Chenille is made from cotton, silk, rayon or wool. It has a velvety texture, and it comes in yarn or fabric form. The yarn is thick and soft, while the fabric has a protruding pile and is made from the chenille yarn.

Most commonly, chenille yarn is used for embroidery, trimmings and fringing because it creates a unique raised appearance on other fabrics. According to The Free Dictionary, the chenille fabric is mostly used to make bedspreads and bathrobes. Its durability also makes chenille fabric a great option for creating rugs and hard-wearing carpets that look great and stay soft.