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What is "Velveteen" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric with a single weft, similar to velvet but generally much softer and used for apparel.
A filling pile cloth in which the pile is made by cutting an extra set of filling yarns which weave in a float formation. These yarns are woven or bound into the back of the material at intervals by weaving over and under one or more warp ends.
Cotton, sometimes rayon, with a very short filling pile. Woven with a extra filling yarn with either a plain or a twill back (twill back is the best). Velveteen is often mercerized with a durable finish. It is strong and takes hard wear. Poor quality rubs off. Some velveteen can be laundered. It is a warm, cozy fabric that comes in all colors, gradually piece dyed or may be printed. Vetveteen has to be cut all one way. Press carefully, preferably on a velvet board, or tumble dry after laundering (no pressing needed). Mostly used in children's wear, dresses, coats, draperies, lounge wear, and a few special Rabbits.
Velveteen is a cotton cloth made in imitation of velvet. The term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression. The velveteen, trade varies a good deal with the fashions that control the production of velvet.
A woven fabric generally of cotton or a cotton blend with a short, dense pile resembling velvet. Velveteen differs from velvet in that it is usually made with cotton, it generally has a shorter pile and it is a filling pile fabric whereas velvet is a warp pile fabric. Used for women's wear, drapery, upholstery.
Velveteen is an all cotton pile fabric with short pile resembling velvet.
A material made from cotton and which is otherwise similar to velvet.
A cotton cut-pile weave fabric, utilizing extra fill yarn construction, with either a twill or a plain weave back. The fabric is woven with two sets of filling yarns; the extra set creates the pile.

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