Best Dupioni Fabrics
Here are our dupioni fabric reviews.
1. Dupioni Silk
Because of the weave of the silk, dupioni silk features a characteristic slub texture that runs across the fabric. This fabric also has the characteristic, lustrous dupioni sheen. This dupioni silk is wonderfully soft and drapes beautifully. This line is very versatile and can be used for many different apparel projects. Bridal items, jackets, skirts, blouses, and dresses can all be made with dupioni, as can window treatments, bedding, pillows, and other home décor accessories and accents.
- Fabric must be hand washed or dry cleaned
- This line of fabric comes in twenty different colors to choose from
- This lightweight fabric is made from 100% silk
This line of silk has both the slub texture and the lustrous sheen that is signature to dupioni fabric. While some lines of dupioni fabric are quite affordable, this line is a luxury line and is priced accordingly. This fabric is soft, drapes well, and is versatile enough to be used for both apparel items as well as many different household projects.
- This line comes in almost eighty different colors
- Fabric is dry clean only
- This fabric is very lightweight and is made from 100% silk
This line of dupioni silk fabrics features the signature slub texture, but it has more of a matte sheen. It does have a full bodied drape that is perfect for making a whole host of different projects. While this silk can be used for fancier blouses, skirts, jackets, dresses, and other formal apparel, it is also durable enough to be used for bedding, drapery, tabletop décor, or other household accessories.
- Dry clean only
- Comes in 54” widths
- This fabric is very lightweight and is 100% silk and has been hand painted
If you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford real silk, buying a faux dupioni could be a good option. Surprisingly, the faux dupioni silk also features the slub texture that dupioni is so well known for and also has a beautiful, lustrous sheen. Dupioni silk is also known for the beautiful way that it drapes, and this fabric also features a full bodied drape.
- Like real dupioni silk, this fabric is also very versatile and can be used to make both apparel and household items
- This fabric is very lightweight and is made from 100% polyester
- This line of fabric is available in over fifteen different colors
For those that can’t afford dupioni made with 100% silk, buying a faux dupioni is the next best thing. This dupioni comes in specialty wide widths that can make sewing projects like bedding, drapery, and even some apparel items that much easier and faster. This fabric is budget friendly, has a full bodied drape, a matte sheen, and a slub texture.
- Dry clean only
- Fabric is very lightweight
- Made from 100% polyester
Dupioni Fabric Buying Guide
You might think that silk fabrics are hard or fussy to work with, but that’s not always the case. Dupioni silk or faux dupioni can often be quite easy to work with. Dupioni is often a popular choice because of the many great benefits of the fabric, but also because it is durable, beautiful, classy, elegant, and drapes well. Dupioni also comes in many different colors and widths, making it easy to customize for a whole host of different projects.
Dupioni fabric is lightweight and soft enough to make many different apparel items, but it is also durable enough to stand up to tougher household and everyday use. Dupioni can make wonderful jackets, dresses, and blouses. It is a very popular choice for wedding gowns, as well as for bridesmaid dresses. Dupioni fabric can also be used to make beautiful drapes, table cloths or table runners, accent cushions, pillows, bedding, and more. The fabric is generally dry clean only, and has almost no stretch, which is important to consider before beginning any project.
Dupioni fabric that is made from 100% silk can be quite expensive, while others that are still made from 100% silk can be more middle of the line as far as pricing goes. If you’re on a tight budget, looking into buying a faux dupioni might not be as questionable as it sounds. Faux dupioni features the same slub texture, beautiful sheen, and full bodied drape that many of the real silk dupioni fabrics do. They are generally also only dry clean only. Keep in mind that if you would like the properties of silk, faux dupioni won’t offer all of the same properties, as it is generally made from polyester, which is a synthetic fiber. Faux dupioni is very budget friendly though, which is an important aspect to consider, especially for larger projects.
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