Calico Fabric Personalised

Calico Fabric Personalised

Printed Calico Material

from $26.00

Create your own calico fabric printed with your personalised design. Printed calico material is a beautiful light fabric, which makes fantastic, lightweight garments and is also ideal for home projects: quilting, doll making, and even curtains. Our cotton calico fabric is made from 100% cotton, and is natural and wonderfully versatile.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery $11.90

  • Handmade


  • ≥ 0.5 m2: $84/sq m
  • ≥ 3 m2: $54/sq m 35.7% Discount
  • ≥ 10 m2: $50/sq m 40.5% Discount
  • ≥ 20 m2: $48/sq m 42.9% Discount
  • ≥ 30 m2: $46/sq m 45.2% Discount
  • ≥ 40 m2: $44/sq m 47.6% Discount
  • ≥ 50 m2: $40/sq m 52.4% Discount

Customised Calico Fabric Features:

  • 100% cotton calico fabric
  • Hard wearing, natural fabric
  • Suitable for DIY projects
  • Print with patterns, art, photos
  • Made to order
  • No minimum order

Printing on calico gives your fabric a natural, rustic feel; the natural cotton gives a soft print which is slightly muted with warm undertones.

Your personalised design prints with clear details, but as the cloth pattern is visible, you get a real authentic charm to your fabric. Brighter colours will appear more subtle, this is due to the natural cotton fibres. Calico cotton has a very warm dry handle to it, and is slightly starched (however it softens quickly with wear). Printed calico doesn't stretch, and paired with it's beautiful print quality this makes it perfect for quilting. Due to its hard wearing nature, printed calico material is a popular choice for embroidery and bespoke sewing projects, such as home-made ragdolls, or hand puppets.
  • Tightly-woven, firm, taut fabric
  • Gentle, yet hard-wearing nature
  • Clear details with visible cloth pattern
  • Soft, slightly muted print with warm undertones
  • Slight variations in natural fibre create a subtle pattern
  • Bright colours appear more subtle due to natural fires
  • Slightly starched, softens quickly with wear
  • Printed with your own personalised design
  • Great for quilting, rag-dolls, cotton dresses, and more
  • Made to order by our in-house experts

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What is Calico Print?

When you hear the word calico, most people instantly think of calico cats. Calico cats are cats with a mainly white coat, and patches of two other colours. When calico applies to a fabric, many people assume it means roughly the same thing. This is, however, not the case. Calico print fabric doesn't refer to the colouring at all, it refers in fact to the fabric itself. Calico fabric is a plain-woven material; it is made from unbleached cotton, which is often not fully processed. It isn't quite as fine as muslin, however it's much less thick and coarse than a textile like denim or canvas. Calico fabric gets its name from a city called Calicut, which is in southwestern India and is where the fabric is originally from.

How Calico Print Fabric is Finished

You have a choice of four different edge finishes when you use our custom design calico printing. You can either have your calico print fabric sent to you "As Is" which will be sent exactly as it comes out of the printer; with a white border about the edges. You can have your printed calico material "Cut on the Line" which will have had that white border expertly removed by one of our specialists. If you would prefer you can choose to have your calico printing hemmed. You'll get the option of two colours for the thread of your hems; either black or white. Your calico printing will be beautifully hemmed using an overlocked hem which is stitched completely over the edges of your calico fabric, by one of our expert seamstresses.

Make a Collage

If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.

photo collage

How to add your collage to your product

Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.

Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.

Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.

Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.

Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.

Hints and Tips

  • The more images you add to your collage the smaller each image will be. Fewer images will be larger and give you more clarity and detail.
  • The more people in an image, the less detail there will be. If you have 10 images of a group of five friends, each person will be smaller than if you have 10 images of just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 10 centimetres. There is a handy ruler built into the design tool to help you with this.
  • Smaller products will not be able to fit as many images as larger ones will.

How Printing on Calico Fabric is Done

Calico printing is done here in our Bag of Love studio; we work to quick turnaround times and ensure that amazing high-quality is maintained. Our fabrics are all printed digitally, however there is more than one method in which we do this. The main method that we use for natural fabrics is pigment printing. This will print your personalised design directly onto the the calico fabric. This prints in a very localised method, applying the coloured dyes to a particular part of the calico fabric. Calico printing uses this method to slowly build up the design onto your calico print fabric. Printing on calico produced detailed results, with warm undertones and a slightly muted print.

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