What is Custom Muslin Fabric?
Custom Muslin fabric has many different uses. It is a fabric that is made using a plain weave, and it gets its name from the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, which is possibly where it was first manufactured. Muslin is fine, soft and lightweight. Is it used as a French polishing pad for shellac polishing, and is the traditional material for the cloth wrapped around a Christmas pudding. It is also the material that beekeepers use to filter melted beeswax through when they are cleaning it of debris and foreign particles. It is even used in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, to wrap around intracranial vessels or aneurysms that are at risk of bleeding, to reinforce and prevent rupture. In more recent years, muslin has become a popular choice for newborns, especially due to its soft and strong nature. Muslin squares are a popular essential with new babies. Known as a mother's best friend, they are so versatile that they don't have one specific purpose; used as bibs, dribble-cloths, comforters, sunshades or for lining cold changing mats, they really do have unlimited uses. Due to the delicate nature of the MulMul Soft Music fabric, some pulls are to be expected and this is not out of the ordinary.
How to Print on Muslin Fabric
We offer multiple ways for you to receive your custom printed muslin fabric; these options are presented to you in our simple-to-use, intuitive online design tool. After we have bonded the ink to youy printed muslin fabric, we can either send it to you "As is" with a white border around the edges; exactly as it comes from the printer. If you would prefer, we can "Cut on the Line" your custom muslin fabric; one of our experts will cut all the white edging from the fabric, leaving only the part with your print.
Another option is to have your muslin fabric printing hemmed. One of our experienced seamstresses will stitch one of two hems around the entirety of your printed muslin fabric. This will be done here in our studio. You will have the choice of either an overlocked hem, which is stitched completely over the edge of the material, or a baby hem with a straight stitch. As printing on muslin fabric is a lightweight material, your hem will be a two-fold hem, and will take up around 6-8 mm of each of the four sides (totaling 0.94" - 1.26" all the way around) so make sure that you account for this when providing your measurements. You can choose between black or white thread for either of the hemming options.