This cupro blend is a textile lover’s dream. Similar in hand and feel to sandwashed silk, we love its ethereal floatiness and elegant drape. With a soft, sueded texture and slight sheen, it's an absolute joy to handle and wear. Produced from regenerated cellulose fibre from cotton waste, cupro is breathable and regulates temperature like classic cotton. Use it for any lightweight garment, from floaty dresses, blouses, wide-legged pants and lingerie. Fully opaque, no lining is needed for this fabric.
From our studio in beautiful Montreal, Canada, we are delighted to ship to makers worldwide. Shipping is free on U.S. and Canadian orders over $150. U.S. and Canadian orders ship in 3-7 business days, and international orders take between 12-40 days. That said, all additional customs and duties that may be collected at the border are the sole responsibility of the customer.
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Cupro is a good substitute for silk in some instances. I’ve made a couple of blouse with which I am pleased. The best part about the fabric is that it’s machine washable and can be placed in a dryer resulting in a fairly wrinkle-free garment.
This material shredded along the selvage on the first wash in the handwash cycle, leaving large ragged holes. When I emailed Core, they let me know this is typical of the fabric due to how it is produced and offered a 20% refund.
Frankly, I’m appalled that they would continue to stock and sell a material they know to be low quality - and for such a premium price!
Based on this experience, I have very low trust for their quality control.
We wanted to apologize for your negative experience, and clarify our initial email: the holes in the selvedge of the cupro come from the machine in which it is manufactured, and not from the quality of the fibre used, or the integrity of the fabric itself. We truly believe in the quality of this fabric, which is why we continue to stock it despite the occasional manufacturing defects. We keep a close eye on the selvedge of our cupro because of this.
We are so sorry you recieved a cut that was below our standards. We hope to have the chance to prove our commitment to quality to you in the future.
I love the colour of this pretty fabric. Now that I made a dress with it I have some mixed feelings. It does look gorgeous however it’s not that easy to sew fue to it stickiness factor, it doesn’t move smoothly under the needle. Another point is that it’s extremely wrinkly, as I finished ironing the dress, new wrinkles appeared out of nowhere even before I put it on, just from handling the fabric. Any tips of keeping it less wrinkly would be appreciated.
Bought this to make a dress for one of my daughters for family pictures! Can’t wait to sew with it!
This IS lovely fabric but, I found it a little tricky to work with. I'm not a beginner; I'd call myself intermediate. I'm rating this four instead of five because after reading so many glowing reviews I decided I had to have this fabric, but I also want to let potential buyers know what to expect. (After working with it I went back and re-read the reviews and discovered many of the reviewers had not actually sewn it up yet.) It is slippery- no problem. I straightened the grain and pinned the fabric to paper to cut out. It wrinkles easily but irons well - with a press cloth and mid temp iron. It has no ease what so ever, so attaching the collar on the shirt I made was tedious. I think if you choose your pattern wisely and you are patient and meticulous you'll be rewarded with a lovely garment. I made the Style Arc Monty shirt but I don't think it was the best pairing; the simpler the pattern the better. I see they recommend the CC Amy jumpsuit which would be a great choice