Challis Fabrics

Challis fabric is a lightweight, plain weave, soft to the touch, semi-fluid hand and often printed. It is usually made from rayon or wool. Rayon challis (pronounced shal-lee) has been used in creating faux chenille fabrics by layering several different prints on top of each other, stitching lines on the bias about 1" apart, and then slitting the top layers between the stitching leaving the bottom layer in tact. When the new sliced fabric is washed, it fluffs the raw edges, similar to a rag quilt, but more elegant. Shop for wool challis fabric, cotton challis fabric and rayon challis fabric below!

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    Ochoa Challis is an very soft and fluid rayon blouse-weight fabric from our basic stock collection of Rayon Challis.  Choose this coral as a match-mate for any of the fabrics in the Ocha Collection. 

    VF213-28 Ocha Challis - Lightweight Coral Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 56" wide
    • Cold wash,cool dryer or hang dry
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in our Summer 2021 Catalog.  Scroll down to view color coordinated fabrics from this collection.  Order a subscription to receive home delivery of the catalog and swatches every other month.

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    Bedford Day rayon challis print features small black and grey flowers tossed on a soft-white ground.  Sew this on its own for a semi-sheer blouse, or pair with the following companion fabric, VF213-42.  They can be stitched together in one garment, like a contrasting neckline and hem on a loose tunic.  We couldn’t resist working in Liesl & Co.’s “Afternoon Tea Blouse” into this catalog.  You’ll appreciate their softness against your skin, as well as the coolness rayon inherently provides.

    VF213-41 Bedford Day - Black and Grey Small Floral Print on White Rayon Challis Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 52" wide
    • Cold wash, line dry
    • Small, all over design
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in our Summer 2021 Catalog.  Scroll down to view color coordinated fabrics from this collection.  Order a subscription to receive home delivery of the catalog and swatches every other month.

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    Bedford Night rayon challis print features white and grey flowers on black.  Sew this on its own for a semi-sheer blouse, or pair with the preceding companion fabric, VF213-41.  They can be stitched together in one garment, like a contrasting neckline and hem on a loose tunic.  We couldn’t resist working in Liesl & Co.’s “Afternoon Tea Blouse” into this catalog.  You’ll appreciate their softness against your skin, as well as the coolness rayon inherently provides.

    VF213-42 Bedford Night - White and Grey Floral Print on Black Rayon Challis Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 52" wide
    • Cold wash, line dry
    • 24" design repeat
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in our Summer 2021 Catalog.  Scroll down to view color coordinated fabrics from this collection.  Order a subscription to receive home delivery of the catalog and swatches every other month.

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    Liberty Daffodil is from our basic stock rayon challis collection.  It’s such a pleasing tone of yellow, we’re sure you’ll enjoy wearing it. Did we mention how soft it is to the touch, and lightweight it is for wearing as a barely-there shell?

    VF213-49 Liberty Daffodil - Lightweight Yellow Rayon Challis Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 55" wide
    • Cold wash, cool dryer or hang dry
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in our Summer 2021 Catalog.  Scroll down to view color coordinated fabrics from this collection.  Order a subscription to receive home delivery of the catalog and swatches every other month.

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    We pulled Fizz Jade from our reorderable Rayon Challis Collection to work as a solid companion piece to Fizz Impression in our Transition 2021 fashion fabric catalog. These lightweight, woven gems beg to be sewn into a flowing dress, or blouse and skirt ensemble.  The solid challis can be interfaced and cut on the bias for binding the print.  

    VF214-08 Fizz Jade - Gem Colored Rayon Challis Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 54" wide
    • Cold wash, dry low.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2021 issue of Vogue Fabrics Catalog.  Order fabrics online, and subscribe to receive the catalogs with their swatches in the mail every-other month.  View color coordinated options in the related items below.

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    Fizz Impression is a lightweight, woven, rayon challis fabric with a small, all over design in jade, wisteria blue, black and white. Sew this into a blouse or lined skirt with plenty of flow or drape.

    VF214-09 Fizz Impression - Abstract Small Rayon Challis Print Fabric in Blues and Jade

    • 100% Rayon
    • 54" wide
    • Cold wash, dry low.
    • All over, small design.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2021 issue of Vogue Fabrics Catalog.  Order fabrics online, and subscribe to receive the catalogs with their swatches in the mail every-other month.  View color coordinated options in the related items below.

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    Absinthe Chill rayon floral print sports a subtle crinkled texture for lovely surface interest.  The ivory flowers look fabulous with the preceding gauze. Sew full-legged, drawcord pants of the print to wear with your gauze top, or whip the floral print into a summer dress, tunic, or flowing bohemian skirt.

    VF214-18 Absinthe Chill - Mellow Ivory Flowers and Watchet Stems on Navy Crinkled Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon.
    • 52" wide
    • Cold wash, tumble dry low.
    • 14" repeat, one way design.
    • Use nap layout.
    • 25%crossgrain stretch from the crinkles.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2021 issue of Vogue Fabrics Catalog.  Order fabrics online, and subscribe to receive the catalogs with their swatches in the mail every-other month.  View color coordinated options in the related items below.

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    Transition your wardrobe from the heat of summer to a cool autumn with B.K. Meadow crinkled rayon floral print.  Sprays of various sized blooms in an array of colors are tossed on a navy background.  Choose a pattern that calls for a lightweight woven with drape to showcase this beauty.

    VF214-26 B.K. Meadow - Colorful Tiny Floral Print on a Dark Navy Crinkled Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon..
    • 53" wide
    • Cold wash, tumble dry low.
    • 18" design repeat.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2021 issue of Vogue Fabrics Catalog.  Order fabrics online, and subscribe to receive the catalogs with their swatches in the mail every-other month.  View color coordinated options in the related items below.

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    Angel Impression is the purple version of the teal/blue rayon challis we featured earlier, VF214-09.  Light, drapey, soft to the touch, it is a wonderful choice for making flowing garments.  Sew a tunic, skirt, blouse, A-line dress, and even pajamas (it's just sooooo soft).

    VF214-43 Angel Impression - Abstract Small Rayon Challis Print Fabric in Purple and Lilac

    • 100% Rayon
    • 54" wide
    • Cold wash, cool dryer.
    • All over small design.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2021 issue of Vogue Fabrics Catalog.  Order fabrics online, and subscribe to receive the catalogs with their swatches in the mail every-other month.  View color coordinated options in the related items below.

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  • IF185-47 Cobham Compass -  Wool Challis Print Fabric
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    We have shown you plenty of rayon challis over the years, but how often do we get a chance to showcase a wonderful wool challis?  Cobham Compass features stylized arrows in purple, fuchsia and yellow on a black wool challis weave. The classic choice for a garment would be a giant square scarf that you can fold into a triangle and wear over your shoulders. How about adding to that a loose blouse to wear with sleek black slacks, or a full skirt worn with leather boots and a knit top.

    IF185-47 Cobham Compass -  Wool Challis Print Fabric.

    • 100% Wool
    • 57" wide
    • Dry clean
    • 6" repeat
    • One way design, use nap layout
    • 3" diamonds
    • Priced per yard
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    Norse Motif is a beautiful rayon challis print, with a scrolling design in rust, steel,and cream on black.  Whether you choose to sew a flowing skirt, wide leg pull-on pants, a tunic or loose blouse, choose a simple sewing pattern that will showcase the print.

    • VF201-02 Norse Motif - Rust with Steel and Cream Printed Rayon Challis Fabric
      100% Rayon
      55" wide
      Cold wash, air dry
      7.5" design repeat
      Priced per yard

    This fabric is featured in our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Early Spring 2020 issue.  Scroll down for color coordinated match-mates to wear as companions.

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    Rune Mandalas is a crinkled rayon challis print with colors of burgundy, rose, cream, moss, and black.  Sew this lightweight, fluid fabric into a loose tunic, peasant top, full skirt, A-line dress, or a long vest to wear over a knit top made from VF201-17.

    VF201-16 Rune Mandalas - Burgundy-Moss-Cream Crinkled Rayon Challis Print Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 55" wide
    • Dry clean or cold wash, line dry
    • 3" design repeat
    • Priced per yard

    This fabric is featured in our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Early Spring 2020 issue.  Scroll down for color coordinated match-mates to wear as companions.

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    Several of our members love riding horses, so we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to showcase Realm Equestrian rayon challis print.  We envision this being sewn into a loose blouse, worn open over a long dress sewn from the following crepe fabric (see related items).

    VF201-23 Realm Equestrian - Red-Gold-Black Horse Riding Themed Rayon Challis Print Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 52" wide
    • Cold wash, line dry
    • 6" design repeat
    • Priced per yard

    This fabric is featured in our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Early Spring 2020 issue.  Scroll down for color coordinated match-mates to wear as companions.

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    Brace yourself!  This is a wonderful print for summer excitment.  There is so much going on in this print, and it's not a large repeat at all.  Super lightweight, fluid, breathable, soft to the touch - it's everything you want when you wear a top in hot climates.  

    VF203-10 Nassau Excitement - Dynamic Lightweight Rayon Challis Print Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 54" wide
    • Dry clean or cold wash, line dry.
    • 7.5" repeat, one way design - use nap layout.
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    When you make your slacks and sweater-jacket from the ponti, you definitely will need a well-matched blouse to pull the ensemble together, and we found that in Oktoberfest Meadow.  This lightweight rayon not only sports a vivid floral print in mallard with teal and olive, it also has an underlying texture, giving it additional visual interest.  Choose a style of blouse that has drape and let the fabric flutter. 

    VF205-05 Oktoberfest Meadow - Blue Floral on Textured Rayon Blouseweight Fabric

    • 100% Rayon.  
    • 57” wide. 
    • Cold wash, cool dryer.
    • Large, all-over design.
    • Priced per yard

    This fabric is from our Fall 2020 Vogue Fabrics Catalog of color coordinated fashion fabrics.  

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    Gaia Challis is lightweight, soft to the touch, and has a beautiful drape.  Choose this for blouses where a lightweight woven with drape is required.  We carry a wide range of colors in this Rayon Challis, so click the link below to view that collection.

    VF212-04 Gaia Challis - Lightweight Coral Rayon Challis Fabric

    This fabric is part of our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Spring 2021 collection.  Scroll down to view color-coordinated related items, or click the link to view the entire catalog.  Order fabrics individually, or subscribe to receive home delivery of the catalogs and swatches.

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    For our final fabric in this collection, take a moment to visualize a scene.  Picture yourself standing on a shoreline with a gentle breeze blowing, fluttering your loosely cut rayon tunic made from Heirloom Tiles.  Midnight navy, off-white and pale mango marvelously play together in a geometric and floral design.

    VF212-24 Heirloom Tiles - Navy and Orange Geometric Printed Crinkled Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 58" Wide. 
    • Cold wash, dry low
    • 12" repeat.
    • One way design - use nap layout.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is part of our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Spring 2021 collection.  Scroll down to view color-coordinated related items, or click the link to view the entire catalog.  Order fabrics individually, or subscribe to receive home delivery of the catalogs and swatches.

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    Sustenance Snow is an ivory rayon challis fabric that is very lightweight, has a beautiful drape, and comes in an abundance of other colors.  This fabric is ideal for sewing summer tops and shells.

    VF212-28 Sustenance Snow - Ivory Rayon Challis Fabric

    This fabric is part of our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Spring 2021 collection.  Scroll down to view color-coordinated related items, or click the link to view the entire catalog.  Order fabrics individually, or subscribe to receive home delivery of the catalogs and swatches.

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    Reduction Jaipur features dramatic colors of ember orange, avocado green, violet and white that just pop against the black background.  If you have a swatch, feel how soft this fabric is.  You know you want to wear it.

    VF212-41 Reduction Jaipur- Orange and Green with Purple Paisley Print on Crinkled Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 56" Wide. 
    • Cold wash, dry low.
    • 6.5" repeat.
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is part of our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Spring 2021 collection.  Scroll down to view color-coordinated related items, or click the link to view the entire catalog.  Order fabrics individually, or subscribe to receive home delivery of the catalogs and swatches.

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    Turning now to Transit Plaid, you might assume at first glance it’s a worsted suiting, but the light weight and lovely fluidity are pure challis.  Consider making a large square scarf to wear tied at the neck as an accent piece. This is a lovely yarn-woven fabric.

    VF212-46 Transit Plaid - Black and White with Red Micro Houndstooth Plaid Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 58" Wide. 
    • Dry Clean or test before washing.
    • 3.25" design repeat
    • Priced per yard.

    This fabric is part of our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Spring 2021 collection.  Scroll down to view color-coordinated related items, or click the link to view the entire catalog.  Order fabrics individually, or subscribe to receive home delivery of the catalogs and swatches.

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  • IF184-47 Aircrew Gems - Ruby and Turquoise Rayon Print
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    Another great rayon print is Aircrew Gems, with small motifs that remind us of turquoise and ruby jewels in a setting. This lightweight, slightly crinkled woven is begging to be worn as a tunic, and the contrast band at the neck and hems should be sewn from Aircrew Turquoise.

    IF184-47 Aircrew Gems - Ruby and Turquoise Rayon Print.

    • 100% Rayon
    • 55" wide
    • Cold wash, tumble dry low
    • 5.5" design repeat
    • 10% cross-grain stretch
    • Priced per yard

    This fabric is featured in the Transition 2018 Vogue Fabrics Catalog. Click HERE to view the catalog.

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  • VF194-33 Culture Crinkle - Coral Motif on Pale Burgundy Blouseweight Crinkled Rayon Fabric
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    Sew a flowing skirt or wide legged pull-on pants made from Culture Crinkle rayon print.  The coral motifs brighten up the subdued burgundy in this breezy woven.

    VF194-33 Culture Crinkle - Coral Motif on Pale Burgundy Blouseweight Crinkled Rayon Fabric

    • 100% Rayon
    • 54" wide
    • Cold wash, tumble dry low
    • 8" design repeat
    • Priced per yard

    This fabric is featured in our Vogue Fabrics Catalog - Transition 2019 issue.  Click HERE to view that catalog.


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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: White

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    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Ivory

    • $4.99
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    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Yellow

    • $4.99
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    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    • 100% Rayon. 
    • 56/57" wide. 
    • Hand wash cold, line dry. 
    • Priced per yard. 
    • Color: Coral
    • $4.99
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    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Bright Coral

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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Red

    • $4.99
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    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Dark Red

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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Burgundy

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    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Turquoise

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    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per yard.

    Color: Jade

    • $4.99
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    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    100% Rayon.
    56/57" wide.
    Hand wash cold, line dry.
    Priced per 25 yards.

    Color: Royal

    • $4.99
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    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
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    Rayon Challis Solid Fabrics. Soft to the touch. Supple hand with beautiful drape. Lightweight for blouses, dresses and skirts. Also lovely as a scarf when accented with trims.

    • 100% Rayon. 
    • 56/57" wide. 
    • Hand wash cold, line dry. 
    • Priced per yard. 
    • Color: Eggplant