Design your own custom printed muslin fabric. Personalised muslin fabric is a classic muslin weave with a modern twist. It has the lightness of cotton, as well as the soft-touch and beautiful drape, yet the strength and durability of poly. With an open-sett construction that is net like, Mulmul Soft Muslin is made from synthetic fibres.
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Our Mulmul Soft Muslin is super lightweight, at only 55gsm.
Muslin fabric has many different uses. It is a fabric that is made using a plain weave, and it gets it's name from the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, which is possibly where it was first manufactured. Muslin is fine, soft, and lightweight. Is it used as a French polishing pad for shellac polishing, and is the traditional material for the cloth wrapped around a Christmas pudding. It is also the material that beekeepers use to filter melted beeswax through when they are cleaning it of debris and foreign particles. It is even used in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, to wrap around intracranial vessels or aneurysms that are at risk of bleeding, to reinforce and prevent rupture. In more recent years, muslin has become a popular choice for newborns, especially due to its soft and strong nature. Muslin squares are a popular essential with new babies. Known as a mother's best friend, they are so versatile that they don't have one specific purpose; used as bibs, dribble-cloths, comforters, sunshades or for lining cold changing mats, they really do have unlimited uses.
We offer multiple ways for you to receive your printed muslin fabric; these options are presented to you in our simple-to-use, intuitive online design tool. After we have permanently bonded your print on muslin fabric, we can either send it to you "As is" with a white border around the edges; exactly as it comes from the printer. If you would prefer, we can "Cut on the Line" your personalised muslin fabric; one of our experts will cut all the white edging from the fabric, leaving only the part with your print.
Another option is to have your custom printed muslin fabric hemmed. One of our experienced seamstresses will stitch one of two hems around the entirety of your personalised muslin fabric. This will be done here in our studio. You will have the choice of either an overlocked hem, which is stitched completely over the edge of the material, or a baby hem with a straight stitch. As Mulmul Soft Muslin is a lightweight material, your hem will be a two-fold hem, and will take up around 6-8 mm of each of the four sides (totalling 24-32 mm all the way around) so make sure that you account for this when providing your measurements. You can choose between black or white thread for either of the hemming options.
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.
This is done using more than one type of printing method. Custom printed muslin fabric, printed in our studio, is hand made using your designs with a fast turnaround. Every printing method that we use will bond your personalised design to your printed muslin fabric, in full glorious colour. We decide on how to print on muslin fabric by the type of material it is; natural fabrics lend themselves to a pigment printing method, whereas our synthetic materials (including Mulmul soft Muslin) are printed using a technique known as dye sublimation. Dye sublimation is a two part process which involves first printing your personalised muslin fabric design onto a transfer sheet, then using heat to permanently bond this and create your printed muslin fabric.
Please note: Due to the delicate nature of the fabric, some pulls are to be expected and this is not out of the ordinary. The loose yarn of the fabrics means your design may vary in shape.
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.