Cotton Calico 152gsm $43
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- Cotton Calico 152gsm
- Max Print: 1.47m
- Weight: 152gsm
- Roll Width: 1.49m
- Find it in our Swatch pack
These are the slightly fussier fabrics, who need a little more tender love and care when shoving them in the wash. These particular individuals can’t take the heat so make sure you play it cool and you should all get along swimmingly.
Calico Fabric Printing
Our Calico fabric is made from 100% cotton, and custom printed for you right here at the Contrado studio. The perfect fabric choice for summer shirts, calico dresses and small embroidery projects. Why not order a printed sample and see the wonderful results for yourself.
Tightly woven, this Calico fabric is firm and taut. The cotton is bleached to a strong, paper-white base tone with slight variations in the natural fibre creating a subtle visible pattern in the cloth. The handle is warm, very dry and slightly starched; though it softens quickly with wear.
White Calico fabric has long been a favourite base for printed patterns, and with our Cotton Calico you can see why! This tightly woven natural cotton produces a soft, slightly muted print with warm undertones. Details are clear, but the visible cloth pattern adds authentic charm. Brighter colours will be more subtle due to the natural cotton fibres.
This fabric’s lack of stretch and beautiful print quality make it an ideal choice for quilting. Calico's gentle-yet-hardwearing nature also makes it a favourite material for traditional rag dolls or other small bespoke sewing and embroidery projects.
Frequently asked questions on Cotton Calico 152gsm:
What is Calico material?
Calico material is a simple plain-weave cotton fabric. Unbleached, raw Cotton Calicos are often used for making toiles and dress prototypes. Inexpensive and simple, Calico has always been a favourite for creating fabric prints and homely designs like aprons, quilts and house dresses.
Where does the name Calico come from?
Calico is one of the oldest fabrics around the world and is named after the city of Calicut, in Kerala, India, where it originated. Block printed fabrics were exported from India as early as 1630 and known as “Calicuts”, and “Calico” was soon used to refer to any Indian plain-weave cotton. Today, Calico remains one of the most popular fabrics for simple printed fabrics.
What other Cotton fabrics do you have?
We have a wide range of other cotton fabrics for you to choose from. Our Vintage Fade Polycotton has a faded, desaturated print quality. Or, if you’re looking to make a more figure-hugging outfit, try our Bounce Cotton Jersey, which is blended with just a little Elastane.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the handcrafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile, the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to reprint an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Western European: $24
Other European: $28
North America: $30
Australia / Japan: $30
Rest Of The World: $40