Browse our selection of arts and crafts fabric options that you can personalise. Make your own designs using your photos, images and designs, ven add text, to create your own craft fabrics, printed and dispatched fast. The perfect way to get started on your next project is with truly customised fabrics.
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Crafting is back on the rise and as more and more people are getting involved, create your own custom arts and crafts fabric for a truly unique project.
Browse our range of arts and crafts fabrics.
Heavy weight fabric with no stretch. Coarse crafting material which is matte.
Medium weight material that is silky and smooth. A shiny non stretch fabric.
A light stiff material with a shiny surface. Sheer, silky and smooth.
A medium weight fabric with a crushed/knapped face. Opaque and soft without stretch.
A medium weight, stiff material with a matte finish. Non stretch.
A mid weight, soft, stretchy material with a brushed/knapped face. Opaque and fluffy.
Heavy weight and stretchy on the face, with a thick non-stretch base. Smooth and matte.
Face = 100% polyester. Centre = neoprene. Backing = 100% nylon.
A mid-weight stiff material without stretch. Smooth and opaque with non-fray qualities.
Lightweight and stiff, a smooth material with waterproof qualities.
Medium weight and stiff, a matte fabric which is opaque.
Lightweight shiny material with a smooth silky finish. Soft and opaque without stretch.
97% polyester 3% elastane
Medium weight and soft. Non stretch fabric with a matte finish.
95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks
Soft and matte with a medium weight.
Soft and matte with a heavy weight.
A sheer, lightweight material. Soft yet stiff, with no stretch, smooth.
Medium weight, soft and stretchy, a smooth matte material.
82% polyester 18% lycra
A soft heavy weight material. No stretch and a sheer finish.
100% recycled polyester
Lightweight and soft, this is a matte, sheer material with no stretch and a smooth face.
Lightweight and non stretch, a soft, fluffy material with a matte finish and a mesh/net weave.
A stretchy, mid weight material. Matte and sheer.
97% polyester 3% elastane
A sheer, lightweight material, soft and shiny with no stretch.
100% natural and organic. Half panama canvas weave, great for crafting and light upholstery.
100% organic cotton
Wash at 30°C, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Craft is a either a pastime or a profession. It requires a particular skill set and historically referred to small scale production of goods. Between 1880 and 1920 the Arts and Crafts movement swept the nation, and then flourished in Europe and North America, emerging in Japan in the 20s. Standing for craftsmanship in simple forms, decorative and fine arts. This movement was the birth of arts and crafts as we know it today.
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.
Craft fabrics are all made by hand in our Bags of Love facility. Our printing technicians will print your custom design onto the fabric using top of the range digital printing techniques. This will bond the eco-inks to the fabric resulting in an amazing quality, full colour arts and crafts fabric print. Once printed, one of our craftsmen will cut your personalised crafting fabric down to your specified bespoke size. Depending on the option that you choose, this will then be passed on to be finished or, sent out to you.
Please note that due to the nature of Cotton Linen, along with our processing methods, small white dots may occur. This is where fluff has lifted revealing the white base material. This is completely normal and cannot be avoided.
Depending on the fabric that you choose there will be a number of things to take into account. If there are any specific considerations for a particular material, it will be outlined on the page for that distinct textile. Whichever arts and crafts fabric you choose, you should contemplate the type of finishing you would like. You can choose to have your personalised material sent as is. This will be exactly as it comes from the printer, loosely cut around the edges, with a bit of white around the border, so that you can cut down when you receive it. You can have your printed arts and crafts fabric cut on the line; this will remove all of the white edges leaving you with a cut pattern. If you would prefer you can opt to have your craft fabrics hemmed by one of our expert seamstresses. Depending on the material you will have the option of either a folded hem with a straight stitch or an overlock hem. If one of these types of hem is not suitable, then our smart online design tool will not offer you the option.
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.