Natural Fabrics

Natural Fabrics

Design Your Own Natural Fabrics

from £14.50

Upload your designs, artwork or photos onto our selection of beautiful natural fabrics. Derived from animal or plant fibres or featuring a blend, these textiles each have their own distinct character and attributes. Among the selection are real silks with all of their opulent and natural beauty, organic cotton and their rustic charm, real leather and more. Design your own natural fabrics and see where your creativity takes you.

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  • UK delivery: £5.50

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Natural Fabric Features

  • A wide range of natural fabrics
  • All waiting to be customised
  • Made to your custom dimensions
  • Full-colour lasting print
  • No minimum runs or orders
  • Printed in London, UK

There is so much beauty in nature, and natural fabrics embody this beauty in a completely bespoke way.

Natural fabrics are derived from the fibres that make them. These are either animal or plant-based. Our unique selection includes both of these, and range from smooth and luxurious silk to cool and rustic linen. These textiles can be woven, spun, or knitted, and they have been used for centuries in all parts of the world. Our customers love using these fabrics to create their own customised clothing, to fill their home with soft furnishings, and to make their very own fashion accessories. They have a wealth of brilliant properties that continue to make them a popular option, such as strength, sustainability, moisture-wicking, and breathable to name a few.
  • Wide range of natural fabrics
  • Includes cotton, organic, linen, silk and more
  • Specialist digital printing on natural textiles
  • Ideal for making clothing, accessories and home decor 
  • Features a wealth of excellent properties
  • Breathable and insulating
  • Suitable for a wide range of end uses
  • Choose from four edge finishing options
  • No minimum order
  • Printed to order in London

Full Range of Natural Fabrics

Choose from our range of stunning natural fabrics and blends.

  • Lima Cotton Poplin

    Lima Cotton Poplin

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Poplin weave with a brushed face. 81% cotton, 19% poly. Prints strong colours. Slightly opaque.

    Composition:

    80% cotton / 20% poly

  • Lima Cotton Lawn

    Lima Cotton Lawn

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      145gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Breathable and durable composition. 70% cotton with 30% poly coating. Warm ivory base.

    Composition:

    73 % cotton / 27% poly

  • Lima Cotton Twill

    Lima Cotton Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      240gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Smooth and soft face with a dry matt reverse. Composed of 85% cotton, 15% poly.

    Composition:

    84% cotton / 16% poly

  • Real 100% Silk Georgette  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Georgette (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.34m
    • Weight:
      50gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.36m

    Stunning 100% real silk. Sheer and elegant. Very light with a dry, crepe texture.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      75gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    100% real silk with a satin weave. Smooth, shiny with flowing drape. Luxury handle and very light.

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton

  • Cotton-Linen

    Cotton-Linen

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      228gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Light and airy 100% cotton fabric. Smooth and cool to the touch. Very light with a nice drape.

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% linen

  • Cotton Satin

    Cotton Satin

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

    85% cotton, 15% linen. Cool and smooth to the touch. Some give. Slightly stiff handle.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Bounce Cotton Jersey

    Bounce Cotton Jersey

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

    100% natural cotton with a satin weave. Smooth, cool face. Matt finish. Cool to the touch. Muted colours.

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% elastane

  • Organic Half-Panama Cotton

    Organic Half-Panama Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Knitted jersey composed of 95% cotton with 5% elastane. Very soft and stretchy.

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Cotton Twill

    Cotton Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      213gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    100% organic cotton cotton. Slightly textured face with a matt finish. Heavy and opaque.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Dobby Canvas

    Dobby Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      310gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Smooth tight twill weave with a soft face. Matt on the reverse. Natural cotton.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Bull Denim

    Bull Denim

    • Max Print:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      400gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    Lovely flax fabric. 100% linen with homespun slub yarn. Light and airy and soft.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Real 100% Silk Twill  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Twill (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      54gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    100% cotton. Strong and hardwearing fabric with a diagonal weave. Feels heavy and substantial while being soft and warm.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Real 100% Silk Satin  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Satin (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.37m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.39m

    Rustic effect 100% organic cotton. Classic poplin weave with no stretch. Crisp and dry.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Organic Cotton Canvas

    Organic Cotton Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.5m
    • Weight:
      309gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.52m

    100% organic, natural cotton with a half panama weave. Perfect for crafting, cushions and light upholstery.

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Organic Cotton Drill

    Organic Cotton Drill

    • Max Print:
      1.54m
    • Weight:
      255gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.56m

    100% natural, organic cotton with a diagonal drill weave. Great for jackets and skirts, as well as crafting.

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

Care instruction

Wash with colours only, do not wash with whites. 30°c wash. Low heat tumble dry. Do not wring. Iron at 30°C maximum, Iron on the reverse of the printed side. Hang dry.

  • Wash At 30 Degrees
  • Tumble 1
  • Low Heat
  • No Wring
  • Hang Dry

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How To Care For Your Natural Fabrics

Every textile is unique and has its own care instructions. They are a durable bunch who will continue to look like new as long as these instructions are followed. Certain fabrics, such as the real silks, require a bit of extra care and attention. With these, we always recommend using a specialist dry cleaner. Cotton and linens do well with a cool and delicate wash cycle. Please do not wash over 30°c, as this could cause some colour fading. All natural cottons have a degree of shrinkage in the print process. Please accept 2-3 % shrinkage in the X and Y directions. To compensate, we suggest allowing a margin of shrinking in your design. Do this by adding more bleed area in your design. If you are ever in any doubt, please get in touch with us via our online chat and we will be happy to help you further. 
 

What Can I Make With My Natural Fabrics?

There is so much you can make when you design your own natural fabrics. The soft and breathable nature of these textiles just adds to their plethora of benefits. For dressmaking, real silk makes an elegant and luxurious choice. Think of the flowing drape and the stunning, smooth face that will feel cool and crisp against your skin. For a more rustic and vintage style dress, the organic half-Panama makes a fun choice. The flecks of cotton seeds visible throughout the yarns add to the authenticity of this charming material. The linens make great suit fabric options for the summer, thanks to their cool, breathable and moisture-wicking qualities. There are just so many options, you won't know where to begin. Enjoy your creative journey.

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.

Choose the perfect fabric for you

We have developed a specialist printing method for digital printing on natural fabric that ensures a long-lasting, fade-resistant print. The water-based inks are infused deep into the fibres of your chosen natural fabric, creating a bold finish. We use eco-friendly inks at Bags of Love, which means you not only look good but feel good too. Every textile has its own unique attributes, including base tone, yarn, and construction. This means that each one prints a little differently. Our expert printers know just how to make your fabric look its best, so you can be assured that your customised natural fabric is in safe hands. 

We offer different finishes for your fabric. Depending on how you want to use it, you can select a finish to best suit your needs:

  • 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.

Create something new and exciting

If you decide that you would like us to hem your fabric, then we recommend keeping these measurements in mind and include them in your final dimensions:

  • Light fabrics: we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so your width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so your width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/heavy/no-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so width/height will be minus 35-40mm

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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