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Custom Knit Fabric

Printing on Knitted Fabric

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Custom Printed Knit Fabric Features:

  • Full-color digital printing
  • A wide range of knit fabrics
  • Print and hemming options
  • Fully customizable print knit fabric
  • No minimum runs
  • Printed to order

Working with knit is a sheer joy and there are so many ways to craft with it. Our innovative knit material process allows us to print deep into the fibers of fabric, fusing the ink and creating a vibrant and permanent print.

We are custom fabric manufacturers at Bags of Love, so you can choose the type of knit and the dimensions and finish. There are several different kinds of custom knit fabrics, including Lycra, jersey, lace, and fleece. A knit is characteristically soft and stretchy, thanks to its construction. The yarn has an interconnecting loop structure, which gives it a significant stretch along the weft. Some custom printed knit fabrics have a very good 4-way stretch. Our selection includes both, and all have very good recovery rates, so your design will always return to normal once the fabric is relaxed.
  • Wide range of custom knit fabric to choose from
  • Customize your fabric with your designs
  • Full-color digital print knit fabric
  • Great for dressmakers, fashion designers, and makers
  • Stretchy fabrics with different properties
  • Custom fabric dimensions
  • Different hemming options
  • Permanent, high-quality print
  • Expert printing on knitted fabric by the yard
  • No minimum orders
  • Wholesale discounts available
  • Printed to order with water-based inks
  • Bespoke fabric supplier based in London

Full Range of Stretch Fabrics

Choose from our wide range of custom printed knit fabric

  • Polar Fleece 6.5 oz

    Polar Fleece 6.5 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.70yd
    • Weight:
      8.41oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.72yd

    Soft, Does Not Fray, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Super soft brushed textile. Use: scarves, blankets, day robes, gloves.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  •  Lycra Matte  4.13 oz

    Lycra Matte 4.13 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.48yd
    • Weight:
      4.13oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.50yd

    Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 2 way Matte finish poly/viscose textile. Use: dresses, booty shorts, bodysuits, leggings.

    Composition:

    90% poly / 10% lycra

  • Jersey Stretch 4.72 oz

    Jersey Stretch 4.72 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Soft touch Jersey. Use: clothing, t-shirts. OekoTex approved. Now knitted using Polyester yarn made from 100% Post-consumer waste.

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Crushed Velour 7.23 oz

    Crushed Velour 7.23 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.48yd
    • Weight:
      7.23oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.50yd

    Soft, Shiny, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Super bright print, with shimmer and shine. Use: dresses, soft furnishing, clothing.

    Composition:

    98% polyester 2% elastane

  • Chain Jersey 7.52 oz

    Chain Jersey 7.52 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.43yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.45yd

    Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Pique knit, stretch Jersey. Use: dresses, clothing.

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Lycra Soft Sheen 4.7 oz

    Lycra Soft Sheen 4.7 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.56yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.59yd

    Soft, Shiny, Woven, Poly. Two way stretch, shimmer faced poly/viscose fabric. Use: dresses, clothing, leggings.

    Composition:

    85% polyester 15% elastane

  • Florence Net 1.8 oz

    Florence Net 1.8 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.47yd
    • Weight:
      1.77oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.49yd

    Soft, Does Not Fray, Matte, Non-Woven, Poly. Power mesh open weave fabric. Use: clothing embellishments, nightwear, lingerie.

    Composition:

    90% polyester 10% elastane

  • Looped Back Sweat Jersey 7.4 oz

    Looped Back Sweat Jersey 7.4 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.73yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.75yd

    Soft, Loop Back, Matte, Knitted, Poly. White faced, loop back stretch jersey. Use: sweatshirts, hoodies, tracksuits.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Plush Velvet 7.37 oz

    Plush Velvet 7.37 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    Stretch fabric with super soft brushed front. Soft cuddly feel. Popular handle. Uses: Jacket linings, kimonos, bathrobes, pillows.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lycra Heavy Matte 7.4 oz

    Lycra Heavy Matte 7.4 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Thick stretchy power Lycra like cycle short or compression fabric. Good sporty feel

    Composition:

    92% poly / 8% elastane

  • Scuba 8.1 oz

    Scuba 8.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.55yd
    • Weight:
      8.11oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.57yd

    Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra". Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, winter leggings, tight body hugging dresses

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.5 oz

    Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.5 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.41yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.43yd

    A jersey ply. Knitted face and back with very light wadding layer between. Permanent stamped quilting diamonds. A good amount of stretch on width. Garments, bag making if paired with lining.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  •  Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz

    Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.70yd
    • Weight:
      6.19oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.72yd

    Medium weight, soft, 4-way stretch, slinky and smooth. Bright punchy print. Fantastic for leggings, swimwear, garments & sportswear. 82%poly/18%Lycra

    Composition:

    82% polyester 18% lycra

  • Scuba Crepe 8.55 oz

    Scuba Crepe 8.55 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      8.55oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra" with crepe face. Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, tight body hugging dresses.

    Composition:

    94% polyester 6% elastane

  • Slub Jersey 4.13oz

    Slub Jersey 4.13oz

    • Max Width:
      1.63yd
    • Weight:
      4.13oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.65yd

    Lightweight, semi-transparent knitted jersey. With varying width "slub yarns" on weft. Use for garments, tops.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Crepe Stretch 5.60oz

    Crepe Stretch 5.60oz

    • Max Width:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      5.60oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    97 poly / 3 elastane. Stretchy substantial crepe faced knitted jersey. Use for dress, garments, ladies wear

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz

    Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz

    • Max Width:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      5.46oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    Circular knitted, loose knitwear fabric, with good stretch & recovery. 95 poly / 5 elastane. Use for knitwear, garments.

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Solange Silky Jersey 6.34oz

    Solange Silky Jersey 6.34oz

    • Max Width:
      1.55yd
    • Weight:
      6.34oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.57yd

    Weft knitted single jersey, Fine rib detail on face. Good stretch on weft. Expertly selected for Ladies fashion. 95% polyester 5% elastane

    Composition:

    95% polyester 5% elastane

  • Ponte Jersey 7.67oz

    Ponte Jersey 7.67oz

    • Max Width:
      1.52yd
    • Weight:
      7.67oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.54yd

    Heavy weight double knit Ponte jersey with matte finish. Great stretch and recovery on weft. Great for sculpted garments. Strong and stable. 97% polyester 3% elastane

    Composition:

    97% polyester 3% elastane

  • Rox Sports Jersey 7.37oz

    Rox Sports Jersey 7.37oz

    • Max Width:
      1.63yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.65yd

    Weft knitted sports jersey, smooth, flat, and breathable. Expertly selected for Athleisure garments. 96% polyester 4% elastane

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz

    Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz

    • Max Width:
      1.65yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.67yd

    Description: Stretchy and lightweight jersey with beautifully soft feel. Perfect for slim fit body conscious garments accentuating the beauty of the human form. It feels like second skin and holds the shape incredibly well. 96% polyester 4% elastane

    Composition:

    96% polyester 4% elastane

  • Airflow Light 4.28oz

    Airflow Light 4.28oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      4.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Airflow Light Sports Fabric. Super stretchy and breathable. Moisture-wicking.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Olympic Sports Jersey 5.31oz

    Olympic Sports Jersey 5.31oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      5.31oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy. Eyelet knit gives honeycomb surface effect. Breathable. Use for sports garments.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

    Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

    • Max Width:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Soft sublimation printed cotton/elastane jersey. 96% Recycled Polyester, 4% Elastane Use: clothing, t-shirts. Polyester yarn made from 100% Post-consumer waste.

  • Bounce Cotton Jersey 5.3 oz

    Bounce Cotton Jersey 5.3 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.65yd
    • Weight:
      5.01oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.67yd

    95% cotton / 5% elastane single cotton jersey. Medium weight breathable cotton jersey with stretch, ideal for garments that need a little stretch, t-shirts, dresses, and more.

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 3%

  • Supima Cotton Candy Jersey 4.72 oz

    Supima Cotton Candy Jersey 4.72 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    High specification cotton jersey fabric. Intense saturated colors using reactive printing. 94% Supima cotton 6% elastane. Strong wash fastness with no loss of color. Highest quality premium Supima cotton long staple yarn. Due to the nature of jersey, shrinkage is to be expected. We recommend ordering larger than required and cutting to correct size.

    Composition:

    94% Supima cotton 6% elastane

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 3%

  • Tencel™ Cotton Jersey 4.87 oz

    Tencel™ Cotton Jersey 4.87 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      4.87oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    High-end innovative blend using contemporary fibers, with a silky handle, breathable and light. Intense saturated colors using reactive printing. 63% Tencel™ 31% Cotton 6% elastane. Strong wash fastness with no loss of color. Tencel™ is derived from renewable wood sources, cotton from sustainable sources.

    Composition:

    63% Tencel 31% Cotton 6% elastane

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 3%

Care instructions

The most pampered of our fabric ranges, there’s a trick to keeping these needy girls and boys at their fluffiest and most gorgeous, and the secret lies in a stiff brush. Every few washes if you feel the fibers stiffening at all, wait until the fabric is dry then give it a loving brush until you feel it relax and return to its pampered self.

  • Hand Wash
  • Cold Wash
  • No Soak
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Dry Flat
  • Do Not Wring

How To Print on Knit Fabric: Care & Details

Knits are generally very easy to care for. We are experienced custom fabric manufacturers so when you design custom knit fabric with us, you can be assured that you will receive a gorgeous, high-quality fabric that will stand the test of time. We do have some care recommendations, that, if followed, will preserve the print and construction of your textile. Although knits are soft, they are surprisingly hardy. The print will not fade as long as it is washed on a cool and delicate cycle (never above 86°F). We also recommend allowing your knits to drip dry. If you need to iron them, please use a low/cool setting. If in any doubt, you can take your fabric to a specialist dry cleaner or get in touch with us via the online chat and we will be more than happy to help you further. 

What Can I Make With My Knit Fabric?

The opportunities are almost endless. Knits are a wonderful fabric for so many different kinds of clothing. Create custom knit fabric and enjoy a completely personalized wardrobe. Jersey fabrics are perfect for making stylish, casual clothing such as t-shirts, tank tops and tunic dresses. Try the slub jersey or the loose-knit for something a little different. For a classic sweatshirt or hoodie, our vintage loopback jersey has a lovely retro vibe. How about printing on knitted fabric by the yard for a sexy bodycon dress or skirt? Crush velour makes a great choice. Browse our range of knits and see which one appeals to you. 

Specialist methods

Our specialist print technique gives a flawless and bold finish. Every fabric is different, thanks to its construction and its base tone. As such, sometimes the print may look a little different. Colors can range from vibrant and intense to ever so slightly soft and muted, which gives a beautiful effect. Custom knit fabrics are special as they stretch. This stretch can cause the designs printed on them to be stretched as well. Our fabrics have a wonderful recovery rate, which means they always spring back into shape. The ink is fused deep into the fibers, so your design will not rub or fade away. 

Depending on your plan for printing on knitted fabric, you can choose how you want the edges to be finished:

  • As it comes. We roughly cut around your image, leaving a simple scissor cut (perhaps uneven white fabric border).
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days for 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.

If you would like your textile to be finished with a hem, please keep these measurements in mind and factor them into your final dimensions:

  • Light fabrics: we use 0.23"-0.31" in the hem (2 fold), so your width/height will be minus 0.47"-0.63"
  • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 0.59"-0.78" in the hem (2 fold) so your width/height will be minus 1.38"-1.57"
  • Stiff/heavy/no-fray fabrics: we use 0.59"-0.78" in the hem (1 fold) so width/height will be minus 1.38"-1.57"

 

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 color 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 color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color 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 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) 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 borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" 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 colors are used. It can be minimized 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 colors 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 fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super-strong colors, 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 the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer 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-colored or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors 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 to order 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, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through. 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 fabrics 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 colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment. 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 color differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color 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 color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. 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 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" 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 (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 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 perfectly 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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