The Secret Guide to Print Fabric

The Secret Guide to Print Fabric

The Secret Guide to Print Fabric

Print fabric is one of the most exciting things about sewing. It can bring a room together and add a pop of colour to your outfit. But sometimes it’s hard to find the right print for your project, or it can be difficult to match with other fabrics in your closet. We’re going to show you how to shop for and work with print fabric so you can get the best results possible!

What Is Print Fabric?

Custom printed cotton fabric is fabric that has a pattern on it. You can print fabric with a variety of techniques, including screen printing, stencilling, and dyeing. You can also use print fabric as an alternative to wallpaper or paint for decorating your home. Some people use printed fabrics to create clothing or accessories such as bags and shoes.

Different Types of Print Fabrics

Print fabrics are fabrics that have been printed with a design. There are many types of print fabric, including:

  • Embroidered and lace fabrics
  • Jacquard weaves and brocades
  • Quilting cottons and linen blends

Sale and Discounted Fabric

You can also search by colour and/or pattern. If you’re looking for a specific type of print custom fabric, like polka dots or stripes, type those words into your search bar as well. This will help narrow down your results so that only the most relevant items show up on the page.

Ripping Prints and Repeats

The term “rip” is often used to describe the process of cutting out a design from a printed fabric. This can be done on purpose or accidentally, depending on the type of print and how it was manufactured.

Ripping prints is straightforward; you simply cut along all lines in your pattern until you have removed all pieces that need to be removed. This may require multiple passes through with your scissors if there are lots of seams connecting larger areas together (like in quilting). If you’re unsure about where exactly something should go or how big it should be, just look at both sides of your paper draft for guidance!

The term “rip repeat” refers specifically to removing repeats from a fabric so that they no longer appear as part of that print i.e., when working with stripes or chevrons where each stripe has been separated into its own individual piece rather than being part of one long strip (which would mean less ripping). Ripping repeats is slightly more complicated than regular ripping because there are more decisions involved: where do I want this section? How wide do I want my finished product? Do I care if some extra bits get left behind? And so forth.

Ironing on Prints

Ironing on prints is a great way to add some variety to your wardrobe, but it’s also a great way to personalize items that you already have. You can use iron-on transfers as a quick fix for an old shirt or pair of pants, or you can use them as part of a larger project like creating your own custom pillow cover. What You’ll Need:

  • Prints (of course!)
  • An iron and ironing board (or heat press)


Hopefully, this article has given you a better idea of what print fabric is and how to use it. If you’re looking for some great examples of prints that would work well with your own designs, check out our selection on our website or visit one of our stores today!