Seersucker Fabric

Seersucker Fabric

What is Seersucker? 

Seersucker is woven striped fabric generally  cotton, nylon or polyester blend. In seersucker some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. Most common color used are are white and blue.

Seersucker is made by slack-tension weave. Seersucker is produced by a limited number of manufacturers. It is a low-profit and high-cost item because of its slow weaving speed.


  • Seersucker is famous during British Colony Period during warm weather was worn by large group of people for suits.
  • During  American Civil War, material was used to make  famous baggy pants.
  • In 20th century, seersucker was used widely in mattresses, pillow cases and nightshirts during the hot summers in the Southern US and Britain.
  • In 1940s onwards, nurses and US hospital volunteers starts earning seersucker made red white uniforms.

What Makes it Stand Out

Raised stripes like effect makes it appearance different.

Texture  Uneven 
Fall Drapable 
Shine No
Sheer No

Application & Usage 

Used for suits, shorts, shirts, curtains, dresses, and robes.

Clothing  Yes
Home Furnishing Yes
Accessories  No

Care Instructions of Seersucker 

  • Can be washed by machine in cold water.

  • Dry the fabric by hanging or machine dried on medium.

  • Ironing is not needed.

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