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Inspiration for Sewing with Tencel

Tencel™️ Lyocell is a beautiful fabric to wear. It is soft, breathable, comfortable and lightweight. It has a silky feeling next to your skin and once you fall for it you will want to wear it forever. 

Tencel™️ Lyocell is a cellulose fibre made from wood pulp, similar to viscose or rayon, but has a more sustainable manufacturing process. The raw fibres used are from sustainable sources and the manufacturing process uses nano technology in a ‘closed loop’ process that eliminates waste. 

So what can you make with it? Tencel is perfect for a wide range of garments including dresses, skirts, tops, jumpsuits, lightweight jackets and coats or trousers. It comes in different weights and can be blended with different fibres to create a different look to the final garment. 


Fabric Tips

When working with Lyocell, especially any that have been Sandwashed, you will need to take extra care when washing your fabric. Wash on a cold cycle (max 30 degrees) and low spin, do not leave it in the washing machine once the cycle has finished and line dry were possible. Lyocell may develop faded lines over time, this is a quality of the fabric to be embraced as it absorbs so much colour during the dying process. However if you take care when washing it you will not notice much change. 

Lyocell fabric is tightly woven which is what gives it its beautiful drape and handle. Make sure you use a Microtex needle and sharp pins when sewing with this fabric. 



Lush Sandwashed Lyocell Twill in Navy

Sewing Patterns By Masin Sicily Slip Dress

Dresses are a great option for Lyocell fabrics. They have a beautiful drape and hang really well. A slip dress in this fabric will be a little more stable as it has a heavier weight and drape than viscose.


Meet MILK Puff Light Diamond Jaquard with Tencel™️ fibres

Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Smock dress with Add On Pack

The Indigo dress with add on puff sleeves and extra tiers is the perfect romantic style for Tencel™️ fabrics. Choose a light colour like the Puff Diamond Jacquard above for spring and summer or a darker shade with a print for winter like the Meet MILK Whimsy Dark Navy with TENCEL™️ Lyocell fibres.

Whimsy in Dark Night


Lush Sandwashed Lyocell Twill in Ochre

Papercut Patterns Meridian Dress 

Wrap dresses and tie details will add interest to this beautiful fabric. The Wildwood Wrap Dress or Meridian Dress will both work with Lyocell. 

Meet MILK Cider Light Diamond Jacquard with TENCEL™️ Lyocell Fibres

Sew House 7 Wildwood Wrap Dress


Meet MILK Whimsy with TENCEL™️ Lyocell Fibres in Frog and Purple Night 

Tessuti Fabrics Lois Dress

The Meet MILK Whimsy print is perfect for colour blocking to recreate this Rixo dress. Lyocell is perfect for making most type of dresses and can transform a pattern from something casual to something quiet luxurious. Scroll on down for more inspiration. 



White Flowers on Green TENCEL™️ Lawn Fabric

Lore Pair Nansu Dress

This lightweight and drapey TENCEL™️ Lawn is perfect for a statement off the shoulder dress. The latest release from Lore Pair- the Nansu Dress, can be styled both off the shoulder or tied up around the neckline to cover your shoulder in the chilly evenings. This dress is perfect for summer parties. 


Lush Sandwashed Lyocell Twill in Rose

New Look 6866 Sewing Pattern

A 60’s inspired mini dress will have beautiful movement in our Lush Sandwashed Lyocell. 


Meet MILK Amber Hoya Linen Jacquard with TENCEL™️ Lyocell Fibres

Fibre Mood Viva Dress

The latest issue of Fibre Mood contained the on-trend Viva dress, which would be perfect in our Hoya Jacquard Linen Blend. This fabric will hold the structure of the sleeve while still giving lots of movement to the skirt and ruffle.  

Tops, Trousers and Jackets

Meet MILK Blue Mist Two Tone Slim Stripe with TENCEL™️ Lyocell Fibres

Sew Liberated Matcha Top


Drapey tops and blouses are perfect for Lyocell fabrics and can work especially well for smart workwear garments. 

Meet MILK Two Tone Stripe Twill in Puff with TENCEL™️ Lyocell Fibres

Megan Nielsen Opal Trousers


Our own exclusive “Garden of Dreams” collection features 3 Tencel™️ Sateens. The Midnight Blooms print is perfect for creating some ‘secret pyjama’s’ using the Homer & Howells Blair Blazer and Maud Trousers. This set can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion and wore as separate pieces too.

Midnight Blooms Tencel™️ Sateen

Homer & Howell’s Blair Blazer and Maud Trousers 

Tencel is also perfect for making a lightweight jacket or trench coat like the Deer & Doe Passiflore dress and jacket. This can work as a layer over a dress in the chilly evenings or layered with a sweater coming in to autumn, and of course can also be wore as a dress.

Lush Sandwashed Lyocell Twill in Cream

Deer & Doe Passiflore Coat and Dress




Lush Sandwashed Lyocell in Black

Closet Core Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit in Lyocell will be a real work horse item in your wardrobe. Paired with a blazer and heels it will take you from the office to bar, while with trainers and a casual jacket it will be an easy weekend outfit. All while feeling extremely comfortable. 

Meet MILK Frog Two Tone Check with TENCEL™️ Lyocell fibres

Papercut Patterns Sierra jumpsuit


Lush Sandwashed Lyocell in Red

Closet Core Patterns Blanca Flightsuit


For more inspiration for what you can sew with Tencel™️ Lyocell have a look at our “Lamazi Garden of Dreams Exclusive Fabrics Inspiration” blog. This fabric will add a touch of luxury to your me made wardrobe.

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