Woven Fabric

Woven Fabric

Create Your Own Woven Material

from £14.50

Enjoy browsing our extensive range of woven fabrics. You can design your own woven material online using our design interface, and see your artwork or photos come to life in a new and exciting way. Woven textiles are strong and durable and have a plethora of wonderful qualities. From chiffon and chenille to twill and crepe, there is a woven fabric for everyone and every project.

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Woven Fabric Features

  • A wide range of woven materials
  • Long-lasting, full-colour print
  • Different edge finishing options 
  • Printed to order
  • Made with your dimensions
  • Printed in London, UK

Woven fabrics are a wide and versatile group. They include so many different textiles, with varying characteristics.

Delicate and feminine wovens such as chiffon, organza and silk seem so different in contrast to their hardier cousins, like twill, poplin and canvas. Thanks to their plethora of benefits, woven materials are used for a variety of different end uses. Clothing, homeware, and accessories are all popular choices to make when you design your own woven fabric. Some tightly woven fabrics are waterproof and weatherproof, and as such can be used to make items such as umbrellas, raincoats, and even parachutes. On the whole, textiles that are woven have a firm and solid construction that maintains the straight nature of its yarn. At Bags of Love, we carry all three types of woven fabrics; plain weave, satin weave, and twill weave. You will notice that each has their own distinct features, so make sure you spend time getting to know each one and seeing which will be the best for your next project.
  • Browse a wide range of woven fabrics
  • Customise with your own designs
  • Enjoy a lasting, full-colour print
  • Twill, plain, and satin weaves
  • Specialist fabric printing
  • Suitable for a wide range of end uses
  • Perfect for makers, fashion designers and students
  • Choose from four edge finishing options
  • Customise your own dimensions
  • No minimum runs
  • Made to order
  • Printed in London, UK

Full Range of Woven Fabrics

Choose from our wide range of beautiful woven fabrics.

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.61m

    Tightly woven poly-based canvas. Thick and stiff construction. Matt finish.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Monroe Satin

    Monroe Satin

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

    Beautiful fluid drape. Strong and taut twill with a smooth sateen face.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Silk Impression (poly)

    Silk Impression (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      41gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Shimmery face. Appearance of silk with the durability of a poly. Soft and cool to the touch.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Organza

    Organza

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      40gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Pretty, light and feminine. Sheer body with a slight sparkle. Lovely drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lucent Satin

    Lucent Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    A highly lustrous sateen, with a matte back. Lightweight and semi-transparent.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Peached Poly Sheeting

    Peached Poly Sheeting

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      130gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Feels very similar to cotton. Smooth to the touch with soft peached surface.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Panama Flo

    Panama Flo

    • Max Print:
      1.48m
    • Weight:
      150gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.5m

    Durable, soft and water resistant half panama. Solid poly-blend with a springy body.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Voile De Ville

    Voile De Ville

    • Max Print:
      1.52m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.54m

    Shiny face fabric with a delicate net-like structure. Non-fray and splash-proof.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Linden Waterproof

    Linden Waterproof

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      120gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Durable waterproof and windproof fabric. Crisp finish with a slight sheen on the face. Non-fray.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Duchess Satin

    Duchess Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Beautiful glossy sateen face. Smooth and tightly woven. Matt reverse.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Towelling

    Towelling

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      320gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.65m

    Thick, fluffy woven pile. Split microfibre. Water absorbent and soft.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

    Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      140gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.65m

    50% cotton 50% poly. Desaturated print. Vintage effect. Lightweight.

    Composition:

    50% polyester 50% cotton

  • Paris Chiffon (poly)

    Paris Chiffon (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      40gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Elegant drape. Sheer and light silky fabric. Soft and semi-transparent.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Dorchester Linen Look

    Dorchester Linen Look

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      231gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    Coarse weave with a natural "linen look" appearance. Soft and matt with an off-white base.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    Mayfair Herringbone Weave

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      269gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Characteristic herringbone weave. Creamy textured face with a cotton handle. Poly-blend.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Haverstock Linen Look

    Haverstock Linen Look

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      248gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    "Linen look." Some transparency. No abrasion. Crisp print.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Portobello Canvas

    Portobello Canvas

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

    Solid, durable canvas with an even texture. Off-white base tone, semi-transparent finish.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lima Cotton Poplin

    Lima Cotton Poplin

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

    81% cotton, 19% poly. Semi-opaque poplin weave. Intense colours. Bright face. Fine brushed surface.

    Composition:

    80% cotton / 20% poly

  • Lima Cotton Lawn

    Lima Cotton Lawn

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

    70% cotton, 30% poly coating. Hard-wearing. Breathable, Slight brushed surface. Ivory base tone.

    Composition:

    73 % cotton / 27% poly

  • Lima Cotton Twill

    Lima Cotton Twill

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

    85% cotton, 15% poly. Smooth and soft face. Matt reverse. Easy to handle. Tight twill weave.

    Composition:

    84% cotton / 16% poly

  • Trafalgar Twill

    Trafalgar Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.51m
    • Weight:
      274gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.53m

    Lovely twill weave. Fine brushed surface that is soft and matt. Frim handle.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    Nautica Peached Splash Proof

    • Max Print:
      1.47m
    • Weight:
      172gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.49m

    Lightweight poly, peached face. Tough, taut. No stretch. Splash proof. Bright white base.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Velvet Shimmer

    Velvet Shimmer

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      371gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Beautiful shimmery face. Soft with a reinforced woven back. Slightly stiff structure.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Ripstop

    Ripstop

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      65gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Classic ripstop. Strengthened square grid structure. Semi-transparent. Waterproof.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Taffeta

    Taffeta

    • Max Print:
      1.44m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.46m

    Elegant taffeta with a smooth, crisp surface. Lustrous and lively sheen. Good strength.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Poly Twill

    Poly Twill

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      200gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Very strong and durable. 2/2 poly blend, twill weave. Smooth, structured, slightly textured.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chenille

    Chenille

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      330gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    Soft and strong chenille with the classic textured caterpillar pile. Water absorbent. Resists abrasion.

    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

    Stunning 100% real silk. Transparent and airy. Very light with a lovely drape and crepe texture.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • Silk Sensation (poly)

    Silk Sensation (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Wonderful silk alternative with a slight stretch. Solid with a shiny face and matt reverse. Plain closed weave.

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Ella Waterproof Plus

    Ella Waterproof Plus

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      70gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Lightweight. PU coated. Slight rubbery reverse. Solid and firm with a little bit of give.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton

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

    100% cotton. Light, airy and smooth. Very light. Lovely drape and flow.

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton

  • Cotton-Linen

    Cotton-Linen

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

    85% cotton, 15% linen. Cool and smooth to the touch. Has some stretch. Slightly stiff structure.

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% linen

  • Cotton Satin

    Cotton Satin

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

    100% natural cotton with a classic satin weave. Smooth face and matt finish. Crisp and cool.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Volando Voile

    Volando Voile

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      52gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Sheer finish. Fine open weave. Very light. Shiny, semi-transparent. Natural flowing drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled

    • Max Print:
      1.56m
    • Weight:
      260gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.58m

    100% organic cotton. Slightly textured surface. Heavy, opaque, matt.

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Poly Georgette

    Poly Georgette

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      65gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Lovely poly Georgette made from twisted yarns. Dry, crepe face. Transparent. Floaty and airy. Lovely drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Sara Linen blend

    Sara Linen blend

    • Max Print:
      1.39m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.41m

    Distinct dobby weave. 4% linen, 96% poly. Characteristic surface detail. Slight sheen on face.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% linen

  • Cotton Twill

    Cotton Twill

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

    100% natural cotton. Smooth and soft face. Matt reverse. Easy to handle. Tight twill weave.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Soft Velvet

    Soft Velvet

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      280gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Wonderfully soft. Elegant, short pile. Print quality is slightly soft. Beautiful drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Fashion Crepe

    Fashion Crepe

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

    Lightweight, soft, double-faced. Stretchy. Textured crepe handle. Strong white base tone.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Oilcloth Matte

    Oilcloth Matte

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      274gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Half panama cotton with crease free satin face. Slight sheen. Waterproof and wipeable.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Crepe de Chine (poly)

    Crepe de Chine (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.42m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.44m

    Classic crepe face. Beautiful drape. Lightweight. Elegant and strong. Taut.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • 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% real silk with a twill weave. Lightweight, durable, strong print detail. Soft with a flowing drape.

    Composition:

    100% silk

  • 10oz Denim

    10oz Denim

    • Max Print:
      1.49m
    • Weight:
      300gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.51m

    10oz Denim, bright white base. Taut and tightly woven. Soft yet strong, durable fabric.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Lace Lucille

    Lace Lucille

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

    A woven lace material with an abstract motif which repeats throughout. Perfect for trimmings and accessories.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin

    • Max Print:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    Super lightweight poly satin with a smooth face. High shine surface and light reflecting qualities with excellent drape.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chichi Furnishing Velour

    Chichi Furnishing Velour

    • Max Print:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      280gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

    100% natural cotton. Soft finish with a subtle shine to the face. A smooth fabric.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Organic Cotton Canvas

    Organic Cotton Canvas

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

    Plain woven, semi-synthetic fabric. Soft and strong, incredibly versatile.

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Organic Cotton Drill

    Organic Cotton Drill

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

    Soft touch, sumptuous, short pile fabric. Ideal for upholstery

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • Summer Breeze Viscose

    Summer Breeze Viscose

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      76gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Certified 100% recycled fabric. Soft and pliable, plain weave, rustic feel fabric. Made from recycled polyester.

    Composition:

    100% viscose

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      380gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.62m

    Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas

    Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.59m
    • Weight:
      500gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.61m

    Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Sailor's Woven Canvas

    Sailor's Woven Canvas

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      480gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Hard wearing, Sailor's canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Softens with washing. Edges will fray. Chunky weave, so fine detail not recommend.

    Composition:

    100% Polyester

Care instruction

Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

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

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How To Care For Your Woven Fabric

Fabrics made from weaving tend to be tauter and hardier than knitted fabrics. This makes them strong and durable and easy to care for. As woven fabrics can fray, it is always important to finish them off with the correct hem - a zigzag stitch or serger work best. They keep their shape well and are less prone to snagging and stretching. To ensure your customised woven fabric always looks its best, we recommend only washing them in a cool and delicate wash - never above 30 degrees C. Leave them to drip dry and if in any doubt, you can take them to a specialist dry cleaners. 
 

What Can I Make With My Woven Fabric?

The question should be, what can't you make with woven material? There are so many uses for wovens that the choice really is quite endless. They tend to be a popular option for a lot of different kinds of clothing. Poplin and twill make wonderful material for shirts, thanks to their structure and smart aesthetic. Crepe is a very popular choice for dresses, skirts and blouses. The wedding dress industry use weaves in abundance. Fabrics such as organza, chiffon, Georgette, and taffeta are always popular in the construction of bridal dresses, thanks to their ethereal and feminine qualities. The peached and poly-coated woven fabrics make great choices for outdoor items such as windbreakers, splash suits and umbrellas. See what you can make and let us know the results. 


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.

Proud to personalise your prints

We are very proud of our specialist digital printing on woven fabric method, that is achieved through the careful work of the Bags of Love print technicians. Using water-based inks, your designs are printed deep into the fibres of your chosen woven material. Not only does this lock in the colour, but it also creates a long-lasting and bold print that will not peel through overuse or as time goes by (as long as care instructions are followed). Every fabric has its own unique characteristics. This means that they each take the ink a little differently and as a result, the print can be more vibrant or softer. The base tones of the fabrics can make a big difference too, so make sure you read up about each fabric before making your selection.

You can also choose how you want the edges of your textile 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.

There are certain measurements that you should keep in mind if you want your fabric hemmed. Please factor these into 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

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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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