Printed Curtain Fabric

Printed Curtain Fabric

Printed Material for Curtains

from £14.50

Design your own printed curtain fabric to make and sew at home for a fun DIY project. Our suede vision material is a popular choice as it's easy to work with and looks as good as it feels. Simply upload your designs, specify how much you curtain fabric by the metre you need to order and look forward to creating your own set of curtains.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • UK delivery: £5.50

  • Buy now, pay later



Discounts

  • ≥ 0.5 m2: £29/sq m
  • ≥ 3 m2: £28/sq m 3.4% Discount
  • ≥ 10 m2: £27/sq m 6.9% Discount
  • ≥ 20 m2: £26/sq m 10.3% Discount
  • ≥ 30 m2: £25/sq m 13.8% Discount
  • ≥ 40 m2: £24/sq m 17.2% Discount
  • ≥ 50 m2: £19/sq m 34.5% Discount

Printed Curtain Fabric Features

  • Order custom curtain fabric by the metre
  • Various different properties 
  • Huge range of benefits
  • Water repellent qualities
  • Dye sublimation print
  • Printed to order in London, UK

Dress up your windows to dress up your room. Curtains can change the feel of a whole room.

With so many different fabrics to choose from you are bound to find the perfect material to design and make your new curtains. From thick blackout fabrics, to heat retaining textiles and even soft touch material, we have such a wide selection with different properties.
  • Bespoke sizes to fit any window
  • Order by the metre or yard
  • Multiple fabric options 
  • Varying weighted fabrics
  • Personalised with your photos
  • Hand printed to order
  • Made in London, UK

Curtain Fabric Options

Choose from our wide range of curtain fabrics, from delicate lace to classic suede.

  • Suede Vision  FR

    Suede Vision FR

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

    Soft, faux suede face with synthetic rubber back. Non fray, solid and strong. Fire rated & water repellent.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Panama Flo

    Panama Flo

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

    Lightweight woven poly-blend. Durable and solid with a slight spring. Soft, matt and opaque.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Voile De Ville

    Voile De Ville

    • Max Print:
      1.52m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.54m

    Stiff, non-fray, splash- proof woven poly. Delicate net texture with shiny face.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Paris Chiffon (poly)

    Paris Chiffon (poly)

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

    Silky, sheer and light. Soft woven poly. Semi-transparent with strong contrast print. Good natural drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crushed Velour

    Crushed Velour

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

    Knitted poly fabric. Very stretchy, with a soft shimmery pile. Bright, intense colours. Retains heat well.

    Composition:

    98% polyester 2% elastane

  • Dorchester Linen Look

    Dorchester Linen Look

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

    Coarse, open weave linen look fabric. Thick mesh-like textured surface. Still soft to touch. Off-white cream base tone.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    Mayfair Herringbone Weave

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

    Distinguished herringbone weave. Soft, cotton-feel. Textured on both sides. Off-white base tone.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Haverstock Linen Look

    Haverstock Linen Look

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

    Strong and durable linen look fabric. Light, cool and airy. Small amount of transparency. Holds shape wet or dry.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Velvet Shimmer

    Velvet Shimmer

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

    Luxury shimmery face with short pile and a stiff, coarse back. Durable, holds shape well. Sharp print quality.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Taffeta

    Taffeta

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

    Smooth and crisp surface with lustrous sheen. Good strength and slightly stiff. Shimmery finish.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chenille

    Chenille

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

    Classic chenille fabric, soft and strong. Textured caterpillar pile. Retains heat, water absorbent.

    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

    100% silk, tight weave, light and airy. Crepe-like texture with a dry handle. Soft, saturated tones.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Cotton Satin

    Cotton Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      172gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    100% cotton, satin weave. Soft and smooth with a matt finish. Drapes easily, sharp, detailed print.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Volando Voile

    Volando Voile

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

    Very fine open plain weave. Sheer, semi-transparent, Smooth and soft.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Poly Georgette

    Poly Georgette

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

    Soft with twisted yarns. crepe textured face. Added strength from poly fibres. Natural drape, punchy detailed print..

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Sara Linen blend

    Sara Linen blend

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

    Matte and opaque, this coarse fabric has a lot of surface detail and a natural ochre colour.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% linen

  • Marbled Velvet

    Marbled Velvet

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

    Stunning pile creates marbled effect. Catches the light easily, textured surface. Medium weight, soft to touch.

    Composition:

    face : 100% poly. backing : 65% poly 35% cotton

  • Fashion Crepe

    Fashion Crepe

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

    Soft and matte with springy, spun yarn. Great stretch and solid construction, crepe handle to face and reverse.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • 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

Care instruction

30°c wash, low tumble dry heat or hang to dry, do not wring.

  • Cold Wash
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • Iron Safe
  • Steam Safe
  • Fire Safe

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Printed Curtain Fabric: How it Works


Step 1: Calculate dimensions

When measuring your window space, you need to account for the pleating/fullness. So for example, if your window is 1m wide, you'll need approximately 2m of curtain fabric so it doesn't look like a flat sheet when pulled across. How you plan to hang your curtains is also an important factor here. For standard pencil pleat heading, we'd suggest doubling the fullness; for eyelets, you'd need between 1.5 to 2.25 times fullness (make sure you have an even number of eyelets). 

Where you plan to hang your curtains will influence the length. If they're to go within a window recess, the end of the fabric should sit just above the windowsill. For curtains hanging outside a recess, aim for 10cm below the windowsill. If you're making floor length curtains, you can easily let them finish just above the floor for easy pulling, sitting on the floor to keep draughts out or make them longer to add weight.

NB: Fabric shrinkage can be 2-6%, so we advise accounting for an additional 1cm of fabric all around, for hemming and in case of any shrinkage. 


Step 2: Know the drop of your pattern

Check your pattern to see if it has a half drop repeat, half repeat, half drop pattern or whether it matches at the edges. Fabrics are limited to the width of the roll, so in cases where curtains are particularly wide, you will need to stitch separate panels together either vertically or even horizontally, resulting in your pattern meeting at the edges. (Within our design system, you can add a drop pattern/tile effect to your pattern).


Step 3: Start your design

Now you know the dimensions needed, you can begin to create your custom printed curtain fabric. Upload your design, edit it, rearrange it etc to ensure it's exactly as you want it. The preview shows the full width and length, without the pleating.


How to Care for Your Curtain Material

Our Suede Vision material for curtains can be machine washed without loss of colour at 30°. Iron on a low heat. For everyday cleaning, use a curtain nozzle attached to your vacuum cleaner to remove dust and fluff.

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.

Important: If you are making curtains for a non-domestic setting, i.e public space, university, hotel, it will be a requirement that the curtains are certified as fire rated. Suede Vision is fire rated to BS 5867 - 2:2008.


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.

Handmade to order

Your designs are printed onto the curtain fabric using up to date digital printing techniques. This bonds the eco-friendly inks deep into the fibre of the material creating a vivid, long-lasting print. This will not crack over time, peel or rub off. Once printed our craftsmen will make sure that your fabric is cut to the size you specified, and this will then either be passed to the seamstresses if you chose a hemming option or straight to quality control if you didn't. You have a choice of curtain fabric edge finishes which are as follows:

  • As it comes. We roughly cut around your image, leaving a simple 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 additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print.
  • Cut on the line. We neatly and precisely cut on the edge of your image.

Important: please read our full guidelines on shrinkage and hemming to avoid disappointment. This is essential for when you measure up your material.

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. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    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).

  • colour palette

    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

Hemming Options ICON

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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