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Upload your designs, artwork or photos onto our selection of beautiful natural fabrics. Derived from animal or plant fibers or featuring a blend, these textiles each have their own distinct character and attributes. Among the selection are real silks with in all of their opulent and natural beauty, organic cottons and their rustic charm, real leather and more. Design your own natural fabrics and see where your creativity takes you.

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Natural Fabric Features

  • Wide range of natural fabrics to customize
  • Range of classic and new release printing
  • Create your own custom dimensions
  • Full color print
  • No minimum runs or orders
  • Printed to order

There is so much beauty in nature, and natural fabrics embody this beauty in a completely bespoke way.

These materials are derived from the fibers that make them. These are either animal or plant based. Our unique selection of includes both of these, and range from smooth and luxurious silk to cool and rustic linen. These textiles can be woven, spun, or knitted, and they have been used for centuries in all parts of the world. Our customers love using these fabrics to create their own customized clothing, to fill their home with soft furnishings, and to make their very own fashion accessories. They have a wealth of brilliant properties that continue to make them a popular option, such as strength, sustainability, moisture-wicking, and breathable to name a few.
  • Wide range of natural material
  • Includes cotton, organic, linen, silk and more
  • Specialist digital printing on natural textiles
  • Ideal for making clothing, accessories and home decor 
  • Features a wealth of excellent properties
  • Breathable and insulating
  • Suitable for a wide range of end uses
  • Choose from 4 edge finishing options
  • No minimum order
  • Printed to order 

Full Range of Natural Fabrics

Choose from our range of stunning natural fabrics and blends.

  • Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz

    Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.45yd
    • Weight:
      1.47oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.48yd

    Stunning 100% real silk. Sheer and elegant. Very light with a dry, crepe texture.

    Composition:

    100% Silk Reactive inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 9%

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.2 oz PGT

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.2 oz PGT

    • Max Width:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      2.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

    Light and airy 100% cotton fabric. Smooth and cool to the touch. Very light with a nice drape.

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton Pigment Inks

  • Cotton-Linen 6.7 oz PGT

    Cotton-Linen 6.7 oz PGT

    • Max Width:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      6.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

    85% cotton, 15% linen. Cool and smooth to the touch. Some give. Slightly stiff handle.

    Composition:

    95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks

  • Classic Cotton Satin 5.1 oz

    Classic Cotton Satin 5.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.49yd
    • Weight:
      5.07oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.51yd

    100% natural cotton with a satin weave. Smooth, cool face. Matt finish. Cool to the touch.

    Composition:

    100% cotton Pigment Inks

  • Cotton Twill 6.2oz

    Cotton Twill 6.2oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      6.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Smooth tight twill weave with a soft face. Matt on the reverse. Natural cotton.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Bull Denim 12oz

    Bull Denim 12oz

    • Max Width:
      1.62yd
    • Weight:
      11.80oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.64yd

    100% cotton. Strong and hardwearing fabric with a diagonal weave. Feels heavy and substantial while being soft and warm.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz

    Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz

    • Max Width:
      1.37yd
    • Weight:
      1.59oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.39yd

    100% real silk with a classic twill weave. Floaty, elegant drape. Fabric is lightweight yet durable. Excellent print.

    Composition:

    100% Silk Reactive inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1.5% Warp: 1%

  • Real 100% Silk Satin 2.5oz

    Real 100% Silk Satin 2.5oz

    • Max Width:
      1.49yd
    • Weight:
      2.51oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.51yd

    Smooth, shiny, flowing drape. Super light 100% real silk. Natural sheen. Luxurious and elegant.

    Composition:

    100% Silk Reactive inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 4% Warp: 2%

  • Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

    Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      9.11oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    100% organic, natural cotton. Perfect for crafting, cushions and light upholstery.

    Composition:

    100% organic cotton

  • New Janice Poplin Organic Cotton 3.98 oz Washed

    New Janice Poplin Organic Cotton 3.98 oz Washed

    • Max Width:
      1.56yd
    • Weight:
      3.98oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.59yd

    Certified Organic, Optic White, 100% Cotton Poplin. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 0-1% weft, 2-3% warp.

    Composition:

    100% Organic Cotton Reactive Inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 2% Warp: 1%

  • Pima Lawn 100% Cotton washed 2.21 oz Reactive

    Pima Lawn 100% Cotton washed 2.21 oz Reactive

    • Max Width:
      1.50yd
    • Weight:
      2.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.52yd

    Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 3-4% warp.

    Composition:

    100% Supima cotton Reactive Inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 1%

  • Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77 oz

    Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.48yd
    • Weight:
      1.77oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.50yd

    100% pure Silk.16mm or 1.77 oz. Off white base color with a sparkle. Soft lightweight fine quality, with a crepe finish and light ribs in the weft. Airy, light, flowing, soft yet strong. Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 8% warp.

    Composition:

    100% silk

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%

  • Real 100% Light Silk Satin 1.47 oz

    Real 100% Light Silk Satin 1.47 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.49yd
    • Weight:
      1.47oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.51yd

    Real Silk Satin 1.47 oz. 12 Momme lighter weight. Shiny face, luxury handle, beautiful drape. Soft, strong colors, good detail. Uses: light scarves and accessories, fine detailing. <b>Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 6% warp.</b> Super bright colors & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry

    Composition:

    100% Silk

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1.5% Warp: 1%

  • Silhouette Cotton Sateen 3.69 oz

    Silhouette Cotton Sateen 3.69 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.90yd
    • Weight:
      3.69oz
    • Roll Width:
      2.00yd

    325 thread count, high quality bedding material. 100% BCI cotton (Better Cotton Initiative) . Bright white base color, smooth luxury delicate yet durable material. 5-Star hotel bed linen quality. Wide width material at up to 68.9" print width.

    Composition:

    100% cotton Pigment Inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%

  • Cosmic Cotton Warp Satin 7.26 oz

    Cosmic Cotton Warp Satin 7.26 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      7.26oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

    Heavy weight Warp Satin, verging on canvas weight. Robust material with great print detail and broad, bright, and defined color range. Use for heavy garments like jackets, trousers, jumpsuits. Also ideal for upholstery.

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Cottage Cotton Slub 3.16 oz

    Cottage Cotton Slub 3.16 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      3.16oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    Lightweight bright white cotton, with crisscross texture. Sharp and defined pigment print with bright colors and deep blacks, working well with the classic slub texture. Uses: Garments like shirts, dresses, light jackets, and homeware items such as tablecloths, napkins, tea towels, bedding.

    Composition:

    100% Cotton

  • Vea Organic Cotton Satin

    Vea Organic Cotton Satin

    • Max Width:
      1.62yd
    • Weight:
      4.13oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.64yd

    Organic Cotton Satin with shiny satin face and matte reverse. Sharp print quality and broad color range with rich colors. Woven from organic cotton yarn. Use to create skirts, trousers, dresses, light jackets, and workwear, or light upholstery and kitchen textiles.

    Composition:

    100% Cotton

Care instructions

Dry clean only recommended, can be hand washed in cold water with silk detergent.

  • Hand Wash
  • Low Heat
  • Dry Cleaning

How To Care For Your Natural Fabrics

Every textile is unique and has its own care instructions. They are a durable bunch who will continue to look like new as long as these instructions are followed. Certain fabrics, such as the real silks, require a bit of extra care and attention. With these, we always recommend using a specialist dry cleaner. Cottons and linens do well with a cool and delicate wash cycle. Please do not wash over 30°c, as this could cause some color fading. All cottons have a degree of shrinkage in the print process. Please accept 2-3 % shrinkage in the X and Y directions. To compensate, we suggest to allow a margin of shrinking in your design. Do this by adding more bleed area in your design. If you are ever in any doubt, please get in touch with us via our online chat and we will be happy to help you further. 
 

What Can I Make With My Natural Fabrics?

There is so much you can make when you design your own natural fabrics. The soft and breathable nature of these textiles just adds to their plethora of benefits. For dressmaking, real silk makes an elegant and luxurious choice. Think of the flowing drape and the stunning, smooth face that will feel cool and crisp against your skin. For a more rustic and vintage style dress, the organic half-panama makes a fun choice. The flecks of cotton seeds visible throughout the yarns adds to the authenticity of this charming material. The linens make great suit fabric options for the summer, thanks to their cool, breathable and moisture-wicking qualities. There are just so many options, you won't know where to begin. Enjoy your creative journey.

Please note: In regards to the Cotton-Linen, Pima Lawn, and Janice Poplin Cotton, due to the nature of the fabric and our processing methods, there can be occasional very small white dots where pieces of cotton fluff are removed revealing unprinted white base material. Please note that this is normal and cannot be avoided but won't affect the strong colors and detailed nature of your print.


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 on just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 3.93". 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.

Choose the perfect fabric for you

We have developed a specialist printing method that ensures a permanent, fade-resistant print. The water-based inks are infused deep into the fibers of your chosen natural fabric, creating a bold finish. We use eco-friendly inks at Bags of Love, which means you not only look good but feel good too. Every textile has its own unique attributes, including base tone, yarn, and construction. This means that each one prints a little differently. Our expert printers know just how to make your fabric look its best, so you can be assured that your customized fabric is in safe hands. 

We offer different finishes for your fabric. Depending on how you want to use it, you can select a finish to best suit your needs:

  • 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 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.

Create something new and exciting

If you decide that you would like us to hem your fabric, then we recommend keeping these measurements in mind and include them in your final dimensions:

  • Light fabrics: we use 0.24"-0.31" in the hem (2 fold), so your width/height will be minus 0.47"-0.63"
  • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 0.6"-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 0.6" -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

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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 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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