Is there anything that sounds more comfortable, and comforting, than the word “velveteen”? We don’t think so! Velveteen is a cotton-based textile that has a texture and luxurious hand similar to true velvet cloth. Though the fabrics look similar when placed side by side, velveteen is slightly more structured and does not drape as smoothly as real velvet. The material also has a less striking, more neutral shine when under light. However, these characteristics make it ideal for apparel projects that require a more supportive fabric, such as blouses, skirts or jackets. The neutral shine is also a desirable characteristic when you want to craft a garment that is more understated than it is flashy. Velveteen textiles can also be used in home décor projects, costume crafts and other fabric endeavors which call for velvet or velvet-like materials. Adding a nice sampling of velveteen to your discount fabric stash is simple when you shop at Beverly’s online fabric store.