Woven Fabric

Woven Fabric

Create Your Own Woven Material

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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:
      1.45m
    • Weight:
      130gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.47m

    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

  • 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

  • Mulmul Soft Muslin

    Mulmul Soft Muslin

    • Max Print:
      1.33m
    • Weight:
      55gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.35m

    Very soft and lightweight. Cotton-like handle. Durable with an open net-like weave.

    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:
      1.46m
    • Weight:
      309gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.48m

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

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • 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
  • Wash at 85 Fahrenheit
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

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. 

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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.

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 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 Image’ 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

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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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