Trends aren’t only for patterns. This season is all about velvet, lace, and sequin. Velvet is perfect for the winter and a must on your fabric shopping list for this year Christmas party. However shopping can be a little minefield. That’s because most stores won’t have clear labelling. You will find on the market 3 main fabrics labelled “velvet”…. they are: velvet, velour, and velveteen.
What is the difference between velvet, velour, and velveteen?
- Velvet: woven blend made from rayon, silk, linen, mohair, and wool. Very soft and luxurious with sheen. These fabric has lovely drape and is used for garments. It has a longer pile.
- Velveteen: also know as “faux velvet,” usually made from cotton or cotton and silk. The appearance is less vibrant than velvet. Pile has more body and similar to corduroy.
- Velour: is easier to distinguish due to it’s plush appearance, knit and most often used in upholstery. Dense pile, sturdier and thicker.