Knit Fabric

Knit Fabric

Design Your Own Knit Material

from £14.50

Enjoy browsing our wide range of beautiful knit fabrics. These unique knit materials can be completely customised by you; not only the design but the dimensions and finish too. Whatever type of knit you are looking for, you will find it here. From lively Lycra and delicate lace to stylish jersey and contemporary scuba. An ideal range for fashion designers and makers.

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  • UK delivery: £5.50

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Digitally Printed Knit Fabric Features:

  • Full-colour digital printing
  • A wide range of knit fabrics
  • Print and hemming options 
  • Unique and customisable
  • No minimum runs
  • Printed to order in London

Working with knit is a sheer joy and there are so many options you can make with it.

Our innovative knit material process allows us to print deep into the fibres of the fabric, fusing the ink and creating a vibrant and long-lasting print. At Bags of Love, you can choose not only the type of knit you want but also the dimensions and the finish. There are several different kinds of knitted textile, including Lycra, jersey, lace, and fleece. A knit characteristically is soft and stretchy, thanks to its construction. The yarn is formed into an interconnecting loop construction, which causes it to stretch significantly along the weft. Some knits have a very good four-way stretch. Our selection includes both, and all have very good recovery rates, so your design will always return to normal once the fabric is relaxed.
  • A wide range of knit fabrics to choose from
  • Customise your fabric with your designs
  • Full colour, HD print
  • Great for dressmakers, fashion designers and makers
  • Stretchy fabrics with a wide range of attributes
  • Customise your own dimensions
  • Different hemming options available
  • Expert printing and sewing
  • No minimum order
  • Printed to order with water-based inks
  • Made in London, UK

Full Range of Stretch Fabrics

Choose from our wide range of custom printed knit fabric

  • Polar Fleece

    Polar Fleece

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

    Soft napped texture. Wonderfully warm fleece with a dense body. Non-fray and water repellent.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Matt

    Lycra Matt

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

    Very lively Lycra with a bouncy structure. Drape is smooth and fluid. Soft and matt with 85% poly, 15% elastane.

    Composition:

    90% poly / 10% lycra

  • Jersey Stretch

    Jersey Stretch

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

    Stretchy jersey fabric. Quick drying and slightly water absorbent.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Crushed Velour

    Crushed Velour

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

    Beautiful soft and sumptuous velour. Pile is short and plush. Stretchy and easy to wear.

    Composition:

    98% polyester 2% elastane

  • Diamond Jersey

    Diamond Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.35m
    • Weight:
      270gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.37m

    Unique raised diamond effect on the face. Stretchy and soft with a heavy construct. Matt and opaque finish.

    Composition:

    93% polyester 7% elastane

  • Crepe Jersey

    Crepe Jersey

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

    Pretty jersey with a light crepe texture. Tightly knitted with a fluid drape. Soft handle with stretch on the weft.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Chain Jersey

    Chain Jersey

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

    Pique knitted jersey. Chain mail surface texture. Breathable and soft with a light sheen on the surface.

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Lycra Soft Sheen

    Lycra Soft Sheen

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

    Soft and shiny Lycra with 15% elastane. Durable and stretchy. Moisture wicking properties.

    Composition:

    85% polyester 15% elastane

  • Florence Power Net

    Florence Power Net

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

    Very flexible open next construct. Knitted tulle with a beautiful drape. Fray resistant and slightly delicate.

    Composition:

    90% polyester 10% elastane

  • LoopBack Sweat Jersey

    LoopBack Sweat Jersey

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

    White faced loop back jersey. Sharp, clear colours and details. Sweatshirt material.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Plush Velvet

    Plush Velvet

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

    Stretchy, soft, warm. Thick and fluffy pile. Water absorbent. Bold clear colours.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Heavy Matt

    Lycra Heavy Matt

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

    Heavy and substantial Lycra with 7% elastane. Thick and stretchy composition. Soft and smooth handle.

    Composition:

    92% poly / 8% elastane

  • Scuba

    Scuba

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

    Contemporary scuba fabric. Smooth and thick with 4-way stretch. Smooth handle with a slight sheen. Lovely drape.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch

    Quilted Jersey Stretch

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Knitted jersey. Wadding layer adds weight and substance. Stamped diamond quilt effect. Water absorbent.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Slinky Lycra Matt

    Slinky Lycra Matt

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

    Slinky and sexy Lycra with a matt face. 82% poly, 18% Lycra. Medium weight. Soft, 4-way stretch.

    Composition:

    82% polyester 18% lycra

  • Bounce Cotton Jersey

    Bounce Cotton Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.58m
    • Weight:
      180gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    95% cotton, 5% elastane. Soft, stretchy and breathable with a bouncy and lively personality. Muted colours

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% elastane

  • Crochet Lace

    Crochet Lace

    • Max Print:
      1.27m
    • Weight:
      70gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.29m

    Soft and stretchy poly/nylon blend. Smooth face with characteristic holes and a homespun effect.

    Composition:

    100% Nylon

  • Flora Lace

    Flora Lace

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      42gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Stiff and starchy quality. Slightly shimmery lively face. Tight lace construct in a floral design.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Scuba Crepe

    Scuba Crepe

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

    Heavyweight knitted Lycra. Unique scuba with a textured crepe face. Smooth back. 4-way stretch.

    Composition:

    94% polyester 6% elastane

  • Slub Jersey

    Slub Jersey

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

    Slub construction. Stylish stretchy jersey. Weft knitted. Soft and breathable. Good drape. Sharp print.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crepe Stretch

    Crepe Stretch

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

    3% elastane. Very good stretch and recovery. Diagonal crepe texture. A substantial crepe with a sharp print.

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Loose Knit Jersey

    Loose Knit Jersey

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

    5% elastane. Good stretch and recovery. Breathable. Moisture-wicking. Random pattern knit. Homespun effect.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Lace Lucille

    Lace Lucille

    • Max Print:
      0.49m
    • Weight:
      15gsm
    • Roll Width:
      0.51m

    Very light and pretty. Delicate, open and web-like. Stark white base tone. Slightly stiff and starchy structure.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Solange Silky Jersey

    Solange Silky Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      215gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Weft knitted single jersey. Fine rib detail to face, beautiful flowing drape.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Ponte Jersey

    Ponte Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      260gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Heavy weight double knit. Matt finish with great stretch and recovery on the weft.

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Rox Sports Jersey

    Rox Sports Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.6m

    Weft knitted sports jersey. Breathable, smooth and flat.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Soft Fashion Jersey

    Soft Fashion Jersey

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

    Soft and stretchy, accentuates the beauty of the human form.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Airflow Light

    Airflow Light

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

    Soft and knitted. Eyelet knit gives honeycomb surface effect. Extremely breathable.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Olympic Sports jersey

    Olympic Sports jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      180gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Breathable and lightweight, a quick-drying knitted jersey fabric perfect for sportswear.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

Care instruction

Preferably hand wash or spot clean. If not use low temperature, laying flat after washing and brushing pile into place. Every few washes if you feel the fibres stiffening at all, wait till the fabric is dry then give it a loving brush until you feel it relax and return to its pampered self.

  • Hand Wash
  • Cold Wash
  • No Soak
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Dry Flat
  • No Wring

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How To Care For Your Knit Fabric

Knits are generally very easy to care for. When you design your own knit fabric with us, you can be assured that you will receive a gorgeous, high-quality fabric that will stand the test of time. We do have some care recommendations, that, if followed, will preserve the print and construction of your textile. Although knits are soft, they are surprisingly hardy. The print will not peel as long as it is washed on a cool and delicate cycle (never above 30°C). We also recommend allowing your knits to drip dry. If you need to iron them, please use a low/cool setting. If in any doubt, you can take your fabric to a specialist dry cleaner or get in touch with us via the online chat and we will be more than happy to help you further. 
 

What Can I Make With My Knit Fabric?

The opportunities are almost endless. Knits are a wonderful fabric for so many different kinds of clothing. Create custom printed knit fabric and enjoy a completely bespoke wardrobe. Jersey fabrics are perfect for making stylish, casual clothing such as t-shirts, vests and tunic dresses. Try the slub jersey or the loose-knit for something a little different. For a classic sweatshirt or hoodie, our vintage loopback jersey has a lovely retro vibe. How about designing a sexy bodycon dress or skirt? Crush velour makes a great choice. Browse our range of knits and see which one appeals to you. 


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.

Specialist methods

Our specialist print technique for digital printing on knit fabric gives a flawless and bold finish. Every fabric is different, thanks to their construction and their base tone. As such, sometimes the print may look a little different. Colours can range from vibrant and intense to ever so slightly soft and muted, which gives a beautiful effect. Knitted fabrics are special as they stretch. This stretch can cause the designs printed on them to be stretched as well. Our fabrics have a wonderful recovery rate, which means they always spring back into shape. The ink is fused deep into the fibres, so your design will not rub or scratch away. 

Depending on how you plan to use your knit fabric, you can choose how you want the edges to be finished:

  • 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 one to two 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.

Hemming

If you would like your textile to be finished with a hem, please keep these measurements in mind and factor them into your final dimensions:

  • Light fabrics: we use 6-8 mm in the hem (twofold), so your width/height will be minus 12-16 mm
  • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 15-20 mm in the hem (twofold) so your width/height will be minus 35-40 mm
  • Stiff/heavy/no-fray fabrics: we use 15-20 mm in the hem (single fold) so width/height will be minus 35-40 mm

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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