Upholstery Fabrics

Upholstery Fabrics

Furnishing Fabrics With Your Design

from $26.00

Our range of home upholstery fabrics are ideal for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, and even cushions and bedding. Each of the materials have their own properties and characteristics which make them ideal for any multitude of uses. All of these fabrics can be customised with your photos, images, or text.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery $11.90

  • Handmade

Customised Furnishing Fabric Features:

  • Range of furnishing fabrics
  • Different weights, characteristics
  • Suitable for home decor
  • Ideal for soft furnishings
  • Made to order
  • No minimums

From sheer, almost transparent materials right through to blackout textiles, you are bound to find exactly what you need.

Whether it is for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery or cushions and bedding, we have fabrics with a range of characteristics and properties; soft, smooth, stiff, silky or coarse with varying levels of stretch.
  • Organic, natural and synthetic materials
  • Stretch and non-stretch options
  • Waterproof and breathable fabrics available
  • All materials are custom printed
  • Personalise your design with photos, images, and text
  • Handmade to order in bespoke sizes
  • Furnishing fabrics printed in our studio

Range of Home Furnishing Fabrics

Browse our range of home furnishing fabrics

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

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

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Monroe Satin

    Monroe Satin

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Silk Impression (poly)

    Silk Impression (poly)

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

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Organza

    Organza

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      40gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Soft, Matt, Holes/Net, Woven, Poly. Soft and dry handle. Use: embellishments, clothing, curtains, drapes.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Suede Vision  FR

    Suede Vision FR

    • Max Print:
      1.53m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.55m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lucent Satin

    Lucent Satin

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

    Medium weight, still and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Peached Poly Sheeting

    Peached Poly Sheeting

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Panama Flo

    Panama Flo

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Linden Waterproof

    Linden Waterproof

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Neoprene

    Neoprene

    • Max Print:
      1.3m
    • Weight:
      1000gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.32m

    Heavy weight, smooth and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    face: 100% polyester centre: neoprene backing: 100% nylon

  • Scroll Paper Fabric

    Scroll Paper Fabric

    • Max Print:
      1.3m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.32m

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Duchess Satin

    Duchess Satin

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

    Medium weight, silky and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

    Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    50% polyester 50% cotton

  • Crushed Velour

    Crushed Velour

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    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 - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crepe Jersey

    Crepe Jersey

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

    Medium weight, solid and stretchy - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chain Jersey

    Chain Jersey

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Dorchester Linen Look

    Dorchester Linen Look

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      231gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    Mayfair Herringbone Weave

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Archway Brushed Twill

    Archway Brushed Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      290gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Haverstock Linen Look

    Haverstock Linen Look

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      248gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Portobello Canvas

    Portobello Canvas

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

    Heavy weight, coarse and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    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 for home decor and interiors, cushions and bedding

    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 - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    84% cotton/16% poly

  • Trafalgar Twill

    Trafalgar Twill

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Plush Velvet

    Plush Velvet

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Breathable Waterproof

    Breathable Waterproof

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

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch - for furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Velvet Shimmer

    Velvet Shimmer

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      371gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Poly Twill

    Poly Twill

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch

    Quilted Jersey Stretch

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chenille

    Chenille

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    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 non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    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 - for home decor and interiors, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

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

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch - for cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton

  • Cotton-Linen

    Cotton-Linen

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, cushions and bedding

    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 - for home decor and interiors, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Volando Voile

    Volando Voile

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

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • 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 - for home decor and interiors, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Organic Half-Panama Cotton

    Organic Half-Panama Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Poly Georgette

    Poly Georgette

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

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Flora Lace

    Flora Lace

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      42gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Princess Lace Satin

    Princess Lace Satin

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Sara Linen blend

    Sara Linen blend

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    Heavy weight, coarse and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% linen

  • Cotton Twill

    Cotton Twill

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Marbled Velvet

    Marbled Velvet

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      220gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    Face : 100% poly backing : 65% poly 35% cotton

  • Soft Velvet

    Soft Velvet

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Dobby Canvas

    Dobby Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      310gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Bull Denim

    Bull Denim

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Cotton Calico

    Cotton Calico

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for cushions and bedding

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Roller Blind Standard (allows some light)

    Roller Blind Standard (allows some light)

    • Max Print:
      1.58m
    • Weight:
      220gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Roller Blind Blackout (no light)

    Roller Blind Blackout (no light)

    • Max Print:
      1.58m
    • Weight:
      270gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Oilcloth Matte

    Oilcloth Matte

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      274gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Warm Leatherette

    Warm Leatherette

    • Max Print:
      1.28m
    • Weight:
      700gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.3m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    face: 100% PVC backing: 100% polyester

  • Crepe de Chine (poly)

    Crepe de Chine (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Cotton Drill

    Cotton Drill

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • 10oz Denim

    10oz Denim

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch - for home decor and interiors

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Furnishing Leatherette

    Furnishing Leatherette

    • Max Print:
      2.45m
    • Weight:
      600gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.28m

    Fire rated and rub proof, a versatile upholstery fabric

    Composition:

    90% pvc 5% polyester 5% cotton

  • Chichi Furnishing Velour

    Chichi Furnishing Velour

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      280gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Short pile makes for a super soft fabric, scrim back, opaque with slight sheen

    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 are Furnishing Fabrics?

Put simply, furnishing fabrics are those which you can use to furnish your home; these could be for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery or even soft furnishing fabrics such as cushions and bedding. Depending on the purpose of the furnishing, you will need different properties and characteristics for your material, and we have a range of personally selected textiles that are ideal for home furnishing for you to browse.

Soft furnishing Fabrics

Soft furnishings, such as bedding and cushions, require a soft yet hard wearing material, preferably with little to no stretch; the last thing you want to be doing is trying to change the bedding and every time you get the quilt into the corners the cover stretches and is too big. Find and design the next fabric for your projects from a hand-picked selection of soft furnishing fabrics which are smooth and soft to the touch which are taut and non-stretch.

Home Decor and Interior Fabrics

Home decor and interior fabrics, such as curtains, table linen and rugs and mats have much different requirements. You need a tough, stiff textile to withstand daily use for things like rugs, something waterproof or water resistant for table linens, and something with a good drape for curtain fabric. Browse a carefully selected range of furnishings fabrics to find just the right material to personalise for your next home DIY project.

Furnishing and Upholstery Fabrics

Furnishing and upholstery materials are such an integral part of your home decor. From seat cushions to footstools you need fabric that you know can withstand people sitting down, getting up, climbing, resting and everything else in between. We have a huge selection of furnishing and upholstery fabrics each with unique textures, appearances and properties. All of which can be personalised with your own custom designs.

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.

Furnishing Leatherette

fire-rated-fabric

BS5867 Fire Certified
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strong fabric

30k Martindale Rub Test
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Furnishing Velour

fire-rated-fabric

BS5867 Fire Certified
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strong fabric

30k Martindale Rub Test
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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.

Furnishing Fabrics Printing and Finishing

All fabrics are printed by hand, to order in our Bags of Love studio. All of our print methods are digital including pigment printing and dye sublimation. Dye sublimation is where your personalised design is printed onto a transfer paper. Heat is then used to bond your custom design permanently to the fabric of your choice. Pigment printing is a more localised method, where the dye is applied directly to the fabric in precise locations to build up your custom created design. To finish your furnishing fabrics, you can choose from two different hemming options, or have your personalised fabric sent to you without being hemmed; either cut on the line, with no white edges, or exactly as it comes from the printer.

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. 

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    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.

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    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).

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    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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