Create your own personalized design and have it printed on our range of custom outdoor fabrics. Find waterproof fabric for outdoor furniture and cushions or custom outdoor upholstery fabric that is water-resistant, great for making outdoor garments. Our range of custom outdoor fabrics is printed by hand in our studio to order.
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)
US delivery $9.49
Everything made to order
There are many types of custom outdoor fabrics that we have in this range for you, but they fall into two main categories; waterproof and water resistant.
Browse our range of outdoor fabrics.
Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch with a shiny finish - waterproof
Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - water resistant
Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof
Light weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof
Light weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof
Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish - waterproof
Heavy weight, stiff and non-stretch, with a matte finish - waterproof
Heavy weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish - water resistant
Mid-weight fabric, knitted outdoor sports jersey that is quick-dry and breathable.
Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.
Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.
Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Edges will fray.
Wash at 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
It was beautiful!
The silky fabric texture for the scarf was super.The fast delivery service was unbelievable. I am really impressed and want to be in your creative artist team. I have a lot of designs to offer for different types of projects. Thanks.
Satisfied with my purchase!
The wide variety of fabric types listed on the website made it a little tricky to decide on an order, but the descriptions and high quality photos that appear in the details for each fabric helped me to narrow my choices. The fabric that I chose seems like the perfect material for the intended use. I'm pleased with both the fabric and the quality of the print (no loss of picture quality going from the digital artwork to the fabric). I don't think the print could have come out better.
Photo fabrics are amazing
Way beyond the old photo blanket this opens up a whole new way to display your photography. Easy to use website, quick service and great results. The swatch pack is a much needed help to navigate the array of fabric choices.
Outdoor fabric is simply fabric that is recommended for use outdoors. You would expect these to be waterproof fabrics, but not all of them are. Some of these fabrics are simply water resistant; water resistant fabrics tend to be lighter and softer, so are much more suited for use making garments, whereas waterproof fabrics tend to be stiffer, and are great for outdoor furniture and for things like cushions for outdoor seating.
Waterproof fabrics fall into one of two categories; they are either hydrophobic, which means water fearing, or hydrophilic, which means water loving. Hydrophobic fabrics are waterproof, however they are still permeable by steam. They have small pores which water cannot go through, however because steam particles are so much smaller than water, they can still pass through. Hydrophilic moves water using chemical diffusion. The custom outdoor fabric is negatively charged, and the positively charged water molecule is attracted through the gaps between the molecules of the fabric. This pushes the water through the gaps until the water vapor passes all the way through.
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.
There are a few different methods that we use to do this - including dye sublimation and pigment printing. Every one of our printing methods permanently bonds your custom design to your custom outdoor fabric. Pigment printing is localized printing. this method applies the dyes directly to specific parts of the outdoor upholstery fabric, building up the colors and design. Dye sublimation is done in two steps; first, your design is printed onto a transfer sheet, and then using heat, your personalized design is permanently bonded to your custom outdoor fabric.
Whether you have created outdoor upholstery fabric for outdoor furniture, or custom outdoor fabric for garments, or cushion covers, you will be given a choice of edge finishing options. You will be offered a choice of two different hems (overlocked or baby hem) in a choice of two different thread colors (black or white), or the option to have your fabric sent "as is" with a white border, or "cut on the line" with all the white edges removed.
If you are opting to have your fabric hemmed, please make sure that you allow for the hem in your fabric measurements.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.