Custom Fabric for Small Business

Here at For the Love of Fabrics we like to support the small businesses who put their heart and sole into the handmade items that they sell. We are now offering a new opportunity for you as a small business to design and print your own custom fabric that will be unique to you and your product. These fabric designs remain the property of your business and will not be sold or printed for anyone but you.

Pre-requisites are that you must have a fully functioning hand-made business with an ABN. Fabrics printed cannot be onsold and can only be used to create product for sale in your business.

Does this sound like you? Hit the Apply Now link under the above menu to send through your application.


Do you have a minimum order quantity? (MOQ)

Yes - Minimum order quantities per Print/Colour/Base are 5m. Eg. If you have a design with two different colour background options and you would like Cotton Lycra and Swim you will need to order 20m (5m of each colour in each base). There is no minimum print/colour/base option however so if you would just like one colour of one print in one base type you only need to order 5m.

Do I need to order Strike Offs?

Yes - You need to order at least one metre per colour/print of your designs to check scale/quality/colour. Full orders will not be placed until strike off fabrics have been received and approved. You do not have to order strike offs n each base but it is recommended as colours can differ slightly on different bases.

What bases do you offer?

We currently offer Cotton Lycra, French Terry, Double Brushed Poly, Swim and Poplin (woven). For fabric composition specifics please contact Sarah at

Will you help me with my designs?

We are able to assist with designs in correcting scale/seamless etc at no added cost. If you require assistance to create a pattern then a design fee will be applicable

Where can I get my designs?

Many fabric designers use stock images to create designs which can be purchased online or an artist can be commissioned to draw for you (or perhaps you are talented and can draw yourself!). Please note that images submitted are deemed to be your own and For the Love of Fabrics will not be held liable for any copyright infringements. Please ensure that you do your research into what is allowable image use including for the use of stock images. You also need to be aware that stock images are widely available and if used we cannot guarantee that they will not be used by another company/business.

What format do you need?

Images are to be sent via dropbox or email in adobe formats where possible. Other formats are also acceptable however some manipulations may not be available. We will arrange all of this with you prior to sending through designs.

How do I order?

Once your application is approved you will be set up with unique access to your own section of the website where you can view, order and pay for your designs.

How long will my designs take to arrive?

Designs are generally ordered on an 8 week timetable. With strike offs arriving in one order and bulk orders in the next (pending design approval and deposits paid). This means that you can have a new design every eight weeks if you desire. Please refer to the calendar of order timeframes below for next run dates.

Do I need to pay upfront?

Payment for strike offs/design fees is required upfront. For your order 50% deposit is required at the time of order with the remainder to be paid on shipment.



*Prices are per metre and include all shipping costs, taxes and duty.

Order Calendar