Cloth Fabric

Cloth Fabric

Apparel Fabric Custom Made

from $26.00

Personalise your own cloth fabric with our range of hand selected apparel material. Order custom printed clothing fabric by the yard, metre, centimetre or inch. Printed with your photos, images, and text and hand made in bespoke sizes. Custom printed in our studio with your personal design.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery $11.90

  • Handmade

Customised Clothing Fabric Features:

  • Range of several apparel fabrics
  • Different weights and features
  • Suitable for DIY projects
  • Print your images and designs
  • Made to order
  • No minimum order

Sports wear needs to be breathable and stretchy enough that it is not restrictive.

Browse through our selection and find apparel fabric to suit you. Jumpers are best if they are thick and comfortable, evening wear looks beautiful with a flowing drape, and coats that are waterproof are ideal. No matter what you are looking for, you're bound to find the right clothing fabric by the yard or metre, just waiting for your custom design.
  • Organic, natural, and synthetic options available
  • Huge range of properties for any needs
  • Clothing fabric in varying weights
  • Apparel fabric with waterproof and breathable options
  • Clothing fabric by the yard in bespoke sizes
  • Custom printed with your photos, designs, and text
  • Find the perfect material for your clothing projects
  • Made to order with fast turnaround
  • Hand printed and cut by experts

Range of Clothing Fabrics

Browse our range of clothing fabrics

  • Silk Impression (poly)

    Silk Impression (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      41gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch, silky, smooth, shiny and semi-transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lucent Satin

    Lucent Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, silky, smooth, shiny and semi-transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Linden Waterproof

    Linden Waterproof

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, waterproof, shiny and semi-transparent, smooth and non-fray

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Polar Fleece

    Polar Fleece

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      285gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, fire retardant and opaque, matte and fluffy

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Matte

    Lycra Matte

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    90% polyester 10% elastane

  • Duchess Satin

    Duchess Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, shiny and non-stretch, silky, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Jersey Stretch

    Jersey Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.58m
    • Weight:
      160gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth and matte, opaque

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Towelling

    Towelling

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      320gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.65m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, fire retardant, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Paris Chiffon (poly)

    Paris Chiffon (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      40gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Light weight, shiny and non-stretch, smooth, dry and semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crushed Velour

    Crushed Velour

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      245gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, shiny, fluffy and opaque

    Composition:

    98% polyester 2% elastane

  • Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey

    Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.54m
    • Weight:
      260gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.56m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, smooth, matte, brushed back and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Diamond Jersey

    Diamond Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.35m
    • Weight:
      270gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.37m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, opaque and matte

    Composition:

    93% polyester 7% elastane

  • Crepe Jersey

    Crepe Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      150gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Medium weight, matte and stretchy, opaque

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chain Jersey

    Chain Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.32m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.34m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Lycra Soft Sheen

    Lycra Soft Sheen

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      160gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Medium weight, smooth and stretchy, shiny, opaque and silky

    Composition:

    85% polyester 15% elastane

  • Florence Power Net

    Florence Power Net

    • Max Print:
      1.35m
    • Weight:
      60gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.37m

    Light weight, soft and stretchy, matte, mesh and semi transparent

    Composition:

    90% polyester 10% elastane

  • LoopBack Sweat Jersey

    LoopBack Sweat Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.7m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte, opaque and loop back

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lima Cotton Poplin  (end of line)

    Lima Cotton Poplin (end of line)

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and opaque, smooth

    Composition:

    80% cotton/20% poly

  • Lima Cotton Lawn  (end of line)

    Lima Cotton Lawn (end of line)

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      145gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    73% cotton/27% poly

  • Lima Cotton Twill

    Lima Cotton Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      240gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque, matte and smooth

    Composition:

    84% cotton/16% poly

  • Plush Velvet

    Plush Velvet

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, fire retardant, shiny, fluffy and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Heavy Matte

    Lycra Heavy Matte

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte opaque and smooth

    Composition:

    92% polyester 8% elastane

  • Scuba

    Scuba

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      275gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    • Max Print:
      1.47m
    • Weight:
      172gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.49m

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch, water resistant and semi transparent, matte

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Breathable Waterproof

    Breathable Waterproof

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      155gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch, waterproof, matte and non-fray, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Taffeta

    Taffeta

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch, shiny, smooth and semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch

    Quilted Jersey Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chenille

    Chenille

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      330gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, durable, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Real 100% Silk Georgette  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Georgette (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.34m
    • Weight:
      50gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.36m

    Light weight, silky and smooth, semi transparent, matte and dry

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Silk Sensation (poly)

    Silk Sensation (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, shiny, silky, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Ella Waterproof Plus

    Ella Waterproof Plus

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      70gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Light weight, smooth and non-stretch, waterproof, matte, smooth and semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      75gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, semi transparent, matte and smooth

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton

  • Cotton-Linen

    Cotton-Linen

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      228gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque and matte

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% linen

  • Cotton Satin

    Cotton Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      172gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Volando Voile

    Volando Voile

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      52gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, stiff, matte and smooth, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Slinky Lycra Matte

    Slinky Lycra Matte

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      210gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth opaque and matte

    Composition:

    82% polyester 18% lycra

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      260gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, coarse and semi-transparent

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Bounce Cotton Jersey

    Bounce Cotton Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.58m
    • Weight:
      180gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, muted colours, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% elastane

  • Poly Georgette

    Poly Georgette

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      65gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and smooth, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crochet Lace

    Crochet Lace

    • Max Print:
      1.27m
    • Weight:
      70gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.29m

    Light weight, soft and stretchy, mesh and matte

    Composition:

    100% Nylon

  • Princess Lace Satin

    Princess Lace Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, opaque and silky

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Cotton Twill

    Cotton Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      213gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Soft Velvet

    Soft Velvet

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      280gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, opaque and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Soft Shell Jersey

    Soft Shell Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      350gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte, opaque and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Bull Denim

    Bull Denim

    • Max Print:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      400gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch, soft and opaque, matte

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Cotton Calico

    Cotton Calico

    • Max Print:
      1.47m
    • Weight:
      152gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.49m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, semi transparent, matte and coarse

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Fashion Crepe

    Fashion Crepe

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      150gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, opaque and

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Scuba Crepe

    Scuba Crepe

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      290gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, opaque, matte and coarse

    Composition:

    94% polyester 6% elastane

  • Slub Jersey

    Slub Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth and matte, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crepe Stretch

    Crepe Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      190gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, matte and stretchy, semi transparent

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Loose Knit Jersey

    Loose Knit Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      185gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, coarse and stretchy, matte and mesh

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Real 100% Silk Twill  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Twill (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      54gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, shiny, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Cotton Drill

    Cotton Drill

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque and matte

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • 10oz Denim

    10oz Denim

    • Max Print:
      1.49m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.51m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Lace Lucille

    Lace Lucille

    • Max Print:
      0.49m
    • Weight:
      15gsm
    • Roll Width:
      0.51m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and mesh

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Olivia Organza 100% Silk  (2-3 days)

    Olivia Organza 100% Silk (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.32m
    • Weight:
      23gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.34m

    Light weight, shiny and smooth, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Light weight, soft and smooth, shimmery shine.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Soft Fashion Jersey

    Soft Fashion Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.52m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.54m

    Medium weight, soft and smooth with great stretch

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Airflow Light

    Airflow Light

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      145gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Medium weight, soft and knitted. Slight stretch, mesh, breathable

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      380gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      500gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.61m

    Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

Care instruction

Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 30°C
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

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What is Clothing Fabric?

The properties that you look for in clothing fabric is likely to change with the item of clothing that you intend to make. The one thing that all clothing fabric needs to have in common though, is that it needs to be hard wearing enough that it can be used for clothing. Some apparel fabrics are delicate, and will need extra care and attention, but even the most delicate of fabrics has got to be able to stand up to movement: bending, walking, reaching, and stretching. We have selected a number of our fabrics, specifically for making clothing, and put them here for you to browse through and choose for your next custom design. With so many different properties to choose from, you are bound to find something that is just right for your dressmaking or clothing project, safe in the knowledge that it will stand up to being worn.


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.

Clothing Fabric Printing and Finishing Methods

When you order custom clothing fabric by the yard, it will be digitally printed, using one of our popular methods, these include pigment printing and dye sublimation. All of our methods will bond the print to the fabric, presenting your design in all its splendour.

Pigment Printing - Localised printing applying the dye directly to the fabric to build up the colours and design

Dye Sublimation - Printing of the design onto a transfer paper, and then using heat to bond to the fabric

Once your apparel fabric is printed you can choose how you would like it finishing. There are a variety of options available to you.

As it Comes - Your printed clothing fabric sent straight from the printer to you, will have a white border around the edges

Cut on the Line - One of our experts will cut your fabric on the line of your print, so you receive a border-less fabric

Hemmed with overlock - A hem which is stitched totally over the edge of your fabric, available in black or white thread

Hemmed with baby hem - A single or two fold hem, depending on the fabric, stitched with a straight stitch, in black or white thread

If you choose to have one of our seamstresses hem your apparel fabric, please allow extra fabric for hemming when you give us your bespoke measurements. 

Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image. 

  • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built-in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

  • crocking-Print Guideline Icon

    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

  • organics-Print Guideline Icon

    Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise ordering a little more material than you require for your project. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric. A lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through and this wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Would you cut them as you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment. Rather than roll the fabrics, or send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

  • colour palette

    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Bags of Love, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days of additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics, are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs

Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes. 

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