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.
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Working with polycotton is so easy, and there's a plethora of things you can make.
Choose from a wide range of polycotton fabrics for your dressmaking or craft projects.
Thick canvas with a tight weave. Subtle smooth face, ideal for wall art, upholstery.
Soft Peached surface, Matte, Slightly Transparent, Woven, Blend. Light but strong. Use: bedding, pillows, sheets.
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Half Panama and durable weave. Use: table cloths, shopping bags.
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 50% Poly and 50% cotton mix creating unique desaturated print.
50% polyester 50% cotton
Soft, Matte, Woven, Herringbone weave. Cotton feel. Medium weight. Some transparency. Use: soft furnishing, craft projects.
Real cotton poplin with dye sub top layer creating cotton back and poly face for best printing.
80% cotton / 20% poly
Real Cotton Lawn with dye sub layer for the best print. 73% cotton / 27% poly by weight.
73% cotton/27% poly
Real Cotton Twill with dye sub layer. 84% cotton / 16% poly by weight. Cotton back, poly face for best print
84% cotton / 16% poly
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven. Cotton twill look. Use: coats, artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Classic 2/2 Twill weave in a poly blend. Strong and durable fabric. Upholstery, cushions and more.
Soft, smooth and strong poly muslin fabric. A classic voile like weave, open net. Dresses, scarves, blouses, shirts, craft.
Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.
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.
Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Depending on how you plan to use your custom material, you can choose how you want the edges to be finished:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.