Natural Cotton Scrim Fabric

Natural Cotton Scrim Fabric

Product ID: SCRNAT

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  • Content: 100% Cotton
  • Width: 61.5"

Cotton Scrim fabric is a lightweight woven material that is most often used by those in the film and theatre industry. It is used to soften or diffuse the light. It has the unique ability to appear sheer when lit from behind and opaque when lit from the front. This makes it possible to "hide" actors on stage. It is often used as a window on stage in place of glass. This makes it possible for people to stand behind the window and not "appear" until they have been properly lit. Photographers also use scrim to control the light when photographing a subject. Natural scrim fabric can be painted and used to control the appearance of scenery. In some carpentry jobs it works as a reinforcement fabric and can be found in surgical rooms as well.

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I had used scrim for curtains before, and it gives a wonderful effect, truly theatrical. This fabric was a great price and wider than what the theater sites sells
Joanne M on Nov 11, 2018
Drapey fabric for table decor
Denise C on Oct 20, 2018
I had used scrim for curtains before, and it gives a wonderful effect, truly theatrical. This fabric was a great price and wider than what the theater sites sells
Joanne M on Nov 11, 2018
I like it. I think I will use it in my crafts.
Barbara S on Nov 3, 2018
Drapey fabric for table decor
Denise C on Oct 20, 2018
I needed it
Donna H on Oct 15, 2018
Project for veggie & fruit bags.
Ann S on Oct 6, 2018
Looking for a semi sheer to make curtains and needed a large amount of fabric
Reatha H on Oct 2, 2018
I need it for a production of Madagascar.
Karen F on Sep 30, 2018
Art making
Tahir K on Sep 19, 2018
I’m thinking of various projects for which I will need a soft and loose cotton fabric. From its description, this should be perfect for a couple of them and a good solution for a few more.
VERONICA H on Sep 15, 2018
Art Project
judith m on Sep 14, 2018
I will be using it in an art installation
Melinda F on Sep 7, 2018
I am using it for a wedding
Sara C on Aug 24, 2018
Good scrim color for faces
Ron C on Aug 4, 2018
Sometimes I just want a simple, soft curtian/drape for a window. This scrim has an airy look and feel. It also ice-dyes well which I use for layering in garments.
PAM R on Jul 28, 2018
Wedding backdrop
ROXANA T on Jul 16, 2018
For soft draping on windows
Donna R on Jun 21, 2018
I like the feel and drape of the cloth.
Anne H on Jun 17, 2018
This will be used for decorating at a charity fundraiser. Great price!
Rachel H on May 22, 2018
We are creating a a tent like ceiling with the scrim and twinkle lights for a wedding reception. Scrim is strong, light, theatrical and should drape perfectly.
Ilisa A on May 19, 2018
I chose this to drape a huge window :) Love this stuff.
SUE C on Apr 24, 2018
100 % cotton, 61" wide. For art project
Kristi H on Apr 9, 2018
To soften drop cloths being used as tablecloths
Julie G on Apr 7, 2018
I am using it like sheers behind burlap panels
Donna D on Apr 5, 2018
To make an XL dustruffle with extra full 4” ruffle on on hem edge for a client.
Cynthia W on Mar 28, 2018
For home decor. Thankyou
Julie R on Mar 9, 2018
Love working with Scrim!!
a s on Feb 11, 2018
this is a gorgeous fabric, that hangs well. we use it as a backdrop with lights underneath and it is breathtaking when walking into the room!!
Jamie B on Feb 5, 2018
Looking for this to use on a Carousel organ to light organ pipes behind the scrim
Doug B on Dec 26, 2017
I'm hoping this will work for covering my plants in cold nights
Sandra D on Dec 12, 2017
Scrim is so versatile, I use it to drape over my kitchen window.... great stuff
Christina R on Dec 4, 2017
I only needed a small piece to create a framed picture reveal...this was the best price and shipping is fast!
Nichole T on Dec 3, 2017
I'm thinking of using it for a wedding backdrop
Victoria S on Nov 2, 2017
I have been searching for this fabric to help in my Christmas Church musical and finally found out what it was called. Your online shop has the best price I've seen so far. Thank you in advance for offering our small congregation a price we can afford. Sincerely, LeeAnn Buchanan
LeeAnn B on Oct 16, 2017
i needed scrim fabric for a play.
James K on Sep 13, 2017
Theatrical use
MELISSA P on Aug 28, 2017
I'm going to use it to make sheer curtains. I wanted something cotton and not synthetic. This will be perfect!
JONI R on Aug 28, 2017
For a historical window treatment project
Marilu H on Aug 24, 2017
Awesome fabric for draping, creating a table or window scape
Pamela S on Aug 23, 2017
I chose this fabric because I was looking to add a layer of curtain panels that would give my window treatments an airy look.
kimberly a on Aug 11, 2017
WE run a small Yoga Festival in Floyd Virginia and needed fabric for the stage. We have an artist donating her talents and painting a giant groovy Ganesha for our backdrop. Thanks for the quality natural cotton fabric at a great price! Cheers!
laura p on Aug 1, 2017
for wedding backdrop
I N on Jul 19, 2017
Works great or draping for a barn wedding. Will put up pictures as soon as I get them.
Mary S on Jun 28, 2017
backing for a painted on primed canvas mural being applied to a wall...
DALE M on Jun 26, 2017
We have an industrial needle felting machine and want to make alpaca quilt batting. We think that this will stabilize the batting nicely.
David B on Jun 7, 2017
To create a shroud for a theatre production.
MONICA P on Jun 5, 2017
Hope it will make nice curtains
TERRI C on May 31, 2017
I've used it before for decorating and on interior design projects.
LAURIE M on May 11, 2017
We have an event every year that we paint a themed scrim for. We sew together 4 panels 9ft x 12 ft. This is the nicest scrim I have found to paint on. It turns out beautiful
CHERIE H on May 4, 2017
boho party decor
BRENDA K on Apr 12, 2017
kitchen curtains
Cindy J on Apr 10, 2017
I like it. I think I will use it in my crafts.
Barbara S on Nov 3, 2018
I needed it
Donna H on Oct 15, 2018
Is this product fire rated?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
Can the scrim be dyed?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this scrim is 100% cotton and should dye well. There may be some shrinkage.
Can this be used as an alternative for sharkstooth scrim to create a reveal effect in theater?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is how we used the scrim.
what color is the scrim, is it bleached white or natural?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
I'm wanting to make dyed table runners for a wedding. I would like them to be drapey and soft. I've found some cotton gauze table runners made in Ukraine that are 31" wide and both salvage edges are finished. Is this fabric suitable for that purpose?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I believe it would be. I use this scrim to back murals on a wall for easy removal if/when needed. But it Does have a soft nature
What width is the scrim?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 61.5 inches
How much do I have to buy so the highth is about 8 ft hight and about 13 feet long across ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 8 yards
Does the scrim come in widths narrower than 60"?
A shopper on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our linen scrim is 57" wide.
Is it washable? Does it have body like duck or canvas? I want to use it for an indoor teepee for children.
A shopper on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a sheer fabric that drapes well and does not have body like canvas. It is dry clean only. You can order a sample of this or other fabrics to see what would work the best for you. If you're looking for a canvas, here's our selection:
The 7 oz duck is lightweight and flexible if that's what you want!
63" Single Fill 7 Oz Duck Fabric
Can I get the rolls wider than 61.5 inches wide?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is currently the widest width we carry. For large order quantities we may be able to assist you. Contact our customer service at either or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
can this be used for a summer outfit?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it depends on what you have in mind, but it's very sheer and lightweight. If you want it for a beach coverup, then yes. If you want it for a skirt or for a dress, then no -- at least not if you're going to use only a single layer.
what happens to this material when it is exposed to a blacklight or ultra violet light? Does it glow
A shopper on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I did not use black lights, used front lighting to create shadow effect ....I could guess by its color you may get some glow from it with black light but not sure
Is it sold by the linear yard or the square yard? Looking for something I can buy a large amount of to make backdrops for a wedding.
A shopper on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's sold by the linear yard. It sounds like this fabric would work well for your purposes.
If I dye scrim panels different colors will you be able to see the color through the panel? That is, if I had a blue panel and a yellow panel overlap will it create a green panel in between? Or might you have another transparent, dyeable fabric to suggest in order to create this effect?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is transparent, but we're not sure if it would work how you're describing it. It may. This scrim is probably the best natural fiber option. Something like organza or possibly chiffon may create that effect. Though they're polyester, they are dyeable with Rit DyeMore.
Is this fabric slip resistant? I want to use it in reupholstering to keep fabric from slipping off the foam of cushions.
A shopper on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not worked in any capacity in reupholstering; so I am not quite sure the type of material required to give a good grip. But with regards to the texture of this fabric, it has what I would consider a moderate to low course texture. I personally used it for painting, and it was mostly only ever in contact with harder surfaces. But from the general feel of the fabric I do not think this is the best choice for slip resistence. There are courser skrims that would be more effective.
how much fabric do i need to make a 14x25 curtain?
A shopper on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Assuming that's in feet (14 feet tall by 25 feet wide), 25 yards should be enough.
What is the longest piece I can purchase? I am looking for at least 40yards of continuous uncut fabric.
A shopper on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We cut this fabric from very large rolls well more than 40 yards, so you will get one continuous piece.
Can this be used for window sheers?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought this to make window sheers and they turned out great.
Is this material made from organic cotton?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It not made from organic fibers.
How wide is the scrim fabric? Does it come in white?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes in white, which is 60 inches wide.
White Cotton Scrim Fabric
White Cotton Scrim Fabric
Would this work for diy produce bags?
A shopper on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It may not be durable enough to carry heavy items.
Can I use it for a siliuette screen ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes! Scrim is often used for the purpose of silhouettes.
How long are the rolls?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The rolls can be up to 500 yards.
Will this work for a over length gathered dustruffle with a 4” ruffle applied on hem?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2018


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very nice
it's just what I'm looking for. washes well, holds it's size. I am going felt with it so I will submit a photo later
October 17, 2016
over 2 years ago
I paid a lot for the french seams they required but know I will love them.
November 27, 2016
over 2 years ago
This fabric will be perfect for a sail and mast that I am doing for vacation Bible school very very pleased with that color and texture.
June 26, 2018
5 months ago
Great for thin scene back drops on a budget.
Perfect for painting scene back drops! I highly reccommend this product for theatrical use purposes on a budget.
October 10, 2018
1 year ago