Silk Shantung (54")

Sale price$19.99/ yard
SKU: SV574273


100% Silk
54 inches
85 GSM
0.15 mm
Dry Clean Recommended; Or Hand Wash & Hang Dry


Silk Shantung fabric is a crisp, thin, and shiny fabric that features a raised, slub texture. Woven from 100% natural and hypoallergenic silk, Silk Shantung fabric is woven in a plain style weave with silk fibers harvested from the mulberry silkworm. Silk shantung is more lustrous than fabrics made from other materials because silk fibers are flat, and thus reflect light at many angles. Additionally, Silk Shantung receives its slubbed texture from irregularities in the silk fibers, meaning that no two pieces look the same. Silk Shantung fabric is an elegant and luxurious fabric that when hung, has a crisp and light drape. Measuring 54 inches in width, Silk Shantung is 0.15 millimeters thick, has an 85 GSM, and weighs approximately 4 ounces per linear yard. Silk Shantung fabric is available in a variety of vibrant colors.

Silk Shantung fabric is a stylish fabric that can be used to craft apparel and decors. Use Silk Shantung fabric to sew dresses, gowns, jackets, and other similar garments used for weddings, parties, and other formal events. Take advantage of shantung’s ability to drape and make pleated, bunched, or other types of flowy clothing. Furthermore, make chic decors with Silk Shantung fabric like draperies, curtains, table covers, table runners, and even upholstery for furniture.

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Care Instructions

For the best and safest cleaning, it is recommended to dry clean this fabric. However, this fabric can be washed by hand with cold water and a mild detergent. This fabric should be hung to dry.


What is Silk Shantung?

Silk Shantung fabric is an elegant fabric that has a slightly slubbed texture and crisp feel. A symbol of luxury, Silk Shantung fabric can be commonly found in formal apparel. Examples include, wedding gowns, dresses, lingeries, dress shirts, suits, and so much more.

What is the texture of Silk Shantung?

Silk Shantung is woven in a ribbed weave style, making the fabric slightly textured. After normal wear, Silk Shantung fabric naturally gets softer over time. This process can be sped up, by handwashing Silk Shantung fabric in cold water with fabric softener or vinegar. Dry cleaning Silk Shantung fabric is recommended, hand wash at your own risk.

How do you care for Silk Shantung fabric?

It is recommended to dry clean Silk Shantung fabric. Silk Shantung fabric can be handwashed at your own risk. When handwashing Silk Shantung fabric, use cold water and a mild detergent; additionally, fabric softener can be used to soften Silk Shantung fabric. Hang Silk Shantung fabric to dry. Use extreme caution when handwashing Silk Shantung fabric, wet silk is susceptible to damage and heat may cause shrinkage. We always recommend trying to wash on a small swatch first to observe the potential effects.

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A Fabric Wholesale Direct Customer
Laura B.
United States
Well worth it

Sewed up well.

Fabric Wholesale Direct Silk Shantung (54) Review
Eartha W.
United States United States
Beautiful Silks

This is my third purchase with Fabric Wholesale direct! My first purchase was over one year ago and I was impressed! My second purchase was the Silk material and they were so beautiful and the quality was exceptional that is why I ordered a second order of the silk thus, making it my third order total! I highly recommend Fabric Wholesale Direct. Their fabrics are first quality, they are not seconds! I highly recommend Fabric Wholesale Direct you will never be disappointed!

Martha V.
United States United States
Beautiful Shantung

I ordered the irredescent green shantung. The fabric has a lovely sheen to it and the color changes a little upon movement. I made a blouse with it and it came out quite nice. My order did take a longer time than usual to arrive.

Joan H.
United States United States
yellow silk

I am very happy with the fabric and the color, I've been looking for this color for awhile now. It came quickly and was exactly what I expected

Sonia C.
United States United States
Silk shantung

Nice silk but color is lighter according to the picture.

Lynn U.
United States
Nice Fabric

I thought the material was high quality. I got the purple gold and you can see the purple nicely depending on how it hangs or the lights hit it. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

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