Cotton fabric types
Cotton fabrics can be silky or rough, smooth or textured, thick or sheer, indestructible or luxurious, home furnishings and clothing. Versatility, softness, breathability, absorbency, performance and durability are just a few of the qualities that Have earned it year-round status.
Here are some of the many types of cotton fabrics:
Rugged, woven cloth made with coarse yarn. Also called duck. Use: cushions, slipcovers, shower curtains, paint dropcloths.
Fabric made with a modified plain or basket weave. Use: button-down shirts and more recently, sheets and pillowcases.
Fabric with a fine horizontal rib effect on the surface and high thread count. Use: high-quality shirting.
A satin-weave cotton with a smooth, lustrous surface. Striped sateen mixes lustrous with matte-finish stripes. Use: sheets, tablecloths, curtains.
Durable fabric with diagonal lines on its face. Use: pants, shorts, slipcovers.