Satin ribbons are much softer than grosgrain ribbons. They aren’t really strong enough to hold shapes, but they offer their own gentle style. Satin ribbons are often loved for their beautiful shiny finish, allowing them to create a sleek look to anything you add them to. Double-faced satin ribbon is perhaps the most common type of satin ribbon available. Like the name might suggest, this ribbon has two right sides – it doesn’t matter what side faces upwards or outwards, both of them look the same. The alternative is a single-faced ribbon, which has a shiny outer side and a muted underside. Satin ribbon is generally made from nylon or polyester, but more expensive types are made from silk or cotton.