Our Cut and Sew fabric panels are printed on demand by Spoonflower, and some can be ordered directly in the Fibracreativa shop in the Spoonflower marketplace. This allows us to offer a large collection of beautiful designs that you can order on your choice of fabric.
However, it can also get confusing since not all fabrics type work for every project. Plus, fabrics are of different width and can be ordered in Fat Quarters or yards or meters. If you are not familiar with ordering on Spoonflower, we explain here how to order Fibra Creativa’s fabric panels so you get what you need to complete your project.
This is important for cut and sew panels, which are sized and laid out to fit exactly a given fabric type and quantity.
Ordering Tote Bag Cut and Sew panels
These panels print exactly on one yard of 54″ or 56″ fabric of a type appropriate for sewing bags.
This what a Cut and Sew Tote bag design order page looks like on Spoonflower. Make sure to select the fabric you want (see recommended fabrics below) and change the size to Yards.
Here are my recommended fabric choices :
Linen Cotton Canvas and Lightweight Cotton Twill (both middle weight at about 6 oz per square yard or 200 gr/m2) are easy to sew. They are excellent choices if you want a medium sturdiness, or you can add interfacing to make a stiffer bag.
Dogwood Denim, Cypress Cotton Canvas and Belgian Linen (heavier weight at about 10 oz per square yard or 300gr/m2) are great choices if you like a sturdier bag (plus you can skip the interfacing). These fabrics might be a bit more difficult to sew, but the textures are great and the end result too.
If you wish to make a quilted bag, Organic Cotton Sateen (a wonderful quilter’s weight cotton) is a good choice. You will need to add batting, obviously, and some interfacing.
- I do not recommend Recycled Canvas for this tote bag pattern. While that polyester fabric is nice and might work well for simple soft bags, the seams cannot be pressed, making it difficult to precisely assembly the pieces. Plus fusible interfacing does not stick well.
Beware not to order a narrower fabric such as Petal Cotton, or only a Fat Quarter instead of a yard because the panel will not print in full.
If your default quantity is set to meters, the panel will print well on a full meter, but you will get an extra 9 cm of fabric. You can avoid this by temporarily and manually changing your setting to yards.