Knit Fabric

Knit Fabric

Design Your Own Knit Material

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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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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

  • 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:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    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

  • 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:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      250gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    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

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. 

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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.

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 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 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.

  • 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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