Could things get cosier than this chocolate brown velveteen fabric? We don’t think so. It’s not a fabric that adheres to the usual expectations of a velveteen fabric – it combines practicality and resilience with a touch of true luxury, in a shade of brown that’s ever so slightly muted. This is a beautiful-quality fabric which we’d describe as a good medium-weight velveteen. Its quality is evident in its finish and feel as well as its refined shade of brown.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our chocolate brown velveteen fabric is a blend of polyester and viscose, with a short pile. There is a pile direction running the length of the fabric so you’ll need to exercise caution when you cut. There’s a tiny bit of elastane in the composition – not enough to make it a true stretch fabric – but just enough to provide a little ease in fitted trousers, skirts and jackets.
What does this fabric feel like?
Ooh. How soft can soft be? Our chocolate brown velveteen fabric is as soft as you can possibly imagine. We think we heard it purring just now…
How does this fabric move?
Although cotton velveteens are without doubt fabulous fabrics, the composition of this chocolate brown velveteen fabric means that it’s a much more pliable and draping fabric than you’d expect from a cotton fabric. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
This is near-opaque fabric which wouldn’t require lining for purposes of modesty as trousers for instance. However you’d probably want to line a pinafore, skirt or jacket in order to provide a little structure as well as to enable movement across hosiery or over other layers of clothing.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our chocolate brown velveteen fabric will be perfect for garments such as jackets (casually-tailored or jean-style), snappy short skirts to wear over winter woolly tights and pinafore dresses to layer over long-sleeved t-shirts. If you’re an aficionado of the ‘Cleo’ Dungaree Dress by Tilly and the Buttons then here’s your velveteen. However their ‘Ness’ Skirt would also be just the thing for our luxurious length of chocolate.
72% polyester, 25% viscose, 3% elastane
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees with a gentle spin. Smooth and hang to dry. Find out more on our About our fabric pages