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Custom Polycotton Fabric

Custom Polycotton Fabric

Print Your Own Polycotton Fabric

from $26.00

Print your own photos or patterns onto our wide range of custom polycotton fabric. Including classics such as the Mayfair herringbone weave and more modern materials like the Mulmul soft muslin. Whether you're looking to make your own clothes or enhance a craft project with bespoke patterns, print your own polycotton fabric and discover a whole new world of opportunity.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery $11.90

  • Handmade

Polycotton Fabric Features

  • Long-lasting full colour print
  • Extremely versatile fabrics
  • Custom dimensions
  • Your own designs
  • Four edge finishing options
  • Printed to order

Working with polycotton is so easy, and there's a plethora of things you can make.

We use a specialist printing process that fuses the inks deep into the fibres, resulting in a clear, vibrant print. Polycotton materials have the strength and durability of a polyester with the softness of natural cotton. Each polycotton fabric has its own unique texture, but they're perfect for things like upholstery, crafts, furnishings, and dressmaking. Your photos or designs are impregnated into the fabric, ensuring they last a lifetime.
  • Wide range of polycotton fabrics
  • Custom dimensions
  • Printed with your unique photos or designs
  • Full colour, edge to edge print
  • Ideal for furnishings, upholstery, crafts
  • Easy to handle and sew
  • Strong but soft
  • Choose from four edge finishing options
  • No minimums
  • Printed to order
  • Ready in 1-2 days

Range of Custom Polycotton Fabric

Choose from a wide range of polycotton fabrics for your dressmaking or craft projects.

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.61m

    Thick canvas with a tight weave. Subtle smooth face, ideal for wall art, upholstery.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Peached Poly Sheeting

    Peached Poly Sheeting

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      130gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Soft Peached surface, Matte, Slightly Transparent, Woven, Blend. Light but strong. Use: bedding, pillows, sheets.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Panama Flo

    Panama Flo

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      150gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Half Panama and durable weave. Use: table cloths, shopping bags.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

    Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.65m

    Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 50% Poly and 50% cotton mix creating unique desaturated print.

    Composition:

    50% polyester 50% cotton

  • Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      269gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Soft, Matte, Woven, Herringbone weave. Cotton feel. Medium weight. Some transparency. Use: soft furnishing, craft projects.

    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

    Real cotton poplin with dye sub top layer creating cotton back and poly face for best printing.

    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

    Real Cotton Lawn with dye sub layer for the best print. 73% cotton / 27% poly by weight.

    Composition:

    73% cotton/27% poly

  • Lima Cotton Twill

    Lima Cotton Twill

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

    Real Cotton Twill with dye sub layer. 84% cotton / 16% poly by weight. Cotton back, poly face for best print

    Composition:

    84% cotton/16% poly

  • Trafalgar Twill

    Trafalgar Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.51m
    • Weight:
      274gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.53m

    Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven. Cotton twill look. Use: coats, artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Poly Twill

    Poly Twill

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

    Classic 2/2 Twill weave in a poly blend. Strong and durable fabric. Upholstery, cushions and more.

    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

  • Sailor's Woven Canvas

    Sailor's Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      480gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Hard wearing, Sailor's canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Softens with washing. Edges will fray. Chunky weave, so fine detail not recommended.

    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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Edge Finishing

Depending on how you plan to use your custom material, you can choose how you want the edges to be finished:

  • As it comes. We roughly cut around your image, leaving a simple 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 additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print.
  • Cut on the line. We neatly and precisely cut on the edge of your image.

If you choose to have your textile finished with a hem, please bear in mind these measurements and ensure you factor this into your dimensions.

  • Light fabrics: we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so your width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so your width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/heavy/no-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so width/height will be minus 35-40mm

How to Care for Polycotton

Thanks to the polyester fibres, caring for your fabric should be straight forward. On the whole we recommend machine washing at 30°c, however please refer to your specific fabric's care instructions.

Due to the delicate nature of the Mulmul Soft Muslin fabric, some pulls are to be expected and this is not out of the ordinary.


What Can I Make With My Polycotton Fabric?

The opportunities are almost endless. Use the peached poly sheeting to make bespoke bedding such as pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers. The soft, smooth face feels lovely against the skin. The Trafalgar twill is perfectly suited to making jackets or coats, whilst the mulmul muslin with its open weave is better for lightweight scarves, dresses and blouses. Polycotton fabrics are so varied and different in nature, but all produce wonderful, vibrant prints to show off your photos and patterns perfectly.


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.

Polycotton Printing

You choose your own dimensions and there's no minimum order, allowing you to order just the right amount of custom polycotton fabric you need for your project. We print your designs directly onto the surface, bonding the ink deep into the fibres to create a long-lasting print. Our textile experts hand cut your fabric to size, finishing the edges to your specifications.

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

Hemming Options ICON

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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