Best Lame Fabrics
Here are our lame fabric reviews.
This unique, lightweight lame fabric is made from 100% polyester. This fabric is actually a mesh with lurex accents, overlaid with lame sequins. This combination creates a fabric that is great for creating costumes or home décor/table top accents. The fabric could also be used for a whole host of crafting projects as well.
- This line of fabric comes in twenty different colors
- Dry clean only
- Comes in 44” widths
This lightweight lame fabric, which features Lycra spandex, is stretchy and would be great for form fitting apparel. The fabric features a shiny, metallic look. This fabric would be a good choice for leggings that really stand out, costumes, dancewear, or other apparel items. This line of lame comes in over fifteen different colors.
- Fabric is a blend of 96% polyester and 4% Lycra spandex
- Fabric features 50% four-way stretch
- Dry clean only
This lame line of fabric is medium weight and features a unique printed foil and holographic accents that gives the fabric tons of sparkle and shine. This fabric really stands out, with 15% four-way stretch, it can be a good choice for making dancewear like leotards, costumes, leggings, jackets, form fitting apparel, and more.
- Fabric is a blend of 80% nylon and 20% Lycra spandex
- This line of fabric comes in fifteen different colors
- Dry clean
This knit lame fabric is medium weight. The base of the fabric is nylon, with added lame foil dots for a unique and noticeable shine. The fabric also features 20% four-way stretch, which helps make it a great choice for many different costumes, dancewear, and apparel items.
- Gentle wash with cold water and mild soap (do not use fabric softener or bleach), line dry
- Comes in 58” widths
- This fabric is a blend of 80% nylon and 20% Lycra spandex
5. Tissue Lame
This line of lame fabric comes in over ten different colors. The fabric is very lightweight and would be a great choice for projects that require an overlay. Alternatively, this fabric could be sewn with another fabric as a backing to make it heavier weight. The fabric features a beautiful, iridescent shine and has a crisp hand.
- This fabric would be a good choice for costumes, some dresses, and other apparel items, and could also be used for crafting projects
- Hand wash with cold water and mild soap, or dry clean (dry cleaning is preferred)
- This fabric is a blend of 55% metallic and 45% nylon
Lame Fabric Buying Guide
Lame can be very lightweight, lightweight, or it can be medium weight. Lame has a metallic or sparkly sheen, and is such a versatile fabric, that it can be used for many different projects. Crafting, apparel, dance, costumes, and home décor projects can all be made with lame fabric. Lame fabric often has some degree of stretch, but not all lame fabrics do.
Budgeting for Lame Fabrics
Lame fabrics are quite unique. They are distinctive fabrics that really stand out. Some lame fabrics are very lightweight, while others are medium weight and are made to be used for active wear and dancewear. Lame is a great choice for costumes and many other apparel items. You might think that the fabric would be quite expensive, but the good news is that most lines of lame fabric are actually very budget friendly. Many lame fabrics can be purchased for under ten dollars per yard, with some that start at half that price.
Caring for Lame Fabric
Lame garments and apparel items do have special care requirements. Every line of fabric will come with their own cleaning instructions. Some lame fabrics are dry clean only, while others can be hand washed with a very mild soap. Fabric softeners and bleaches should not be used. Lame should often be hung to dry and should not be put in a dryer.
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