Sateen is a cotton fabric with a satin-like finish, often found in bed sheets.

Sateen is usually made of cotton, or sometimes rayon. Better qualities are mercerized to give a higher sheen. Some are only calendered to produce the sheen but this disappears with washing and is not considered genuine sateen. Sateen may be bleached, dyed, or printed. It is difficult to make good bound buttonholes on it as it has a tendency to slip at the seams.

Sateen produces the sheen and softer feel through the use of a different structure in the weaving process. The sateen structure is four over, one under, placing the most threads on the surface, making it extremely soft, though slightly less durable than other weaves. Standard, non-sateen, weaves use a one over, one under structure. Satin also uses this structure, however, instead of using cotton, different materials are used (e.g., silk, polyester, etc).

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  • sateen — glossy cloth resembling satin, 1878, variant of SATIN (Cf. satin) (q.v.), perhaps influenced by VELVETEEN (Cf. velveteen) (q.v.), where the ending is a variant of ine …   Etymology dictionary

  • sateen — ► NOUN ▪ a cotton fabric woven like satin with a glossy surface. ORIGIN alteration of SATIN(Cf. ↑satiny) …   English terms dictionary

  • sateen — [sa tēn′, sətēn′] n. [< SATIN, modeled on VELVETEEN] a smooth, glossy cloth, as of cotton, made to imitate satin …   English World dictionary

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  • sateen — noun Etymology: alteration of satin Date: circa 1878 a smooth durable lustrous fabric usually made of cotton in satin weave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sateen — /sa teen /, n. a strong cotton fabric constructed in satin weave and having a lustrous face. [1875 80; var. of SATIN, by assoc. with velveteen] * * * …   Universalium

  • sateen — noun A type of cotton cloth with a shiny surface and dull back, woven using the technique that, when applied to silk or nylon, results in cloth called satin …   Wiktionary

  • sateen — see SATIN …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • sateen — glossy cotton or wool Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

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