Unbleached Osnaburg Fabric
- Product ID: 87298
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 45"
- Features: Lightweight, Retains shape longer than synthetics, Good Thermal Insulator
- Common Uses: Drapery & Upholstery Lining, Theatrical Apparel, Crafting
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 25 Yards,
when ordering more than 25 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
Osnaburg is a durable, strong fabric used for draperies, covers, apparel, and more. This vintage style fabric is also great for re-enactment costumes and is suitable for craft projects. Osnaburg can be dyed, painted, or printed.
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Why did you choose this?
What is the thread count and weight?
Is this fabric permanent pressed?
Is this fabric durable for clothing making? And can it be dyed?
BEST ANSWER: This is a loose woven fabric. Pre washing does tighten the weave. I make primitive bonnets and aprons, lunch cloths, and little primitive dresses. I tea stain them. I am not sure i would use for clothing unless you reinforce the seams or any seam that will have constant stress. I would suggest pre washing if you want to dye the fabric getting any sizing that is used in the cloth making process.
Does the color of this fabric look like the photograph? Some people have described it as a, "burlap" look. Too me burlap is much more brown than what's shown in the photograph.
BEST ANSWER: This fabric does not look like burlap. It looks just as shown in the photo. It is quite nice. I would have liked it just a bit heavier but it is still very nice.
if i bought 7 yards would it be continuous?
BEST ANSWER: This kind of question should be answered by Online Fabric store customer service!! Since I'm here, tho, I'll tell you that yes, like most fabric, when you specify a length, if there is enough on the bolt it is always continuous.
Is this the material used to make chenille blankets/quilts?
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know. I use in the middle of my rag quilts because it frays nicely. I make my rag quilts out of 100% quilting cottons.
when cut, will it start tearing? and if thats the case how can i prevent it or fix it?
BEST ANSWER: The fabric does fray. You can cut it with pinking shears to limit fraying, use Dritz Fray Check, or hem the edges.
Is this fabric used for pockets in blue jeans?
BEST ANSWER: It's a little rough texture-wise for pockets I'd use a cotton muslin instead
How can I clean osneborg fabric?
BEST ANSWER: I use this fabric as a table cloth for Thanksgiving. After the meal I treat any stains with dawn dishwashing detergent and then put it in the washing machine. I dry it. It does shrink quite a bit but I have planned for that. I fold immediately to prevent wrinkling.
Is it good for hand embroidered cloth napkins?
BEST ANSWER: I think it would be, it's soft enough for a napkin. I don't do hand embroidery, so I'm not sure if that would work well on the osnaburg. It has a more open weave than muslin does.
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Is this preshrunk? Is unbleached Osnaburg lighter or darker than natural?
BEST ANSWER: No it is not pre-shrunk, The color is same or lighter than natural, but varies by bolt.
Is this fabric organic?
BEST ANSWER: No it’s not..
Is it organic?
BEST ANSWER: Yes it appears to be. Similar to muslin but slightly heavier. And porous. I used for coffee filter and works well
Can I use this fabric for bread proofing bowl liners?
BEST ANSWER: yes I think so. It is thicker than cheesecloth but isn't as thick as a feed sack. It is a good fabric with a looser weave than muslin.
Is this a good choice for hand embroidery?
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I used to handstitch pillows and samplers on this.
I want to use this for fine threads in punch needle work. Is this the same tight weave as Weavers Cloth?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's the same or very similar to weavers cloth, which we also carry. Both are a natural, but the color looks a little different. You can order samples if you want to compare.
Are the sides finished?
BEST ANSWER: The selvage edges will prevent fraying but they are not finished.
I just purchased some and hope it will work ok sewn together for table runners?
BEST ANSWER: I use it for table runners, shower curtains etc. Works very well for these purposes
I can't use it if in more than one piece as I'm going to make draperies. Can you request a whole bolt?
BEST ANSWER: Bolts vary in size, but you would most likely get 25 to 100 yard continuous pieces. Contact our customer service for more information at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Can it be used for kitchen towels?
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't use it. It really lacks the ability to absorb. I stained it so I had to put it in water with walnut crystals, and it didn't absorb well.
Is this fabric good for cloth napkins for a wedding? I want to block print them.
Very natural cotton Osnaburg
I have done , curtains, valances, and slipcovers with this cotton, I pre-washed the fabric before I work with.
The slipcover top has a lining, on the top.
February 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
I love the softness and texture of this fabric.
October 19, 2017
1 year ago
Easy to work with, pretty fabric
Great color, quality fabric. Very pretty, not scratchy at all.
December 14, 2018
3 months ago
curtains for bedroom
I love the feel and the drape of osnaburg fabric. Casual yet classy.
December 31, 2018
3 months ago
This fabric looks just as shown and expected.
August 7, 2018
1 year ago