Natural Cotton Scrim Fabric
- Product ID: SCRNAT SCRNAT
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 61.5"
For more information, see our Cotton Scrim Product Guide.
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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Why did you choose this?
Can the scrim be dyed?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this scrim is 100% cotton and should dye well. There may be some shrinkage.
what color is the scrim, is it bleached white or natural?
Is it washable? Does it have body like duck or canvas? I want to use it for an indoor teepee for children.
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: www.onlinefabricstore.net/product-group-canvas.aspx
The 7 oz duck is lightweight and flexible if that's what you want!
Can this be used as an alternative for sharkstooth scrim to create a reveal effect in theater?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is how we used the scrim.
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?
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
How much do I have to buy so the highth is about 8 ft hight and about 13 feet long across ?
Does the scrim come in widths narrower than 60"?
BEST ANSWER: Our linen scrim is 57" wide.
Can I get the rolls wider than 61.5 inches wide?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
can this be used for a summer outfit?
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.
Can you project film ( like movies) onto this fabric?
BEST ANSWER: I agree with the comment above and will attach sheeting below. This fabric is sheer so it is probably not the best for projecting a picture.
Could this be used to make RV curtains, where you could see out but people outside couldn’t see in?
BEST ANSWER: Dear Shopper, this scrim us used just for that purpose in the movie and play industry as window treatments. Consider the lighting of a prosper behind a window where the light comes through. It is meant to be shady. this is what I ave red in many places. However, I am not an expert This fabric came the closest I could find for creating an antique dress interlining. With some sizing for me it would be perfect. Do we aware of you do use if for a curtain, that it does shred a bit so be sure to double fold hems and sides. Or even use some twill tape for shaping. You will probably like it as it is not so expensive either.
is this fabric strong enough to hold a large number of stuffed animals made into a hammock?
BEST ANSWER: Single ply, no. If you did two layers it probably would . Just fold your span by the width of the fabric which is 60 inches into 30 inches, that would probably work.
Is it starched?
BEST ANSWER: I do not think it is. It is soft and flowy. I used it for gauzy table runners for my daughter’s wedding. Worked beautifully.
what happens to this material when it is exposed to a blacklight or ultra violet light? Does it glow
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.
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?
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.
I am a little confused about this item... I am wanting to dye this once I get it. One Q&A here says it can be dyed... but then another says that it is DRY CLEAN ONLY?!? How do you dye something that is Dry Clean only?
BEST ANSWER: If you dye this fabric it is going to shrink a little. Just make sure that you account for that before you make your cuts.
I'm searching for something to wrap a decorative plum tree thus directing the plums to fall a the base of the tree trunk rather than all over the side walk. Would this hold up to sun and heat for a couple of months in summer? I live in Boise, Idaho, so this is high desert with little rain, but possibly some rain and a storm or some wind once or twice a summer.
BEST ANSWER: I am not an authority on this, but I do know about cotton. It is definitely not your best choice to withstand dry heat, as it is vulnerable to the effect of weather. You would be better to find a synthetic gauze. Synthetic fibers are much more resistant to heat, cold, wet, dry, etc.
Could this material be used for vegetable bags?
BEST ANSWER: I am attaching another product that we use for produce bags. It will be linked below.
How does this work with front stage lighting?. Does it reflect the light well?
BEST ANSWER: Yes! Scrim is great for set design and lighting.
I'm looking for fabric to do outside billowy drapes. I'd tie them up part of the time. It's under a covered porch. Is this the right fabric to be looking at?
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this would be a good solution for outside. I do not believe it could endure the weather. The sheerness is wonderful, but something heavier would last longer. Depending on the weather I would look for something like a duck. But if you only want them for a season, perhaps...
Would this be a good choice for a full, gathered 21" bed skirt?
BEST ANSWER: Sure, we recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
how much fabric do i need to make a 14x25 curtain?
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.
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?
BEST ANSWER: I bought this to make window sheers and they turned out great.
Is this material made from organic cotton?
BEST ANSWER: It not made from organic fibers.
How wide is the scrim fabric? Does it come in white?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes in white, which is 60 inches wide.
Would this work for diy produce bags?
BEST ANSWER: It may not be durable enough to carry heavy items.
Can I use it for a siliuette screen ?
BEST ANSWER: Yes! Scrim is often used for the purpose of silhouettes.
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 3 years ago
I love this fabric for my work
I make clothing for miniature dolls and sometimes need scrim as a base fabric. Also, for hats instead of sinamay which is totally out of scale. This is my perfect solution. I have white so I can dye it and I have natural for that. Give body to delicate laces. Great product.
March 5, 2019
9 months ago
I paid a lot for the french seams they required but know I will love them.
November 27, 2016
over 3 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
1 year 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
over 2 years ago
This was exactly what we were looking for!
October 28, 2019
1 month ago