Printed Curtain Fabric

Printed Curtain Fabric

Printed Material for Curtains

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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.

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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

  • Mulmul Soft Muslin

    Mulmul Soft Muslin

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

    Soft, cotton-like touch with added durability from poly fibres. Open set net-like weave similar to cheesecloth.

    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.

  • Wash At 30 Degrees
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • Low Heat
  • Steam Safe
  • Fire Safe

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.

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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.

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 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

Hemming Options ICON

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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