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Custom Upholstery Fabric

Custom Upholstery Fabric

Design Your Own Upholstery Fabric

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Our range of custom upholstery fabric is ideal for home decor and interiors, furnishing and upholstery, and even cushions and bedding. Each of the materials has its own properties and characteristics that make it ideal for any multitude of uses. You can design your own upholstery fabric with photos, designs, and text.

  • Ships In 1 - 2 Day(s)

  • Delivery: $11.50

  • Handmade

Printed Upholstery Fabric Features:

  • Range of upholstery fabrics
  • Different weights
  • Different characteristics and uses
  • Suitable for home decor and soft furnishing
  • Made to order
  • No minimum order

You can do a whole lot with custom upholstery fabric.

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. Once you find the perfect fit, you can design your own upholstery fabric to be printed.
  • Organic, natural and synthetic materials
  • Stretch and non-stretch options
  • Waterproof and breathable fabrics available
  • All materials are custom printed
  • Personalize your design with photos, images and text
  • Handmade to order in bespoke sizes
  • Printed inhouse

Range of Home Furnishing Fabrics

Browse our range of home furnishing fabrics

  • Woven Canvas 8.85oz

    Woven Canvas 8.85oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Monroe Satin 4.72oz

    Monroe Satin 4.72oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz

    Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz

    • Max Print:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      1.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Organza 1.18oz

    Organza 1.18oz

    • Max Print:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      1.18oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Suede Vision 7.37oz FR

    Suede Vision 7.37oz FR

    • Max Print:
      1.66yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.68yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lucent Satin 3.54oz

    Lucent Satin 3.54oz

    • Max Print:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      3.54oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Peached Poly Sheeting 3.83oz

    Peached Poly Sheeting 3.83oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      3.83oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Panama Flo 4.42oz

    Panama Flo 4.42oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      4.42oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Linden Waterproof 3.54oz

    Linden Waterproof 3.54oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      3.54oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Neoprene 29.49oz

    Neoprene 29.49oz

    • Max Print:
      1.42yd
    • Weight:
      29.49oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.44yd

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

    Composition:

    face: 100% polyester. center: neoprene. backing: 100% nylon

  • Scroll Paper Fabric 3.54oz

    Scroll Paper Fabric 3.54oz

    • Max Print:
      1.41yd
    • Weight:
      3.54oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.43yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Duchess Satin 4.13oz

    Duchess Satin 4.13oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton 4.13oz

    Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton 4.13oz

    • Max Print:
      1.73yd
    • Weight:
      4.13oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.75yd

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

    Composition:

    50% polyester, 50% cotton

  • Crushed Velour 5.31oz

    Crushed Velour 5.31oz

    • Max Print:
      1.48yd
    • Weight:
      7.23oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.50yd

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

    Composition:

    98% polyester, 2% elastane

  • Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey 7.67oz

    Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey 7.67oz

    • Max Print:
      1.67yd
    • Weight:
      7.67oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.70yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chain Jersey 7.52oz

    Chain Jersey 7.52oz

    • Max Print:
      1.43yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.45yd

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

    Composition:

    97% polyester, 3% elastane

  • Dorchester Linen Look 6.81oz

    Dorchester Linen Look 6.81oz

    • Max Print:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      6.81oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.93oz

    Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.93oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      7.93oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Archway Brushed Twill 8.55oz

    Archway Brushed Twill 8.55oz

    • Max Print:
      1.56yd
    • Weight:
      8.55oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.59yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Portobello Canvas 7.37oz

    Portobello Canvas 7.37oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lima Cotton Poplin 5.90oz (end of line)

    Lima Cotton Poplin 5.90oz (end of line)

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    80% cotton / 20% poly

  • Lima Cotton Twill 7.08oz (end of line)

    Lima Cotton Twill 7.08oz (end of line)

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      7.08oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    84% cotton, 16% poly

  • Trafalgar Twill 8.08oz

    Trafalgar Twill 8.08oz

    • Max Print:
      1.64yd
    • Weight:
      8.08oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.66yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Plush Velvet 7.37oz

    Plush Velvet 7.37oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

    Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      4.57oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Velvet Shimmer 10.94oz

    Velvet Shimmer 10.94oz

    • Max Print:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      10.94oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Poly Twill 5.90oz

    Poly Twill 5.90oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.52oz

    Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.52oz

    • Max Print:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

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

    Composition:

    95% polyester, 5% elastane

  • Chenille 9.73oz

    Chenille 9.73oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      9.73oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Real 100% Silk Georgette 1.47oz

    Real 100% Silk Georgette 1.47oz

    • Max Print:
      1.45yd
    • Weight:
      1.47oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.48yd

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

    Composition:

    100% Silk Reactive inks

  • Silk Sensation (poly) 2.65oz

    Silk Sensation (poly) 2.65oz

    • Max Print:
      1.55yd
    • Weight:
      2.65oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.57yd

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

    Composition:

    97% polyester, 3% elastane

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.21oz PGT

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.21oz PGT

    • Max Print:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      2.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

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

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton Pigment inks

  • Cotton-Linen 6.72oz

    Cotton-Linen 6.72oz

    • Max Print:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      6.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

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

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks

  • Cotton Satin 5.07 oz

    Cotton Satin 5.07 oz

    • Max Print:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      5.07oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton pigment inks

  • Volando Voile 1.53oz

    Volando Voile 1.53oz

    • Max Print:
      1.54yd
    • Weight:
      1.53oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.56yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.67oz

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.67oz

    • Max Print:
      1.70yd
    • Weight:
      7.67oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.72yd

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

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.85oz

    Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.85oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Poly Georgette 1.92oz

    Poly Georgette 1.92oz

    • Max Print:
      1.54yd
    • Weight:
      1.92oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.56yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mulmul Soft Muslin 1.62oz

    Mulmul Soft Muslin 1.62oz

    • Max Print:
      1.44yd
    • Weight:
      1.62oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.47yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Sara Linen blend 8.85oz

    Sara Linen blend 8.85oz

    • Max Print:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

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

    Composition:

    96% polyester, 4% linen

  • Cotton Twill 6.28oz

    Cotton Twill 6.28oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      6.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Marbled Velvet 6.49oz

    Marbled Velvet 6.49oz

    • Max Print:
      1.54yd
    • Weight:
      6.49oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.56yd

    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 8.26oz

    Soft Velvet 8.26oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      8.26oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Bull Denim 11.80oz

    Bull Denim 11.80oz

    • Max Print:
      1.63yd
    • Weight:
      11.80oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.65yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Cotton Calico 4.48oz

    Cotton Calico 4.48oz

    • Max Print:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      4.48oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton pigment inks

  • Roller Blind Standard (allows some light) 6.49oz

    Roller Blind Standard (allows some light) 6.49oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      6.49oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Roller Blind Blackout (no light) 8.26oz

    Roller Blind Blackout (no light) 8.26oz

    • Max Print:
      1.70yd
    • Weight:
      8.26oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.72yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Oilcloth Matte 8.08oz

    Oilcloth Matte 8.08oz

    • Max Print:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      8.08oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

    Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

    • Max Print:
      1.39yd
    • Weight:
      20.65oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.41yd

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

    Composition:

    face: 100% PVC backing: 100% polyester

  • Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz

    Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz

    • Max Print:
      1.54yd
    • Weight:
      2.51oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.56yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Cotton Drill 7.52oz

    Cotton Drill 7.52oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • 10oz Denim 8.85oz

    10oz Denim 8.85oz

    • Max Print:
      1.62yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.64yd

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

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Furnishing Leatherette 17.70oz

    Furnishing Leatherette 17.70oz

    • Max Print:
      2.67yd
    • Weight:
      17.70oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.40yd

    Heavy weight, textured and stiff - for furnishing and upholstery

    Composition:

    90% pvc, 5% polyester, 5% cotton

  • Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

    Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      8.26oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

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

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas 14.75oz

    Woven Canvas 14.75oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      14.75oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • New Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.21oz RTV

    New Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.21oz RTV

    • Max Print:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      2.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

    Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 3-4% warp.

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton reactive inks

Care instruction

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

  • Wash At 30°C / 86°F
  • Wash at 85°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

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. Once you choose your fabric, you can design your own upholstery fabric.

Soft furnishing Fabrics Product Information

Soft furnishings, such as bedding and cushions, require a soft yet hard-wearing material, preferably with little to no stretch. Find and design the next fabric for your projects from a hand-picked selection of soft furnishing fabrics that are smooth and soft to the touch which is taut and non-stretch. (Due to the delicate nature of the MulMul Soft Music fabric, some pulls are to be expected and this is not out of the ordinary.)

Home Decor and Interior Fabrics Product Information

You need a tough, stiff textile to withstand daily use for things like rugs, but something with a good drape for curtains. Browse a carefully selected range of furnishings fabrics to find just the right material to personalize for your next home DIY project.

Furnishing and Upholstery Fabrics Product Information 

Furnishing and upholstery fabrics are such an integral part of your home decor. From seat cushions to footstools, you need a 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 custom upholstery fabric, each with unique textures, appearances and properties. All of which can be personalized with your own custom designs. 

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 on just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 3.93". 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.

Personally printed

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

In regards to the Pima Lawn Cotton and Cotton Linen, due to the nature of the fabric and our processing methods, there can be occasional very small white dots where pieces of cotton fluff are removed revealing unprinted white base material. Please note that this is normal and cannot be avoided but won't affect the strong colors and detailed nature of your print.

 

Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    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. 

  • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    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)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    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. 

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • crocking-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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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