Natural Cotton Scrim Fabric

Natural Cotton Scrim Fabric

Product ID: SCRNAT

$3.41 per Yard

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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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Love working with Scrim!!
a s on Feb 11, 2018
Looking for this to use on a Carousel organ to light organ pipes behind the scrim
Doug B on Dec 26, 2017
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
MARY G on Mar 27, 2017
This fabric is perfect for my upcoming theater production.
MONICA A on Mar 16, 2017
i love scrim to use with lighting!
LELA K on Feb 15, 2017
I use this material for nuno felting to make shawls, dresses and tops. It felts beautifully!
LINDA M on Feb 10, 2017
I love what light does to scrim!
LELA K on Feb 1, 2017
I'm using it for a Fair Trade display booth.
TRACEY A on Jan 31, 2017
Used for craft purposes!
LYNN L on Jan 13, 2017
For a photography project to defuse lighting
David P on Jan 10, 2017
Curtains for my canopy bed
RHONDA M on Jan 9, 2017
Love the qualities of this fabric, delighted to find what I was looking for at such a great price.
ALISON L on Dec 23, 2016
The price was great!
SAFIRA Z on Dec 21, 2016
I like the natural over the white for photography purposes
LISA S on Nov 29, 2016
Texture and color.
Joanna C on Nov 29, 2016
Creating a wall divider for my studio.
LISA D on Nov 28, 2016
Great craft fabric!
Lynn B on Nov 25, 2016
I need a scrim for my production. The proscenium is 40 feet wide and 24 feet high. Purchasing or renting a scrim for a stage that size is too expensive. Yes, it will have seams, but I'll live with that. Looking forward to receiving my fabric and sewing it together.
PHYLLIS G on Nov 18, 2016
I'm using this to merchandise my antiques and collectibles on my tables that will be covered with burlap for an up coming show!
Cathy B on Nov 16, 2016
Looks great for my sewing room in the country
Claire M on Oct 19, 2016
I am making simple curtains for our Arts and Crafts style country home. I don't want to block the view or light.
SUE L on Oct 18, 2016
for a theater system and this store had the best to offer in price and product
TAMMY S on Oct 6, 2016
Model ship netting
ROBERT G on Sep 26, 2016
I am interested in using this fabric for dyeing and felting.
ELIZABETH B on Sep 22, 2016
Going to attempt using this material for rear projection "hologram" effects. This is potentially a much cheaper alternative versus purchasing sharkstooth scrim. We'll see!
ALEXANDER K on Sep 10, 2016
I work at a theatre and needed something that looked like mosquito netting. I purchased some netting from another company but it was made of polyester and looked plastic and shiny. This should be a good substitute for the project. Scrim is something very commonly used in my line of work. It allows light to shine through and the ability to see actors through it.
CELESTE D on Sep 9, 2016
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
I'm hoping this will work for covering my plants in cold nights
Sandra D on Dec 12, 2017
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.
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.
what color is the scrim, is it bleached white or natural?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
Is this product fire rated?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
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.
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.
What width is the scrim?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 61.5 inches
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.


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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
1 year ago
I paid a lot for the french seams they required but know I will love them.
November 27, 2016
1 year ago