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Satin and Sateen

What does Satin and Sateen mean?

Satin and sateen are two similar types of where the surface of the consists almost entirely of floated or threads. During the weaving process, the / threads pass over all but one of the threads in the other direction.

Style Terms explains Satin and Sateen

Satin and sateen are two similar types of where the surface of the consists almost entirely of floated or threads. During the weaving process, the / threads pass over all but one of the threads in the other direction. With a satin , the majority of the surface is made of threads. It creates a with a lustrous surface and a dull back. Satin is traditionally made of silk; however, today it is also made of , , , and acetate. It is frequently used for pajamas, lingerie, gowns, neckties, and ballet shoes. On the other , sateen has a surface made up of mostly threads. It is extremely soft with a shiny appearance similar to satin; however, it is made of instead of silk or . It is most often used for bed sheets or lining jackets.