Difference between Net Curtains and Voiles

We often get customers ask us what the difference is between these two types of fabric as sometimes there can be quite a difference in price.

Please Watch this video below Which hopefully helps clearly explain it:

As a rule, Voile curtains have a significantly higher thread count per inch of fabric than a net. An example of this is our Eva Net curtain and Macey Plain White Voile. The Macey has 4 times the threads than the Eva. This is shown in the pictures below.

Net Curtains vs Voiles different thread count

Here is a close up image of our macey Voile:

1 inch macey voile

  • This shows the quantity and density of the threads in our macey voile. This fabric is the base fabric for most of our voile embroidery designs.
  • Voiles are made from a weaving process.
  • Most voile's are made with a much finer thread leading to a silkier fabric with a more fluidic movment.
  • Voiles are the fabric of choice when wanting to add embroidery

Here is a close up of our Eva Net Curtain

one inch net close up

  • This shows the same size piece of fabric but cut from our Eva Net. The make up of nets can vary drastically depending on the pattern.
  • Nets are made from a Knitting process.
  • The threads used in the knitting process are thicker.
  • Nets tend to be a stiffer fabric compared to voile's.

Voiles (A) & Muslin fabrics (C)

Voile Vs Net Compare

We get asked alot, what is a Muslin voile? A Muslin voile shares all the same traites as a regular voile, they are still weaved and have a higher thread count than a net. Muslin is made with a slightly thicker thread offering alot more privacy than a standard voile. Muslins are a good choice is you are looking for the feel an flexability of a voile but something that offers more privacy.

The image below shows the comparison between a Macey Plain White Voile on the left and our Kylie Muslin on the right.