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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Dress up your windows to dress up your room. Curtains can change the feel of a whole room.
Choose from our wide range of curtain fabrics, from delicate lace to classic suede.
Soft, faux suede face with synthetic rubber back. Non fray, solid and strong. Fire rated & water repellent.
Lightweight woven poly-blend. Durable and solid with a slight spring. Soft, matt and opaque.
Stiff, non-fray, splash- proof woven poly. Delicate net texture with shiny face.
Silky, sheer and light. Soft woven poly. Semi-transparent with strong contrast print. Good natural drape.
Knitted poly fabric. Very stretchy, with a soft shimmery pile. Bright, intense colours. Retains heat well.
98% polyester 2% elastane
Coarse, open weave linen look fabric. Thick mesh-like textured surface. Still soft to touch. Off-white cream base tone.
Distinguished herringbone weave. Soft, cotton-feel. Textured on both sides. Off-white base tone.
Luxury shimmery face with short pile and a stiff, coarse back. Durable, holds shape well. Sharp print quality.
Smooth and crisp surface with lustrous sheen. Good strength and slightly stiff. Shimmery finish.
Classic chenille fabric, soft and strong. Textured caterpillar pile. Retains heat, water absorbent.
100% silk, tight weave, light and airy. Crepe-like texture with a dry handle. Soft, saturated tones.
100% Silk Reactive inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 9%
100% cotton, satin weave. Soft and smooth with a matt finish. Drapes easily, sharp, detailed print.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Very fine open plain weave. Sheer, semi-transparent, Smooth and soft.
Soft with twisted yarns. crepe textured face. Added strength from poly fibres. Natural drape, punchy detailed print..
Soft, cotton-like touch with added durability from poly fibres. Open set net-like weave similar to cheesecloth.
Stunning pile creates marbled effect. Catches the light easily, textured surface. Medium weight, soft to touch.
face : 100% poly. backing : 65% poly 35% cotton
Soft and matte with springy, spun yarn. Great stretch and solid construction, crepe handle to face and reverse.
Short pile makes for a super soft fabric, scrim back, opaque with slight sheen.
325 thread count, high quality bedding material. 100% BCI cotton (Better Cotton Initiative) . Bright white base colour, smooth luxury delicate yet durable material. 5-Star hotel bed linen quality. Wide width material at up to 175cm print width.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%
Medium weight 100% linen plain weave fabric. Contains characteristic slubs and bobbles, will include occasional unprinted white dots. Super bright colours & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry. Uses: clothing, kitchen textiles, curtains, light upholstery.
100% linen Reactive Print
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 5.8% Warp: 1.6%
30°C wash, low tumble dry heat or hang to dry, do not wring.
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.
Our Suede Vision material for curtains can be machine washed without loss of colour at 30°. Iron on
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.
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.
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.
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:
Important: please read our full guidelines on shrinkage and hemming to avoid disappointment. This is essential for when you measure up your material.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.