Clothing Fabric Personalised

Clothing Fabric Personalised

Apparel Fabric Custom Made

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Personalise your own clothing fabric with our range of hand-selected apparel material. Order custom printed clothing fabric by the yard, metre, centimetre or inch. Printed with your photos, images and text and hand made in bespoke sizes. Custom printed in the UK in our London studio with your personal design.

  • Ready To Ship In 1 - 2 Day(s)

  • UK delivery: £5.75

  • Buy now, pay later

Customised Clothing Fabric Features:

  • Range of several apparel fabrics
  • Different weights
  • Choice of characteristics
  • Suitable for fashion or DIY projects
  • Made to order in the UK
  • No minimum order

No matter what you are looking for, you're bound to find the right clothing fabric by the yard or metre, just waiting for your custom design.

Sportswear needs to be breathable, and stretchy enough that it is not restrictive. You will find a selection of fabrics for that. Jumpers are best if they are thick and comfortable, evening wear looks beautiful with a flowing drape, and coats that are waterproof are ideal.
  • Organic, natural and synthetic options available
  • Huge range of properties for any needs
  • Clothing fabric in varying weights
  • Apparel fabric with waterproof and breathable options
  • Clothing fabric by the yard in bespoke sizes
  • Custom printed with your photos, designs and text
  • Made to order in London UK with fast turnaround
  • Hand printed and cut by experts
  • Find the perfect material for your clothing projects

Range of Clothing Fabrics

Browse our range of clothing fabrics

  • Silk Impression (poly)

    Silk Impression (poly)

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

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch, silky, smooth, shiny and semi-transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lucent Satin

    Lucent Satin

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, silky, smooth, shiny and semi-transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Linden Waterproof

    Linden Waterproof

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, waterproof, shiny and semi-transparent, smooth and non-fray

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Polar Fleece

    Polar Fleece

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      285gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, fire retardant and opaque, matte and fluffy

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Matt

    Lycra Matt

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    90% poly / 10% lycra

  • Duchess Satin

    Duchess Satin

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

    Medium weight, shiny and non-stretch, silky, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Jersey Stretch

    Jersey Stretch

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

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth and matte, opaque

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Paris Chiffon (poly)

    Paris Chiffon (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      40gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Light weight, shiny and non-stretch, smooth, dry and semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crushed Velour

    Crushed Velour

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

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, shiny, fluffy and opaque

    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, smooth, matte, brushed back and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chain Jersey

    Chain Jersey

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Lycra Soft Sheen

    Lycra Soft Sheen

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      160gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Medium weight, smooth and stretchy, shiny, opaque and silky

    Composition:

    85% polyester 15% elastane

  • Florence Power Net

    Florence Power Net

    • Max Print:
      1.35m
    • Weight:
      60gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.37m

    Light weight, soft and stretchy, matte, mesh and semi transparent

    Composition:

    90% polyester 10% elastane

  • LoopBack Sweat Jersey

    LoopBack Sweat Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.7m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, loop back, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lima Cotton Poplin

    Lima Cotton Poplin

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte, opaque and loop back

    Composition:

    80% cotton / 20% poly

  • Lima Cotton Lawn

    Lima Cotton Lawn

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      145gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and opaque, smooth

    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, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    84% cotton / 16% poly

  • Plush Velvet

    Plush Velvet

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque, matte and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Heavy Matt

    Lycra Heavy Matt

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, brushed/knapped face, fire retardant, shiny, fluffy and opaque

    Composition:

    92% poly / 8% elastane

  • Scuba

    Scuba

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      275gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte opaque and smooth

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    • Max Print:
      1.47m
    • Weight:
      172gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.49m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Breathable Waterproof

    Breathable Waterproof

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

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch, water resistant and semi transparent, matte

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Taffeta

    Taffeta

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch, waterproof, matte and non-fray, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch

    Quilted Jersey Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Light weight, stiff and non-stretch, shiny, smooth and semi transparent

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chenille

    Chenille

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

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, matte and opaque

    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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, durable, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Silk Sensation (poly)

    Silk Sensation (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Light weight, silky and smooth, semi transparent, matte and dry

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Ella Waterproof Plus

    Ella Waterproof Plus

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      70gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, shiny, silky, smooth and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

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

    Light weight, coarse and stretchy, matte and mesh, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton

  • Cotton-Linen

    Cotton-Linen

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

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, semi transparent, matte and smooth

    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, opaque and matte

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Volando Voile

    Volando Voile

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Slinky Lycra Matt

    Slinky Lycra Matt

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      210gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, stiff, matte and smooth, semi transparent

    Composition:

    82% polyester 18% lycra

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      260gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth opaque and matte

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Poly Georgette

    Poly Georgette

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

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mulmul Soft Muslin

    Mulmul Soft Muslin

    • Max Print:
      1.33m
    • Weight:
      55gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.35m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and smooth, semi transparent

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Princess Lace Satin

    Princess Lace Satin

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

    Light weight, soft and stretchy, mesh and matte

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Cotton Twill

    Cotton Twill

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, opaque and silky

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Soft Velvet

    Soft Velvet

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and opaque

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Soft Shell Jersey

    Soft Shell Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      350gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, opaque and smooth

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Bull Denim

    Bull Denim

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

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, matte, semi transparent and smooth

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Cotton Calico

    Cotton Calico

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, semi transparent, matte and smooth, certified organic

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Fashion Crepe

    Fashion Crepe

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, semi transparent, matte and coarse

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Scuba Crepe

    Scuba Crepe

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      290gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, matte, opaque and

    Composition:

    94% polyester 6% elastane

  • Slub Jersey

    Slub Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy, opaque, matte and coarse

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crepe Stretch

    Crepe Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      190gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy, smooth and matte, semi transparent

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Loose Knit Jersey

    Loose Knit Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      185gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Medium weight, matte and stretchy, semi transparent

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Real 100% Silk Twill  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Twill (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      54gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Medium weight, coarse and stretchy, matte and mesh

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Cotton Drill

    Cotton Drill

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

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque, matte and smooth

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • 10oz Denim

    10oz Denim

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

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch, opaque and matte

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Olivia Organza 100% Silk  (2-3 days)

    Olivia Organza 100% Silk (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.32m
    • Weight:
      23gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.34m

    Light weight, soft and non-stretch, matte and mesh

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Light weight, soft and smooth, shimmery shine.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Soft Fashion Jersey

    Soft Fashion Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.52m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.54m

    Medium weight, soft and smooth with great stretch.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Airflow Light

    Airflow Light

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      145gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Medium weight, soft and knitted. Slight stretch, mesh, breathable.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      380gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Stiff, Matt, 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 Degrees
  • Wash at 85 Fahrenheit
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

What is Clothing Fabric?

The properties that you look for in clothing fabric is likely to change with the item of clothing that you intend to make. The one thing that all clothing fabric needs to have in common though, is that it needs to be hard wearing enough that it can be used for clothing. Some apparel fabrics are delicate and will need extra care and attention, but even the most delicate of fabrics has got to be able to stand up to movement; bending, walking, reaching and stretching. We have selected a number of our fabrics, specifically for making clothing, and put them here for you to browse through and choose for your next custom design. With so many different properties to choose from, you are bound to find something that is just right for your dressmaking or clothing project, safe in the knowledge that it will stand up to being worn.
 

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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.

The right method for the job

When you order custom clothing fabric by the yard, it will be digitally printed, using one of our popular methods, these include pigment printing and dye sublimation. All of our methods will bond the print to the fabric, presenting your design in all its splendour. 

  • Pigment Printing - Localised printing applying the dye directly to the fabric to build up the colours and design
  • Dye Sublimation - Printing of the design onto a transfer paper, and then using heat to bond to the fabric

Once your apparel fabric is printed you can choose how you would like it finishing. There are a variety of options available to you.

  • As it Comes - Your printed clothing fabric sent straight from the printer to you will have a white border around the edges
  • Cut on the Line - One of our experts will cut your fabric on the line of your print, so you receive a border-less fabric
  • Hemmed with overlock - A hem which is stitched totally over the edge of your fabric, available in black or white thread
  • Hemmed with baby hem - A single or twofold hem, depending on the fabric, stitched with a straight stitch, in black or white thread

If you choose to have one of our seamstresses hem your apparel fabric, please allow extra fabric for hemming when you give us your bespoke measurements. 

 

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 we 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 colour, 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 Image’ 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 colour space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour 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 to help you visualise 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 minimised 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. 

  • organics-Print Guideline Icon

    Is it normal for colours 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 fibre and reducing the colour strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant colour for your fabric, we would suggest using a non-organic fabric. 

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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-coloured detailing, we would recommend saving your design in a TIFF format. 

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    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 colours 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 in London, 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).

  • colour palette

    Will there be slight colour differences between my orders?

    Although very rare, there could be a slight colour difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process, however we are always working to improve our colour 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 colour variations can be intensified fabric to fabric due to materials having different grains and textures; natural fabrics typically have more muted colour 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 100cm x 100cm, change your dimensions to 101.5cm 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 (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 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 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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