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Dressmaking fabrics by the metre
Fashion fabrics by the metre
Dressmaking fabrics by the metre

Luxury dressmaking fabrics by the metre

new tess offers a wide selection of premium quality Italian dressmaking fabrics by the metre.

If you’re looking for quality, you’re in the right place.

We sell by the metre luxury fashion and tailoring fabrics of sumptuous texture, detail and hand feel: beautiful plain silks, wools, cottons, linens and microfibers, always ready in the warehouse.

We also offer a wide selection of seasonal premium quality woven and printed apparel fabrics with floral, geometric and abstract patterns; lace, embroidery and sequins fabrics for wedding, party or special occasion dresses; bouclé, tweed, tartan and wool fabrics for jacketing and coating.

You will be overcome with inspiration when browsing through our online fabric store!

Here you can find our fabrics grouped by type of fiber, texture and variety.
Choosing the right one for your sewing project depends on the function of the garment, the type of texture and drape you’re looking for, and your sewing abilities. For more information about each fabric, click on the “See all” link below each image gallery.

Browse our Silks

Silk Chiffon
Elegant, lightweight, sheer fabric with a soft, beautiful drape. Height: 139 cm (useful 136 cm). Weight: 26 gr/mt.

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Silk Organza
Elegant, lightweight, sheer fabric with a soft, beautiful drape. Height: 139 cm (useful 136 cm). Weight: 30 gr/mt.

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Silk Crepon
Lightweight, soft and vaporous fabric, characterized by lengthwise wrinkles. Height: 123 cm (useful 119 cm). Weight: 37 gr/mt.

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Silk Georgette
Thin, semi-transparent and matte fabric, fluid yet crisp, soft and shivery at the same time. Available in different patterns, heights and weights. Our plain silk georgette has a height of 138 cm (useful 135 cm) and weight of 55 gr/mt.

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Silk Satin Stretch
Seductive, slinky, lightweight and softly draping fabric that clings to the body. It combines the sheen of silk with the comfort of stretch. Height: 140 cm (useful 136 cm). Weight: 97 gr/mt.

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Silk Crêpe de Chine Stretch
Plain-woven fabric that combines the softness and sheen of silk crepe de chine and the comfort of a stretch fabric. Height: 134 cm (useful 130 cm). Weight: 100 gr/mt.

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Silk Crêpe Back Satin
Sophisticated, enveloping, fluid and sensual, with a beautiful hand and luxurious drape. It offers two textures in one. Available in different patterns, heights and weights. Our plain silk crêpe-backed satin has a height of 138 cm (useful 135 cm) and weight of 100 gr/mt.

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Silk Crêpe de Chine
One of our top sellers. Lightweight, elegant and tasteful plain-woven fabric. The shiny silk of the warp contrasts the matte of the weft. Available in different patterns, heights and weights. Our plain silk crêpe de chine has a height of 137 cm (useful 134 cm) and weight of 105 gr/mt.

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Silk Shantung Satin
Elegant and crisp fabric with a rough appearance characterised by natural slubs (raised bumps) and a soft sheen. Height: 147 cm (useful 143 cm). Weight: 125 gr/mt.

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Silk Radzemire
Elegant and luxurious fabric, with a twill weave, a structured hand and semi-lustrous appearance. Height: 139 cm (useful 135 cm). Weight: 150 gr/mt.

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Silk Duchesse Satin
Luxurious and elegant fabric with a compact semi-lustrous satiny sheen and slightly firm hand. Height: 138 cm (useful 135 cm). Weight: 165 gr/mt.

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Silk Dogaressa
Precious and elegant ribbed fabric in pure silk, made with fine yarns. Height: 136 cm (useful 132 cm). Weight: 171 gr/mt.

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Silk Faille
Glamorous, smooth, lustrous, and easy to drape fine-ribbed fabric, with a sustained hand. Height: 136 cm (useful 132 cm). Weight: 180 gr/mt.

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Silk Taffetas
Lightweight and elegant fabric, with a softly iridescent sheen, crisp hand and a typical rustling sound. Height: 136 cm (useful 132 cm). Weight: 180 gr/mt.

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Silk Cady (Drap)
Elegant and classic fabric with a fluid drap and semi-crepe texture. Height: 141 cm (useful 137 cm). Weight: 210 gr/mt.

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Browse our Wools

Gabardine Stretch

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Double-faced Wool Crepe

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Wool Crepe

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Wool Stretch

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Browse our Cottons

Cotton Sateen Stretch
Fresh and elegant, combines the sheen of the satin weave with the coolness and comfort of the stretch cotton. Height: 155 cm (useful 150 cm). Weight: 300 gr/mt.

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Lightweight Cotton Sateen Stretch
Our lightweight sateen is a crisp, soft, and fresh fabric, that combines the sheen of the satin weave with the coolness and confort of the stretch cotton. Height: 144 cm (useful 143 cm). Weight: 280 gr/mt.

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Piquet Stretch
Our honeycomb cotton piqué is natural, breathable and pleasant to the skin. Height: 150 cm (useful 145 cm). Weight: 315 gr/mt.

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Browse our Linens

Linen Canvas
Soft fine linen yarn dyed, with a beautiful hand and a unique combination of breathability and durability. Height: 142 cm (useful 138 cm). Weight: 183 gr/mt.

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Linen Blend
Elegant, fresh and versatile, it is made with a pure linen warp and linen-viscose blend with elastomer for the weft. Height: 144 cm (useful 141 cm). Weight: 300 gr/mt.

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Browse our Microfibers

Crepe Microfiber
Soft, practical and versatile fabric, with a beautiful drap, a crisp touch and vivid colours, washable at 30°, no ironing required. Height: 143 cm (useful 140 cm). Weight: 320 gr/mt.

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Lightweight Microfiber
Lightweight, chic and comfortable fabric that features the elegant appearance of a cady, washable at 30°, no ironing required. Height: 145 cm (useful 140 cm). Weight: 320 gr/mt.

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Smooth Microfiber
Now on sale! Fluid, soft and enveloping fabric, washable at 30°, no ironing required. Height: 145 cm (useful 140 cm). Weight: 320 gr/mt.

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Heavy Microfiber
Soft, smooth, almost velvety fabric, washable at 30°, no ironing required. Height: 144 cm (useful 139 cm). Weight: 341 gr/mt.

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