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Batiste Fabric

What is Batiste Fabric?

  • Batiste is a fine cloth made from cotton, wool, polyester, or a blend, and the softest of the lightweight opaque fabrics.

History

  • Batiste is a balanced plain weave, a fine cloth made from cotton or linen such as cambric. Batiste was often used as a lining fabric for high-quality garments. Batiste is also used for handkerchiefs (cotton batiste) and lingerie (batiste de soie).
  • In 1901 Chambers' Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language defined batiste as "usual French name for cambric" or "applied in commerce to a fine texture of linen and cotton.''
  • "Cambric" is a synonym of the French word batiste, itself attested since 1590. Batiste itself comes from the Picard batiche, attested since 1401, derived from the old French battre for bowing wool. The modern form batiste or baptiste comes from a popular merge with the surname Baptiste, pronounced Batisse, as indicated by the use of the expressions thoile batiche (1499) and toile de baptiste (1536) for the same fabric.The alleged invention of the fabric, around 1300, by a weaver called Baptiste or Jean-Baptiste Cambray or Chambray, from the village of Castaing in the peerage of Marcoing, near Cambrai, has no historic ground.

What Makes it Stand Out?

  • Lightness, softness, smoothness, strength and durability, when combined with the attributes of Tencel®, (softer than silk, cooler than linen, and naturally anti-microbial)
Texture Light weight and soft 
Fall Drapable
Shine  Light sheen - dull 
Sheer Semi sheer - opaque  

 

Applications & Uses

  • Beddings , lingerie , night wear and summer clothes .
Apparel Yes
Home Furnishing  Yes
Accessories -

 Batiste bedding

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Batiste night wear

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Care Instructions

  • Best is to hand wash in cold water.
  • Hang drying .
  • Don't heat your iron if wrinkles do appear.
  • Cool iron is best.

Reference Links

https://sewingiscool.com/ what-is-batiste-fabric/

https://sewport.com/fabrics -directory/batiste-fabric


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