What is Spandex Fabric?

Spandex is a popular material event decorators use for formal and casual events. From weddings to trade shows, spandex is a flexible material you can use to decorate your space.

In this blog, we give you the basics and answer the questions: what is spandex, what is it made of, and what is it used for? Learn all about spandex and how to use this versatile material to elevate your event space.

Spandex Stretch 4-way Fabric Roll 10 yds 58" - Blush/Rose Gold

Spandex Fabric 101 

Spandex 4-way Stretch Drape Curtain 10ft H x 60" W - Black
Folding Spandex Chair Cover - White

Spandex is a highly stretchable and breathable fabric made of polyether-polyurea copolymer. It is also popularly known as lycra or elastane. This fabric is well-known for its exceptional stretchability, with a capacity to stretch at least 5 times its normal size.

It is also often mixed with other fabric in small quantities to add stretchability. There are different types of spandex depending on the types of fabric mixed along with it.

What is Spandex Fabric Made Of?

Because of its unique elasticity, many people often ask: what material is spandex made of? Simply said, spandex is a synthetic fabric and it isn’t woven out of organic fibers. Scientists make spandex in a laboratory setting and engineer it for high elasticity. Because of this characteristic, it is considered a revolutionary material in the textile industry.

Where Spandex Fabric is Used

Because it is breathable, lightweight, and resistant to moisture, spandex is popular for parties with high traffic. It is also a popular choice for event decoration because of how affordable the synthetic material is.

Event planners often use spandex tablecloths to give party tables an instantly clean and polished look. Its stretchability lends well to a snug fit.

Rectangular 6 FT Spandex Table Cover - Black
Rectangular 6 FT Spandex Table Cover - White
Rectangular 6 FT Spandex Table Cover - Chocolate Brown

Spandex is also often used for stretch chair covers to give old party chairs a new and polished look. They are easy to put on because of their elasticity and are easy to clean and maintain. 

Spandex Banquet Chair Cover - Black
Spandex Banquet Chair Cover - White
Spandex Banquet Chair Cover - Champagne

You can also use spandex drapes to cover up bare walls and add color to your event space. 

Spandex 4-way Stretch Drape Curtain 10ft H x 60" W - White
Spandex 4-way Stretch Drape Curtain 10ft H x 60" W - Pink
Spandex 4-way Stretch Drape Curtain 10ft H x 60" W - Black

Mix and match your spandex party linens to achieve a clean and classic look at weddings, dinner banquets, and trade shows. Cover your old party tables and chairs for a sleek and polished look. 

Care and Maintenance of Spandex Fabric

Another advantage to using spandex fabric material is that it's easy to care for and maintain. To make your fabric last longer, hand wash or gently machine wash to prevent spandex fiber damage. You can use warm or cold water, just make sure to use gentle detergents to avoid damage.

After washing, rinse thoroughly to remove excess detergent. Avoid wringing the fabric to avoid excessive stretching and prevent wrinkles. Make sure to check the care instructions for your fabric to make it last long. 

Get a Sleek Look with Spandex Party Linens

If you’re looking for party linens that can instantly glam up your space, spandex might be the fabric for you. Give your party tables and chairs an instantly clean and polished look. Get this material for its flexibility, durability, and affordability. Buy your spandex in bulk to get major savings on wholesale prices.

Party in style and get the sleek look you want with spandex fabric. Create a dining experience you and your guests will remember for years to come. 

Our Products

Spandex 4-way Stretch Drape Curtain 10ft H x 60" W - Lavender
Spandex Banquet Chair Cover - Ivory
Rectangular 6 FT Spandex Table Cover - Emerald Green

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