Fabric Information

The current list of fabric types available via the website are listed below.

You are welcome to sell items you have made with fabric purchased from ShelleyMade.  Business customers should contact us through the Small Business Program page for further details on how we can help with your orders, and to be placed on our Approved Retailers list.

Please note - Basic Cotton and Kona cotton were retired May 2019.  If you wish to order these fabrics to match a prior order - we can do so via an email order up until December 2019.  Signature Cotton has replaced both options, as a cotton with the weight of Kona, but the cheaper price point of Basic Cotton.

SIGNATURE COTTON (42"/107cm wide)

100% natural cotton fabric that's versatile, soft and easy to sew

  • 4.3 oz per square yard/145 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 2-3% in length and 4-5% in width
  • Perfect for quilting, craft projects, costuming, toys and accessories

BASIC COTTON (42"/107cm wide) - Retired May 2019

100% natural combed cotton fabric with a simple, versatile construction

  • 3.2 oz per square yard/110 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 3-4% in length and width
  • Perfect for craft projects, quilting, lining apparel and bags, home decor, and soft toys and accessories

KONA® COTTON (42"/107cm wide) - 
Retired May 2019

100% natural combed cotton fabric with a wide weave that's great for quilting

  • 4.3 oz per square yard/145 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 2-3% in length and 4-5% in width
  • Perfect for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, and home decor

COTTON POPLIN (42"/107cm wide)

100% natural cotton fabric with a fine weave and crisp, smooth feel

  • 3.3 oz per square yard/115 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 5-6% in length and 3-4% in width
  • Perfect for quilting, shirting, skirts, dresses, pajamas, and home decor

MINKY (54"/137cm wide)

100% polyester minky fabric with a soft, napped finish for the ultimate in plush

  • 6.6oz per square yard/225 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 1-2% in length and 1-3% in width.
  • Perfect for blankets, lounge wear, and cold weather accessories

FAILLE (54"/137cm wide)

100% polyester fabric with a slinky feel and matte finish - almost like a matte satin 

  • 4.4 oz per square yard/150 gsm
  • Thread count: 145 x 73
  • Estimated shrinkage: 1-2% in length and 0-1% in width
  • Perfect for pillows, dresses, blouses, and scarves

ECO CANVAS (54"/137cm wide)

100% polyester canvas fabric with 45% recycled content and a sturdy construction

  • 8.1 oz per square yard/275 gsm
  • Produced in the U.S.
  • Estimated shrinkage: 0-1% in length and 1-2% in width
  • Perfect for upholstery, bags, home decor, outdoor pillows, toys, play mats, and jackets
  • Testing is recommended for applications where the printed fabric will be exposed to heavy abrasion (rubbing).

VELVET (54"/137cm wide)

100% polyester velvet fabric with a short pile and subtle shimmer

  • 10.9 oz per square yard/370 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 5-6% in length and 2-3% in width
  • Perfect for home decor and commercial-grade upholstery, heavyweight apparel, and luxurious accessories

ORGANIC COTTON SATEEN (56"/142cm wide)

100% organic cotton fabric with a subtle sheen and soft hand

  • 3.8 oz per square yard/130 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 3-4% in length and width
  • Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
  • Perfect for shirting, dresses, ties and pocket squares, and lightweight home decor

ORGANIC COTTON MUSLIN/DOUBLE GAUZE (56"/142cm wide)

100% organic cotton double gauze fabric that crinkles in the wash (also known as Muslin) 

  • 3.5 oz per square yard/120 gsm
  • Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
  • Estimated shrinkage: 8% width and 14% in length
  • Prints are likely to be off-grain
  • Perfect for swaddle blankets, bibs, burp cloths, and reusable bags

FLEECE (56"/142cm wide)

100% polyester low-loft fleece fabric with a slight stretch and soft, cuddly feel

  • 6.6 oz per square yard/225 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 1-2% in length and 0-1% in width
  • Perfect for adult and youth loungewear, blankets and pillows, soft toys, and cool weather apparel

ORGANIC COTTON KNIT (56"/142cm wide)

100% organic cotton knit fabric with a medium weight and cozy feel

  • 6.3 oz per square yard/215 gsm
  • Estimated shrinkage: 9-11% in length and 5-7% in width.
  • Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
  • Perfect for children and adult apparel items, including t-shirts, dresses, baby clothes, and more

COTTON SPANDEX JERSEY (60"/152cm wide)

93% natural cotton, 7% spandex jersey knit fabric with plenty of softness and stretch.

  • 5.5 oz per square yard/185 gsm
  • 4-way stretch: 55% in length and 70% in width
  • Estimated shrinkage: 7-10% in length and 1-3% in width
  • Perfect for adult and baby apparel and loungewear

 

Other options are available, including lycra, satin, etc.  We can currently print up to 10 continuous yards in length for a single design.  Over that number, we need to break the yardage up into multiple pieces - which we can split to your specifications.  If you would like information on an alternate fabric type not listed here, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

 

FABRIC CARE

For all fabric types listed on this page...wash separately using a phosphate-free detergent in cool or warm water on a gentle/delicate cycle. Machine dry on a low temperature setting. If required, iron on the back of the printed fabric using the associated fabric type setting.