Poplin Fabric

Poplin Fabric

What is Poplin Fabric?

  • Often known as Tabinet fabric, Poplin is a tightly woven fabric.
  • It has a very fine quality of warp yarn as well as coarser weft yarn. 
  • It is a plain, lightweight fabric which is ideal for making clothes as well as home decor products.
  • Poplin can be made with pure cotton, synthetic, or even with a blend of a wide variety of materials. 
  • Cotton poplin fabric is light and cool and because of its conventional weaving style, it lets the skin breathe properly. 
Poplin Fabric


  • During the 15th century, the word poplin was derived from the fabric papelino which was created at Avignon, France.
  • The name was taken from the Papal residence from where it was initially produced. 
  • Poplin became famous in the 20th century when it was used to make winter outfits. 
  • In World War II, Military personnel of Britain, as well as the U.S., used poplin as their main fabric to make their uniforms. It helped soldiers to stay cool when needed, however, it was durable to endure harsh elements. 
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What Makes it Special?


The tight weave of the fabric makes it feel smooth in comparison to knit fabrics as they are a little bumpy.


Poplin is light-weight and thin which makes it a great option for summer. 


It is a strong fabric, which can stand heavy wear.    


Poplin is a cheap fabric when purchased plain.

Easy to dye

It is easy to dye poplin which makes it a versatile option for different prints and colors. 


It is a breathable fabric which is why people use it to make sportswear. 

Application & Usage

Poplin’s lightweight texture, smooth and comfy properties make it best to wear on hot days. 


Blouses, shirts, pajamas, pants, etc. 

Home Furnishing 

Curtains, Pillow covers, etc.

Care Instructions 

  • Do not use hot water while washing the Poplin cloth as it might shrink.
  • Use iron at a medium to low temperature
  • Do not soak or bleach the fabric. 
  • Dry the fabric in shade.
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