What Is the Best Company for Designing Custom Fabric?

Sometimes you can’t find the fabric you want when you are shopping at the fabric store, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for something sub-par. You can design your own fabric and have it printed and shipped to your house.

There are many different companies to choose from when you want to design and print your own custom fabric. The best is really a matter of opinion, since each company has different advantages and disadvantages.

The following chart shows a breakdown of the features of the most popular fabric printing companies to help you compare services and choose the right one for your needs:

Company: Spoonflower Fabric on Demand Karma Kraft The Fabric Press
Price Per Yard $16.20/yard $16.25/yard $20-$30/ yard $23.11/yard
Other Costs/Discounts $5/swatch
$1-$80 for shipping
$5/swatch
$5+ for shipping
$9+ for shipping
discount for large orders
£4.50+ for shipping
Min/Max Order No min or max, but pieces are printed in 5 yard increments Unlimited, continuous yardage No min or max Min £20.00 or max of 3 metres of fabric
Fabric Choices Organic Cotton:quilting weight, sateen, upholstery weight Cotton, linen, polyester Silk: chiffon, dupioni, habotai, gorgette, crepe satin
Cotton: jersey knit, 100% cotton, organic
Polyester satin
100% cotton: sheeting, sateen, panama, and canvas
Turn-Around Time 20 day average 10 business days 10-20 days Varies on demand, 10-20 days
How it Is Printed Water-based pigment inks on inkjet printers Water-based pigment inks, polyester is dispersed dye Reactive dyes ?
Fabric Design Submissions Accept designs in JPG, PNG, high resolution Accept designs in JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, EPS, AI Accept designs in JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP Accept designs in JPG, TIFF and PDF. No guarantee.
Other Features Weekly fabric design contest
Can sell your fabric designs on Spoonflower
Fabric Studio software to make the process easier Cut and Sew Services Can order items in your fabric design

This chart was last updated on 12/29/2011. Check each company’s website for the most up-to-date information. Sewing and Craft Corner cannot be held responsible for purchasing errors.


4 Comments

  • dan

    01/2012

    The Turn around time for Karma Kraft is much longer than 20 days. I have been waiting for over a month and have not received my order and Karma Kraft has stopped responding to my Emails. Stay Away.

    Reply
  • Bernetta

    07/2013

    can you print cartoon characters on silk, polyester fabric or 2″ wide elastic

    Reply
  • aaron

    05/2015

    I need help finding a fabric I want for my wedding. I have a picture of it. Do you have any help?

    Reply
  • Katrina

    12/2015

    There is another company that does this and has VERY nice fabrics. http://www.myfabricdesigns.com

    Reply

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