Customise your own sewing fabric with your photos, images and text. Browse our range of different sewing fabrics which have unique properties. Medium or light weight options, all custom made and in bespoke sizes. Sewing fabric, printed in our purpose-built, Bags of Love studio by hand to order, with your custom design.
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You can customise your own sewing fabric online with your photos, images and text.
Browse our range of sewing fabrics
Medium weight, soft and non-stretch, matte, sheer and smooth
Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch, matte and sheer
50% polyester 50% cotton
Medium weight, soft with no stretch, matte and opaque with a smooth surface
84% cotton/16% poly
Light weight, soft with no stretch, matte and sheer, smooth
100% Supima cotton Pigment Inks
Medium weight, non-stretch and soft, opaque and matte
95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks
Medium weight, soft and matte with no stretch, sheer and smooth
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Medium weight, soft with no stretch, matte and opaque
Medium weight, soft with no stretch, matte and coarse, sheer
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Light weight, soft with no stretch, matte and sheer, smooth. Super bright colours and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 3-4% warp.
100% Supima cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 1%
Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Sewing is one of the oldest textile arts; it is believed that in the Stone age, across Europe and Asia, people sewed the fur and skin of animals using needles made from bone, ivory and antlers with thread made from various animal parts - including veins. Modern-day sewing is much more civilised, using threads of various colours and metal needles to stitch together two (or more) pieces of fabric. For thousands of years, sewing was all done by hand, but the 19th century saw the invention of the sewing machine, and now all sorts of people stitch by hand or by machines from textile artists to tailors to dressmakers and to hobbyists all around the globe. You can sew with any number of fabrics, but cotton and polycotton remain the most popular, with characteristics and weights that lend themselves to the fine art.
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.
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.
All sewing fabric is printed digitally, using either a pigment printing or dye sublimation method. It can be sent as it comes from the printer or cut on the line with the white borders removed. Depending on the type of sewing project you are undertaking, you may want to have your sewing fabric hemmed; one of our expert seamstresses will either hem your sewing fabric with an overlock hem or with a folded hem using a straight stitch. You can have your cotton sewing fabric hemmed with either black or white cotton - no veins, we promise. In regards to Cotton Linen please note that occasional small white dots may occur. This is where pieces of cotton fluff have been removed revealing unprinted white base material. This is both normal and
All of our fabrics are printed at 200dpi. This works for us as it combines a great quality as well 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
Your uploaded design will automatically be scaled to fit the size of
We always recommend using an RGB colour space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve
There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to display 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.
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
Crocking is the term used to describe fading along the creases in
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.
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.
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.
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 ordering a little more than you need for your project.
Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer.
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.
Our fabrics are printed with water-based inks as environmental consciousness is
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,
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 bear 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
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.