% Silk
$26.45 45" 19mm Silk Hammered Satin 100% Silk
$29.45 55" 19mm Silk Charmeuse 100% Silk
$42.95 55" 30mm Silk Heavy Charmeuse 100% Silk
$35.45 45" 30mm Silk Heavy Charmeuse 100% Silk
$43.45 45" 36mm Silk Double faced Charmeuse 100% Silk
$25.45 55" 16mm Silk Charmeuse JQD 100% Silk
$29.45 55" 19mm Silk Charmeuse JQD 100% Silk
$24.45 43" 19mm Silk Span Charmeuse 92% Silk 8% Span
$29.95 53" 19mm Silk Span Charmeuse 92% Silk 8% Span
$43.95 43" 36mm Silk Span Heavy Charmeuse 94% Silk 6% Span
$22.45 51" 15mm Silk Crinkle Charmeuse 100% Silk

Silk charmeuse is a lightweight and mid-weight fabric, woven with a satin weave, where the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing, weft, threads. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish—lustrous and reflective—whereas the back has a dull finish. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Silk charmeuse fabric differs from plain satin in that charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight.

The luster and delicate hand make silk charmeuse fabric suited to lingerie, flowing evening gowns, and drapery blouses. Bridal gowns sometime use silk charmeuse, however, the fabric does not hold a shape well, so it is not used for full, flared skirts; the charmeuse tends to cling and hang against the body. It is best suited to a more fluid, slinky bias cut, and is too fragile and flimsy for more tailored clothing.

Its uses in menswear include the lining of jackets and slacks, handkerchiefs, ties, and underwear such as silk charmeuse boxer shorts.

It is one of the more challenging silk fabric to sew and not recommended for beginners. The silk fabric is extremely slippery and difficult to control through the presser foot of a sewing machine. Seams have a tendency to pucker and pull; a smaller stitch length and finer thread can minimize this, though the experience of the sewer will impact the finished result as well. Silk charmeuse also tends to leave holes and marks where the fabric was pinned, making the manipulation of pattern pieces more challenging. For greater ease of sewing, a sizing product can be sprayed on before cutting and washed out after the garment is completed.

Silk charmeuse fabric tears easily, especially when wet, so dry-cleaning is recommended. The look of satin is highly prized for dressy garments, since it flows well on the body and catches light in stunning patterns.