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Taffeta

Whether it’s made from silk or polyester - taffeta fabric is ideal for dressmaking, especially a taffeta cocktail dress, as well as home decor, making perfect curtains. This fabric stands out due to its sturdy hand and classic shimmery surface. Made using a plain weave, taffeta fabric comes in a range of different finishes: From crushed and patterned to iridescent and embroidered - we’ve got a huge selection of taffeta fabrics.
  • Crush Taffeta ...

    Crush Taffeta Sun 1
    from £ 8.95/m
    140 cmcarmine58%Polyester42%Polyamide
  • Crush Taffeta ...

    Crush Taffeta Sun 7
    from £ 8.95/m
    140 cmsilver58%Polyester42%Polyamide
  • Polytaffeta Bl...

    Polytaffeta Blanco 5
    £ 10.95/m
    £ 5.99/m
    135 cmviolet55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Polytaffeta Bl...

    Polytaffeta Blanco 1
    £ 10.95/m
    £ 5.99/m
    135 cmblack55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Silk Taffeta P...

    Silk Taffeta Plain 5
    £ 29.70/m
    £ 15.30/m
    137 cmlight green100%Silk
  • Silk Taffeta P...

    Silk Taffeta Plain 2
    £ 29.70/m
    £ 15.30/m
    137 cmbrown100%Silk
  • Taffeta Tulle ...

    Taffeta Tulle embroidery 1
    £ 18.95/m
    £ 8.99/m
    135 cmlilac55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Taffeta Shiny 4

    Taffeta Shiny 4
    £ 12.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    145 cmpearl grey100%Polyester
  • Taffeta Lace e...

    Taffeta Lace embroidery 2
    £ 17.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    135 cmlilac52%Polyester48%Nylon
  • Taffeta Lace e...

    Taffeta Lace embroidery 1
    £ 17.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    135 cmburgundy52%Polyester48%Nylon
  • Taffeta Shiny 2

    Taffeta Shiny 2
    £ 12.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    145 cmgrey100%Polyester
  • Taffeta Shiny 1

    Taffeta Shiny 1
    £ 12.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    145 cmrust red100%Polyester
  • Crush Taffeta ...

    Crush Taffeta Sun 9
    from £ 8.95/m
    140 cmblack58%Polyester42%Polyamide
  • Taffeta Shiny 3

    Taffeta Shiny 3
    £ 12.95/m
    £ 6.99/m
    145 cmlight brown100%Polyester
  • Taffeta Tulle ...

    Taffeta Tulle embroidery 2
    £ 18.95/m
    £ 8.99/m
    135 cmkhaki55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Taffeta Tulle ...

    Taffeta Tulle embroidery 3
    £ 18.95/m
    £ 8.99/m
    135 cmblue55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Polytaffeta Bl...

    Polytaffeta Blanco 2
    £ 10.95/m
    £ 5.99/m
    135 cmslate grey55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Taffeta Medium...

    Taffeta Medium Crash 42
    from £ 5.95/m
    142 cmcream55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Polytaffeta Bl...

    Polytaffeta Blanco 4
    £ 10.95/m
    £ 5.99/m
    135 cmnavy55%Polyester45%Nylon
  • Furnishing taf...

    Furnishing taffeta Carmine – gold
    from £ 20.95/m
    150 cmgold100%Polyester
  • Crush Taffeta ...

    Crush Taffeta Sun 3
    from £ 8.95/m
    140 cmwhite58%Polyester42%Polyamide
  • Furnishing taf...

    Furnishing taffeta Carmine – white
    from £ 20.95/m
    150 cmwhite100%Polyester
  • Furnishing taf...

    Furnishing taffeta Carmine – silver
    from £ 20.95/m
    150 cmsilver100%Polyester
  • Crush Taffeta ...

    Crush Taffeta Sun 5
    from £ 8.95/m
    140 cmmud58%Polyester42%Polyamide
  • Furnishing taf...

    Furnishing taffeta Carmine – black
    from £ 20.95/m
    150 cmblack100%Polyester
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The fabric:

The original name relates to a weave that places the thin warp threads close together and inserts a slightly thicker weft thread. This produces a ribbed structure, which also provides the fabric with its typical shape. Today, taffeta is mainly made using a plain weave, and it receives its look and sturdiness from the fabric and its finish. Taffeta is most frequently used in elegant evening and festive fashion as well as for decorative purposes.
As an outer layer, taffeta may consist of silk (silk taffeta) as well as artificial fibres (e.g. nylon, polyester, viscose) and a mixture of these. Taffeta is available unicoloured as well as in printed and embroidered variations. Taffeta may also feature varying surface textures, e.g. with a moiré effect or crushed, which refers to bunched or folded textured taffeta. Woven jacquard patterns are more seldom.

 

Care instructions:

Taffeta should be treated according to its composition.
Artificial fibres such as polyester, etc. will stand up to machine washing at 30°C with spin cycles of up to 800 rpm. If the fabric is embroidered or very fine, then the article may be washed in a machine in a large laundry bag accordingly.
Silk taffeta may be dropped off for cleaning or washed (very carefully) by hand.
Always iron inside-out at low temperature (1st setting) and spray lightly (more misting than spraying), since water spots might result otherwise. Crushed articles shouldn’t be ironed at all.

 

Production advice:

Taffeta, like silk, is one of the more ‘difficult’ fabrics, but these advice will make it easier for you to handle:
Always use a new, thin, high-quality needle with a point (thickness 60 to 70), otherwise threads will catch.
The stitch length should be normal (2 to 3.5). To be on the safe side, try out a test piece to find the right settings for your machine.
A seam should always be removed very gently, to avoid visible needle holes.
Extremely crushed taffeta may be top stitched with a simple straight stitch inside the seam, since this will make sure that the folds don’t twist up.