Pillow Fabric

Pillow Fabric

Design Your Own Upholstery Material

from $29.00

Create the decor of your dreams by designing your own customized pillow fabric. A cushion has the ability to transform the look of your bed, your couch, or even your favorite armchair. Choose from our range of upholstery material, all of which can be completely customized by you. From natural silks and cotton to contemporary leatherette and velvets, there is a fabric to suit every taste.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • US delivery $9.49

  • Everything made to order

Pillow Fabric Features

  • A wide range of upholstery material
  • Choose from different textures
  • A range of weights and fibers
  • Permanent, full-color print
  • No minimum orders
  • Printed to order

If you are planning on making your own cushions, then why not go all the way and design cushion fabric to make them with?

Forget heading to the shops to choose a generic fabric design. Create your very own upholstery material online with Bags of Love, and print exactly what you want. We have a specialist printing method that ensures a permanent and vibrant print that you will love. Our range of fabrics for cushions includes something for everyone. From soft and comforting, to durable and sturdy, to elegant and luxurious. Whatever your decor demands are, design the fabric to match.
  • A wide range of upholstery materials to choose from
  • Natural, organic, and man-made textiles
  • Specialist cushion fabric printing
  • Permanent, vibrant print
  • No minimum runs or orders
  • Ideal for making all kinds of cushions
  • Waterproof options for outdoor cushions
  • Choose your own custom dimensions
  • Printed to order

Full Range of Cushion Fabrics

Choose from a wide range of different fabrics to suit your cushion needs.

  • Woven Canvas 8.9 oz

    Woven Canvas 8.9 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.74yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.76yd

    Stiff canvas fabric with an opaque construct. Strong, thick and matt. Textured face.

  • Suede Vision 5.3 oz

    Suede Vision 5.3 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.67yd
    • Weight:
      7.37oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.70yd

    Soft and luxurious suedette face with a synthetic rubber back. Smooth, non-fray. Fire rated.

  • Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz

    Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      3.83oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

    Tight, woven polycotton. Durable and stylish.

  • Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz

    Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      3.54oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

    Non-fray 100% waterproof fabric. Lightweight and sturdy though durable and strong. Crisp handle with slight sheen.

  • Duchess Satin 4.1 oz

    Duchess Satin 4.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Stunning, shiny face satin weave. Elegant and slippy handle. Smooth and luxurious.

  • Crushed Velour 7.23 oz

    Crushed Velour 7.23 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.49yd
    • Weight:
      7.23oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.51yd

    Beautifully soft velour with a characteristic short pile. Stretchy with a shimmer face. Vibrant colours and details.

  • Plush Velvet 7.37 oz

    Plush Velvet 7.37 oz

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

    Velvet with a very thick and fluffy pile. Flexible and warm with a luxurious handle. Water absorbent.

  • Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz

    Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.53yd
    • Weight:
      10.94oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.55yd

    Soft with a reinforced woven back. Slightly stiff, holds shape well. Shimmery face.

  • Poly Twill 5.9 oz

    Poly Twill 5.9 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Very strong and durable, 2/2 poly blend twill weave. Smooth, structured and slightly textured.

  • Chenille 9.7 oz

    Chenille 9.7 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      9.73oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

    Soft and strong classic chenille fabric. Signature textured caterpillar pile. Water absorbent, resists abrasion.

  • Silk Sensation 2.65 oz/yd²

    Silk Sensation 2.65 oz/yd²

    • Max Width:
      1.56yd
    • Weight:
      2.65oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.59yd

    Lovely poly alternative to silk. Smooth and durable with a pretty drape.

  • Pima Lawn 100 % Cotton 2.2 oz

    Pima Lawn 100 % Cotton 2.2 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      2.21oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

    100% cotton fabric. Variety of thread sizes gives a unique finish and composition. Soft, airy and light.

  • Cotton Linen 6.7 oz

    Cotton Linen 6.7 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.53yd
    • Weight:
      6.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.55yd

    85% cotton, 15% linen. Strong and firm. Crisp handle. Bold detailed print. Water absorbent.

  • Cotton Satin (+2 days) 5.1 oz

    Cotton Satin (+2 days) 5.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      5.07oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

    100% natural cotton with a classic satin weave. Smooth, matt finish with a slightly dry handle.

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.71yd
    • Weight:
      7.67oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.73yd

    Strong and durable with a soft handle. Eco-friendly and made from 100% recycled PET materials.

  • Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.8 oz

    Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.8 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.62yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.64yd

    100% organic, half-panama cotton. Heavy, opaque and unique. Warm base tone. Natural cotton seed flecks in the yarn.

  • Princess Lace Satin 5.9 oz

    Princess Lace Satin 5.9 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.53yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.55yd

    Unusual and unique satin and lace fabric. Lace front and silvery satin back. Elegant and soft with a lovely drape.

  • Cotton Twill 6.2oz

    Cotton Twill 6.2oz

    • Max Width:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      6.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

    100% natural cotton with a classic twill weave. Slightly stiff drape. Malleable and holds shape well.

  • Marbled Velvet 6.5oz

    Marbled Velvet 6.5oz

    • Max Width:
      1.55yd
    • Weight:
      6.49oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.57yd

    Unique velvet fabric. Shiny face reflects light. Stunning dappled effect adds movement and depth.

  • Bull Denim 12oz

    Bull Denim 12oz

    • Max Width:
      1.64yd
    • Weight:
      11.80oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.66yd

    Solid and durable 100% cotton. Heavy fabric full of character and style.

  • Cotton Calico 5.3oz

    Cotton Calico 5.3oz

    • Max Width:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      4.48oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

    100% natural cotton calico fabric.

  • Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

    Warm Leatherette 20.65oz

    • Max Width:
      1.40yd
    • Weight:
      20.65oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.42yd

    Faux leather fabric with classic textured leather effect. Solid structure that holds shape. Heavyweight with little give.

  • Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz (2-3 days)

    • Max Width:
      1.49yd
    • Weight:
      1.59oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.51yd

    100% real silk with a smart twill weave. Durable and strong with a light and airy drape.

  • 10oz Denim 8.85oz

    10oz Denim 8.85oz

    • Max Width:
      1.63yd
    • Weight:
      8.85oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.65yd

    10oz Denim, bright white base. Taut and tightly woven. Soft yet strong, durable fabric.

  • Furnishing Leatherette 17.7oz

    Furnishing Leatherette 17.7oz

    • Max Width:
      2.68yd
    • Weight:
      17.70oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.40yd

    Fire rated and rub proof, a versatile upholstery fabric

  • Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

    Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

    • Max Width:
      1.60yd
    • Weight:
      8.26oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.62yd

    Soft, short pile velour specially designed for furnishings

  • Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

    Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

    • Max Width:
      1.64yd
    • Weight:
      9.11oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.66yd

    Natural, organic, with a plain canvas weave, this heavy weight fabric is great for cushions.

  • Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

    Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

    • Max Width:
      1.56yd
    • Weight:
      14.16oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.59yd

    Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Hard wearing, Sailor's canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Softens with washing. Edges will fray. Chunky weave, so fine detail not recommend.

Care instruction

Wash at 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 86°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • Do not Wring
  • Low Heat

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How to Care for Your Pillow Fabric

Every individual fabric requires its own degree of care, but they are generally very easy to look after. To ensure they always look their best, we generally recommend a cold and delicate wash, if you want to put them in a washing machine cycle. Some are hardier than others, and for naturals, such as 100% silk, we recommend a specialist dry cleaner. Hot washing at anything above 30°c could cause color fading. Natural cotton options (like all natural cotton) have some degree of shrinkage in the printing process.  Please accept 2-3 % shrinkage in the X and Y directions. To compensate, we suggest allowing a margin of shrinking in your design. Do this by adding more bleed area in your design. If you require any additional help with care or design instructions, then do not hesitate to get in touch via our online chat.
 

What Can I Make With My Pillow Fabric?

If making cushions is your game, then our range of upholstery textiles are made for you. Quite literally. Whatever your decor is like, you are sure to find a fabric to match it. If you are designing upholstery material for your best room, such as a lounge or the master bedroom, then try our ranges of silk and satin fabrics. With an opulent and smooth finish, they will add elegance and style. For the kid's bedrooms, why not create a soft and cuddly cushion that they can snuggle with at bedtime? Our range of velvets have the cuddle factor and will look stunning printed with your creations. 

Enjoy all sorts of cushions with this fabric; bolster, scatter, floor cushions and more. You can choose the dimensions of your material, so enjoy cushions of all shapes and sizes. Your cushions, your rules. 


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.

Made by experts

Our specialist digital printing process is something we are very proud of. It allows us to flawlessly print your designs deep into the fibers of your chosen fabric. This creates a vibrant and permanent print that will not rub off or fade away. Every individual fabric has a slightly different finish and structure. Therefore, you can expect different print finishes. Some of the fabrics, such as the natural cotton, have a beautiful, slightly muted print that adds to the rustic charms of this lively textile. Others, such as silk sensation, deliver a punchy and bold print. The different compositions all have their own unique charms, base-tones, and yarns, so have fun getting to know each one and seeing which will be best for your cushion project. 

Depending on how you use to use your pillow fabric, you can choose from 3 different edge finishes. Each is expertly stitched by our team of skilled seamstresses:

  • 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.

Hemming

You most likely will choose not to have your fabric hemmed, if you are using it to make upholstery material, however, if you do it is important to bear these measurements in mind:

  • 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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