A: Satin fabric is comprised of many different types of fabrics. The name, satin, refers instead to the special weaving technique that results in the soft, shiny finish that it is famous for.
Q: What is satin fabric used for?
A: Satin is commonly found used in apparel such as women’s lingerie, nightgowns, blouses, evening gowns, pillowcases, shirts, bedding, and even in the pointe shoes used in ballet.
Q: Is satin expensive?
A: Since what makes a fabric satin is how it is woven, how expensive it depends on the fabric it is created from. For instance, 100% silk satin will be more expensive than polyester satin. There are plenty of affordable options for satin fabrics.
Q: What's better satin or silk?
A: Whether silk or satin is better depends on what you use the fabric for, and how much you are willing to spend on it. At the end of the day, it comes down to your fabric needs. Both silk and satin have a shimmering, soft, and slippery feel.