Rayon Challis

Sale price$5.99/ yard
SKU: SV577405


100% Rayon
56/57 inches
115 GSM
0.22 mm
Dry Clean Recommended; Or Hand Wash & Hang Dry

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Rayon Challis fabric is a soft and airy fabric that is vibrantly colored. Woven with fibers made from the pulp of wood, bamboo, and other plants, Rayon Challis fabric is created to be an affordable alternative to silk, while feeling just as soft and smooth. The challis weave makes Rayon Challis fabric airy and pliable, with a gorgeous, flowy drape. Stylish and elegant, Rayon Challis is breathable and minimally translucent. Rayon Challis fabric holds dye well and is available in a variety of bright and vibrant colors.

Rayon Challis fabric is relaxed and stylish. Keep cool and use Rayon Challis fabric to make a blouse or sun dress. Rayon Challis can also be used to make a fashionable Hawaiian shirt. Additionally, Rayon Challis fabric is perfect for chic bedding, such as bed sheets and pillowcases. Are you interested in making a Rayon Challis fabric wrap dress? Click here, for the tutorial featured on our blog.

Care Instructions

For the best and safest cleaning, it is recommended to dry clean this fabric. However, this fabric can be washed by hand with cold water and a mild detergent. This fabric should be hung to dry.


What is Rayon Challis fabric?

Rayon Challis fabric is a smooth and soft fabric, woven from fibers derived from the pulp of wood, bamboo, and other plants. An affordable alternative to silk, Rayon Challis fabric is breathable, looks elegant, and has a flowy drapes. Rayon Challis fabric is minimally translucent and displays colors bright and vibrantly. Affordably priced, Rayon Challis fabric can be used to make chic apparel and decor.

What does Rayon Challis feel like?

Rayon Challis feels soft, smooth, and airy. An alternative to silk, Rayon Challis fabric is woven with fibers derived from the pulp of wood, bamboo, and other plants. Using a challis weave, finished Rayon Challis fabric is very soft, smooth, and minimally translucent. As a fabric, Rayon Challis fabric is breathable and flowy.

How opaque is rayon challis fabric?

Rayon Challis fabric is not opaque, it is minimally translucent. When used as a single layer, subtle outlines of anything under Rayon Challis Fabric can be seen.

How to sew with Rayon Challis fabric?

Rayon Challis fabric is simple to sew. First, always pre-wash Rayon Challis fabric with warm water to induce shrinkage and avoid additional shrinkage in the future. Since rayon Challis is so smooth and slick, it is recommended to use clothespins or weights to secure the fabric instead of push pins which would cause damage. If cutting Rayon Challis fabric, try a rotary cutter in place of scissors or shears for perfect, even cuts. When sewing Rayon Challis fabric, use a thin and sharp needle (10/70) to avoid creating large holes and snags in the fabric. Finish Rayon Challis fabric edges and seams by hand or with a serger / overlock machine to prevent fraying, and staystitch any fabric curves to prevent stretching. Lastly, hang Rayon Challis fabric before hemming to maximize stretch and reduce the chances of an uneven hem.

What is Rayon Challis used for?

Rayon Challis is used for elegant and stylish apparel and décor. An affordable alternative to silk, Rayon Challis fabric is soft, smooth, and breathable. Some wonderful Rayon Challis fabric applications include blouses, dresses, Hawaiian style shirts, bed sheets, pillowcases and so much more. Are you interested in making a Rayon Challis fabric wrap dress? Click here, for the tutorial featured on our blog. Rayon Challis Fabric Wrap Dress

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Paula J.

Lovely challis

I was very pleasantly surprised at the weight of this challis...I was expecting it to be much less substantial, given the price. I bought it in a few colours, using the navy for a lightweight jumpsuit that got a LOT of wear in the summer! I've also used the beige colour as lining in a dress, as it matches my skin tone nicely. Because it's so affordable, it can also be used as muslin/toile fabric for bias cut and slinkier garments. Best solid colour challis I've found.

Christy S.
United States United States

Best rayon

This is the best rayon I've ever found. It's the perfect weight and drape.

Y-Yen L.
United States United States

So beautiful, want more

I did not expect to fall in love with the challis like i did. It's supremely soft and smooth and very drapey. I know the care says to dry clean or hand wash. But i put it in my washing machine and dryer on the delicate setting and it's still wonderful. I think I'm obsessed and i want to buy all of the colors now!

Patricia P.
United States United States

Great price & value

This was my first experience with FWD but certainly not the last! The rayon challis was a dream to sew and was ideal for the vintage 1920s. I've already placed my second order. I do miss the fabric stores of yesteryear, but that ship has sailed. FWD offers an online alternative with good quality, great selection and prices I can afford plus fabric samples for a nominal fee. It requires some patience to wait fir the shipment, but that is an important part of planning any new project! Thank you.

chanel l.
United States United States


loved the stretch and texture

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Cynthia A.
United States United States

Rayon Challis

I haven’t used it yet but in w few weeks I will be tie dyeing

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