Voile Fabric Product Guide

Voile is a beautiful sheer fabric that can be used for a large range of projects including window treatments, apparel and event décor.

Voile comes in two different varieties. Traditional voile is 118 inches wide, making it perfect for any project where you need a light weight sheer fabric, and crushed voile, which is 108 inches wide, and adds a little texture while still being light and airy.

While lightweight and sheer, voile is a little stiffer than chiffon, and would be the perfect material for a wedding vail, chair sashes, table cloths, or as a lining in a christening gown or any other dress that could use the gentle structure of a nice crisp voile.

Voile Fabric Product Guide Video

Working with Voile Fabric

Like other sheer fabrics, there are a few tips and tricks when it comes to working with this material.

Care & Preparation

Pre-wash the fabric if you wish, using the method you plan to launder the finished garment. We generally recommend dry cleaning, but if you must, wash on a delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.


When cutting Voile, use sharp shears and cut slowly, checking often to make sure that your fabric has not slipped. It is a great idea to mark out what you are cutting with a fabric marker beforehand, so you can see that your lines are straight. We also don’t recommend folding the fabric in half and cutting on the fold, because of how slippery this fabric can be.

Needle & Thread

Choose a fine (75/11 to 65/9) ball point needle when sewing with Voile and a quality polyester thread.


When pinning Voile, use lots of extra thin pins, preferably a silk pin, but anything size 17 and under would be well.


When you’re ready to sew, you want to use a lower the tension for a looser stitch that is less likely to pucker.


If you are having a hard time where the fabric keeps getting sucked into your machine, place tissue paper or fabric stabilizer on the bottom of your fabric and sew like normal. Then after you are done sewing you can just rip the paper away.

If you are working with a really delicate looking garment, don’t backstitch at the beginning and end. This can sometimes make the stitch look bulky. Instead, leave plenty of thread hanging loose and tie it off after you are done sewing.


When ironing Voile, we recommend using a damp press cloth on a low heat setting.

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