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?
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.
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 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..
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 email@example.com 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 suitable to use as a bag to boil pudding?
Do you have a heavier fabric that has the same color and feel of this one? I want to make a curtain with this one, but feel it's too thin and light.
Is this the same weight as cotton duck 7oz? Would draperies 16’ need lining.
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
7 months ago
curtains for bedroom
I love the feel and the drape of osnaburg fabric. Casual yet classy.
December 31, 2018
7 months ago
This fabric looks just as shown and expected.
August 7, 2018
1 year ago
Great Company, Promp & Reliable!
Great Fabric! Just what my Family and I needed. They delivered promptly. We will be ordering more fabric soon, Thank you very much. Tawdi ana, Brikh ana! ????
May 12, 2019
4 months ago