Lawn Fabric: Structure, Characteristics and Uses

Last Updated on 19/01/2021

An Overview of Lawn Fabric

Sheikh Nurja
B.Sc. Engineer of Textile
Merchandiser of Buying House, Dhaka


Nowadays Lawn is a very familiar term to us. Many of us prefer lawn fabric though it is so comfortable to wear containing great drapability. Mostly nowadays it is renowned for ladies wear.

Lawn Fabric
Lawn is a term which is derived from the word ‘LAON’ which is a city of France. Lawn fabric or cloth is a type of plain weave fabric that is commonly made with cotton. But lawn was originally manufactured from linen. Lawn is lightweight, breathable fabric with a smooth texture.

lawn fabric
Fig: Lawn fabric

Structure of Lawn
Generally Lawn is made from high count yarn. 60’s to upper counted yarn is mostly used for manufacturing of lawn fabric. Fabric construction of Lawn can be expressed as following-

70’s x 100’s
….80 x 80

Warp count: 70
Weft count: 100
Ends per inch (EPI): 80
Picks per inch (PPI): 80

Technical structure of Lawn:


Drafting plan


Lawn fabric weaving plan

Characteristics of Lawn Fabric:

  1. Lawn is a light weight plain weaved fabric.
  2. It is generally opaque and sheer cloth.
  3. It is a fabric of characteristic in between voile and organdy. It is crisper than voile and less crisper than organdy.
  4. It is well-known for it’s semi transparency characteristics.

Classification of Lawn:
Lawn can be of:

  1. White ( bleached)
  2. Dyed
  3. Printed

Uses of Lawn Fabric:
Lawn fabrics are used in following sector:

  1. Dresses
  2. Blouses
  3. Underwear
  4. Nightwear
  5. Shirting
  6. Collar
  7. Cuff
  8. Aprons
  9. Curtains
  10. Pinafores
  11. Lingerie
  12. Baby wear
  13. Lawn suits
  14. Handkerchiefs

This fabric is perfect for lightweight tops, dresses, and skirts that are perfect for spring and summer. Due to the lightweight nature of the fabric, It can be also used as a lining fabric of garment.

Lawn dress
Fig: Lawn dress

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