Our range of cotton print fabrics are perfect for your home craft projects, from making cotton printed bags to light summer skirts. The printing process ensures your unique design is beautiful and long lasting. A handmade item is one thing, but it's another when it's made using your own custom cotton print fabric.
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Working with cotton is so easy, and the results are spectacular.
Choose from 100% natural cottons and cotton blends.
Desaturated print for vintage, rustic charm. Lightweight cotton blend, with high levels of absorbency. Slightly starched.
50% polyester 50% cotton
100% cotton. Light, airy and smooth on the skin. Nice drape. Use for clothes, furnishings. 240 thread count.
100% Supima cotton Pigment Inks
Cotton and linen blend. Cool and smooth on the skin, with some stretch. Slightly stiff finish.
95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks
100% natural cotton satin weave. Smooth face, matt finish. Reflects & absorbs the light. Crisp to touch.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
100% organic half-panama cotton. Authentic flecks of cotton seeds. Visible basket weave. Breathable.
100% organic cotton
100% organic half-panama cotton with glossy waterproof PVC coating. Outdoor furnishings, bib linings.
100% cotton. Textured dobby weave. Heavy, crisp, starched handle. Cream base. Upholstery, apparel.
100% organic cotton, poplin weave. White base. Lightweight and crisp.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
100% natural, 100% organic with a rustic, half panama canvas weave.
100% organic cotton
45% cotton, 55% poly microfibre. Quick drying towelling. Durable and absorbent. Towels and dressing gowns.
55% polyester, 45% cotton
Certified Organic, Optic White, 100% Cotton Poplin. Super bright colours and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry.
100% Organic Cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 2% Warp: 1%
Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn. Super bright colours and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry.
100% Supima cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 1%
325 thread count, high quality bedding material. 100% BCI cotton (Better Cotton Initiative) . Bright white base colour, smooth luxury delicate yet durable material. 5-Star hotel bed linen quality. Wide width material at up to 175cm print width.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%
Soft pigment printed 95% cotton / 5% Lycra single jersey. Good colour strength and strong wash fastness at cool temperatures. Due to the nature of jersey shrinkage has to be expected. We recommend ordering larger than required and cutting to correct size.
95% cotton 5% elastane pigment inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 3%
Wash at 30°C, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Depending on how you plan to use your cotton print fabric, you can choose how you want the edges to be finished:
If you choose to have your textile finished with a hem, please bear in mind these measurements and ensure you factor this into your dimensions.
On the whole we recommend a cold delicate wash for more gentle cleaning, or specialist dry cleaning. Hot washing at anything above 30°c could cause colour fading. As with all natural cottons there is a significant degree of shrinkage in the print process and in the use you may have for the material. 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. It is not an exact science and we cannot predict exactly how one lot of cotton prints will shrink to the next.
The opportunities are almost endless. Use the light Lima Cotton to make a pair of seasonal pyjamas. Due to the moisture wicking abilities, it can lock in heat as well as draw it away from the body, so bedtime will always be comfortable no matter what the weather. Or use the Cotton Twill, which is slightly thicker, to use for upholstery, scatter cushions or your craft projects.
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.
This digital process gives your fabric a beautiful, slightly muted print that lasts far longer than other standard cotton printing techniques. It's slightly muted because of the natural fibres and zero chemicals used on the fabric. Your unique pattern is made from eco-friendly inks that are bonded with the fibres of your chosen cotton, meaning the print won't peel away or scratch off. Each individual cotton has its own base tone, ranging from brilliant white to muted ivory, giving your finished print a unique look.
In regards to the Pima Lawn, Cotton Linen 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 colours and detailed nature of your print.
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 colour 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 Options’ 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 colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour 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 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) 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 boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm 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 colours are used. It can be minimised 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 fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours 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 ordering a little more material than you require for your project.
We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric. A lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through and 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 fabric 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 colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment. 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 colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour 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 colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. 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 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm 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:
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.