White Silk Habotai Fabric

£ 18.25  per metre

White silk habotai is a sheer, lightweight material made from 100% silk in a natural white shade. It is used for silk painting and fabric crafts, and can also be used as a fine lining for dressmaking.

10 Meter in stock (can be backordered)

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10 metres in stock


Machine Wash 30 Degrees


100% silk


Applique, Coat / Jacket, Craft Project, Dressmaking, Fancy Dress

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White silk habotai fabric is a sheer delicate material. This type of fabric is perfect for dressmaking, lining, and all kinds of fabric crafts, especially painting.  Fine, sheer 100% silk fabric, lightweight and has a glossy sheen. This natural white fine silk fabric can be used for a myriad of purposes. Our customers mostly buy it for its traditional use of silk painting, but it can also be used for dressmaking projects where a fine, light natural fabric is required.

How to use silk habotai fabric

  • Silk painting
  • Fabric crafts
  • dressmaking
  • dress linings
  • Bridal wear

Using silk habotai for silk painting

Silk habotai is a perfect fabric for silk painting. It's fine and lightweight, and when you apply dyes to the silk they flow naturally and allow the colours to spread softly creating beautiful results. Here's a link to find out more about silk painting using white silk painting fabric. It you're looking for a lightweight fabric to use for dressmaking, other options are this silk velvet satin in champagne  fabric, or for another lightweight crafting fabric, we stock a natural or a white muslin fabric.  Do you need sewing hints and tips? We love browsing useful sites online like this helpful sewing guide!  We also love watching The Sewing Bee for inspiration! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we have been making and get updates on all the latest Livingstone's news.

Colours can appear differently on screen, so although every care has been taken to represent them accurately, some variations may occur from real life. To check colours are as you expect we recommend you order a sample, to see and feel the fabric in the flesh. Free samples are available for all fabrics! Colours can also vary between dye lots, so please ensure you order enough for your project.

So we can package your fabrics beautifully for posting, they will be taken off the roll and folded. We try our best to always send fabric in one continuous length although this is not always possible, we will contact you if this is the case. Some fabrics are also on sale in our shop in Bridport, Dorset, so on rare occasions stock may not be available where it appears to be online. We do our best to avoid this and many fabrics can be reordered, again if this occurs we will contact you to discuss the options.

To keep your lovely new fabrics in the best condition we recommend checking out the Product Info for details on how to care for them. Washable fabrics should always be hand washed, before cutting and making your projects, in order to allow for shrinkage.

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