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Custom Outdoor Fabric

Printed Outdoor Fabric

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Have your photos or design printed on our collection of custom outdoor fabric. Find waterproof fabric for outdoor furniture and cushions, or pri...

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Custom Outdoor Fabric Features:

  • Range of several outdoor fabrics
  • Different weights and characteristics
  • Suitable for fashion and DIY projects
  • Made to order
  • No minimum order

Which do you need for your custom outdoor fabric: waterproof or water-resistant?

We have waterproof fabric for outdoor furniture, and water-resistant custom outdoor fabric for clothing, jackets, and the garden furniture cushion. There are a number of uses for these different fabrics, and they all have other unique properties and characteristics. Stretchy fabric, soft fabric, stiff fabric, smooth fabric, and non-stretch fabric. Choose from fabrics with a matte finish, or with a shiny finish. Printed outdoor fabric comes in lightweight, mid-weight and heavy weight, so there is plenty for you to choose from for so many different uses.
  • Huge range of outdoor fabrics
  • Waterproof and water-resistant choices
  • Both stretchy and non-stretch options
  • Smooth, stiff or soft fabrics suitable for outdoors
  • Choice of matte or shiny finish
  • Lightweight, mid-weight and heavy weight fabrics
  • Waterproof fabric for outdoor furniture
  • Water-resistant fabric for clothing, and cushion material
  • Personalized with your custom design
  • Made to order in bespoke sizes
  • Handmade

Range of Outdoor Fabrics

Browse our range of outdoor fabrics.

  • Linden Waterproof 3.54oz

    Linden Waterproof 3.54oz

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    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch with a shiny finish - waterproof


    100% polyester

  • Nautica Peached Splash Proof 5.07oz

    Nautica Peached Splash Proof 5.07oz

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    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - water resistant


    100% polyester

  • Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

    Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

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    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof


    100% polyester

  • Ripstop 1.92oz

    Ripstop 1.92oz

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    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof


    100% polyester

  • Ella Waterproof Plus 2.06oz

    Ella Waterproof Plus 2.06oz

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    Light weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof


    100% polyester

  • Roller Blind Blackout (no light) 8.26oz

    Roller Blind Blackout (no light) 8.26oz

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    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof


    100% polyester

  • Oilcloth Matte 8.08oz

    Oilcloth Matte 8.08oz

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    Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch, with a matte finish - waterproof


    100% cotton

  • Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

    Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

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    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish - water resistant


    85% PVC 15% Polyester

  • Furnishing Leatherette 17.70oz

    Furnishing Leatherette 17.70oz

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    Durable "leather" stamp effect leatherette. 30k Martindale rub test for durability. Waterproof (BS3424.5A)


    90% pvc, 5% polyester, 5% cotton

  • Olympic Sports jersey 5.31oz

    Olympic Sports jersey 5.31oz

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    Mid-weight fabric, knitted outdoor sports jersey that is quick-dry and breathable.


    100% polyester

  • Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

    Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

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    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 recommend.


    100% polyester

Care instructions

Wash at 30°C / 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 30°C / 86°F
  • Wash at 30°C / 85°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Low Heat

What is Outdoor Fabric?

Outdoor fabric is simply fabric that is recommended for use outdoors. You would expect these to be waterproof fabrics, but not all of them are. Some of these fabrics are simply water resistant, so they tend to be lighter and softer, and are more suited for use making garments. Waterproof fabrics tend to be stiffer, and are great for outdoor furniture and for things like cushions for outdoor seating. 

Waterproof fabrics fall into one of two categories: they are either hydrophobic, which means water-fearing, or hydrophilic, which means water loving. Hydrophobic fabrics are waterproof, however they are still permeable by steam. They have small pores which water cannot go through, however because steam particles are so much smaller than water, they can still pass through. Hydrophilic moves water using chemical diffusion. The fabric is negatively charged, and the positively charged water molecule is attracted through the gaps between the molecules of the fabric. This pushes the water through the gaps until the water vapor passes all the way through. Either way, you can expect your printed outdoor fabric to keep dry.

Digital printing

There are two different methods that we use to make your printed outdoor fabric, including dye sublimation and pigment printing. Both printing methods bond your design to your custom outdoor fabric. Pigment printing is localized printing. this method applies the dyes directly to specific parts of the fabric, building up the colors and design. Dye sublimation is done in two steps; first, your design is printed onto a transfer sheet, and then using heat, your personalized design is permanently bonded to your custom outdoor fabric.

Hemming options

Whether you have created a custom outdoor fabric for furniture or for garments, you'll have a choice of edge finishing options. You will be offered a choice of two different hems (overlocked or baby hem) in a choice of two different thread colors (black or white), or the option to have your fabric sent "as is" with a white border, or "cut on the line" with all the white edges removed.

If you are opting to have your fabric hemmed, please make sure that you allow for the hem in your fabric measurements. 

  • Light fabrics: 2 fold hem taking up 0.23" - 0.31", so the actual height and width will each be 0.47"-0.63" shorter than your measurements
  • Medium fabrics that fray: 2 fold hem taking up 0.59" -0.78", so the actual height and width will each be 1.38" - 1.57" shorter than your measurements
  • Heavy/stiff/no-fray fabrics: 1 fold hem taking up 0.59" -0.78", so the actual height and width will each be 1.38" - 1.57" shorter than your measurements


Print Guideline

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    What resolution is best for printing?

    All of our fabrics are printed at 200dpi. This works for us as it combines a great quality as well as a good file weight. In order to avoid resizing and interpolation, we recommend that you scale your image to 100% at 200dpi. Our design interface works with a traffic light system that acts as a quality marker for your designs. This will show you whether the resolution is too low for printing. When you re-upload your design with a highest resolution, the traffic lights will change color, showing you're good to go. A message will pop up alongside the traffic lights to let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image. 

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    Will my image be scaled to fit?

    Your uploaded design will automatically be scaled to fit the size of fabric you've chosen. You can change the dimensions of your fabric by amending the measurements on the ‘Product Options’ tab, under ‘Print Size’. To see how this fits with the dimensions of your image/design, you can refer to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab under 'Quality Information'. Here, you will be able to edit the dimensions of the image.

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    Should I choose RGB or CMYK?

    We always recommend using an RGB color space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. This will need to be done in your editing software; choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

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    Is there a maximum length I can print on?

    There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to displaying a maximum of 10m (32.8 ft) to help you visualize the print, but that doesn't mean this is the print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and order as much as you'd like. Larger volumes will receive an automatic discount too. While the fabric length is nothing to worry about, each individual fabric will have a maximum width side: These can be found on the fabric's page information or in the design interface. 

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    Should I add white space for borders or cutting onto my design? 

    Yes, that will help you when it comes to cutting or framing your printed fabric. We recommend always adding a little extra space for borders into your purchased fabric size. When we print your materials, or send out fabric samples, we typically trim squarely around the fabric, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

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    What is crocking?

    Crocking is the term used to describe fading along the creases in a fabric. It typically can occur after constant washing or heavy use of digitally printed natural fabrics. Crocking can be minimized by hand washing your fabrics at a cooler temperature, rather than machine washing. If you want to make sure there's no chance of crocking, we'd suggest you use a poly fabric. 

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    Is it normal for colors to appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Yes, our organic fabrics don't have an additional coating like non-organic fabrics have, which means it absorbs the inks deep into its fiber and reducing the color strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant color for your fabric, we would suggest using a non-organic fabric. 

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    Can I supply my own fabric for you to print onto?

    Unfortunately not; all of our fabrics have been tested meticulously to ensure we know exactly how to get the best results, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. If you are set on a fabric we don't offer, we can offer custom printed sublimation paper to order which will allow you to heat press your designs onto your own fabrics.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Which is a better image format: TIFF or JPEG?

    If your design is simple and less intricate, a JPEG will be absolutely fine. However, if you have created a design with multi-colored detailing, we would recommend saving your design in a TIFF format. 

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    Will my material shrink during printing?

    Similar to other fabric printing processes, shrinkage can occur. The amount of shrinkage will depend on the fabric, but as a general rule of thumb, please allow for 2-8% shrinkage when working out your measurements. Shrinkage is not an exact science, and the amount of shrinkage will vary from print run to print run. We'd always suggest order a little more than you need for your project. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order double sided printed fabric?

    Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer. 

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in a different fabric? Are the labels cut like normal fabric labels?

    At the moment, all of our fabric labels are printed on satin fabric. For now, we believe this is the best choice, but will potentially introduce other options in the future. All labels are cut to the same label format. If you would like to choose a different fabric and format for your labels, you could always order a sheet of the fabric of your choice to create labels yourself. 

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How do you print your fabrics in an eco-friendly way?

    Our fabrics are printed with water-based inks as environmental consciousness is always front of our minds. Water-based inks include no chemicals or solvents, and our printing process uses heat to fix colors and patterns into place to avoid excess or contaminated water returning into the water system (this is something that can occur through steaming). All printing, fulfilment and production is done in our one facility, and rather than rolling the fabrics or sending them in a tube, you will receive your material folded up. This amounts to 150 tubes saved a week, as well as much more space on the delivery van for more orders. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

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    Will there be slight color differences between my orders?

    Although very rare, there could be a slight color difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process, however we are always working to improve our color profiles. It is unlikely that  the difference in print runs will be hugely different (for example, it's unlikely your orange is suddenly going to be red). The likelihood of color variations can be intensified fabric to fabric due to materials having different grains and textures; natural fabrics typically have more muted color tones, while poly alternatives have a bolder hue. This is because the construction of the material is different, and the printing method has to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.

Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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Our full cut & sew service at Bags of Love can be used to your full advantage. We even offer hemming for your fabrics at a small additional cost. Our hems are created with a one or two cold hem that typically uses around 5 to 20mm of fabric (depending on the thickness of your chosen material). Please bare this in mind when you are ordering your printed fabric with hems: If you would like your finished piece to be 40" x 40", change your dimensions to 41" instead to allow space for your hems (you will also need to include additional for potential shrinkage). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. Your printed fabric will be hemmed with either Black or White thread. If you are ordering a lightly woven material or a printed silk, you will find that one hem will be straight, while the other slightly rippled.  The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (0.6 - 2.9 oz): 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 (3.0 - 5.9 oz): 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 can vary and should only be seen as an approximation. If you allow for hems and slight shrinkage, it can add a fairly significant amount to your ordered dimensions, so please make sure to consider these things prior to ordering. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.

Choose From Three Finishes

We have three finishing options available: 
  • As it comes: We simply cut around your image with scissors - leaving a perhaps uneven white border. 
  • Hem with thread: We can offer your fabric hemmed with a black or white thread. This will add an additional 1-2 days of production time to your order. Please refer to the dimensions above to gauge how the hemming will affect the size of your print. You will have a choice of an overlock hem or folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. In the design interface, you will be able to see which options are available to you. If you can only see one hem available, this means that this is the only suitable hem for this material type. 
  • Cut on the line: Rather than our 'as it comes' option, we will cut neatly on the edge of your design against the grain of the fabric. If you have a border around your design we will cut around that border. If the design takes up the whole fabric, we will neatly cut around the edge of the image. Cutting against the grain is standard for fabric cutting, and as such lighter materials such as Georgette or Mulmul will have a slight wave in them, and some fraying may occur. 
All of our fabrics are carefully hand cut. It is not always possible to maintain a perfectly straight cut for certain fabrics, so please bear this is mind if you see your edge has a slightly uneven look or a little fraying. This is not a flaw in the material. If you have any questions 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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