White Cotton Scrim Fabric
- Product ID: 588700 588700
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 60"
Construction: 44 x 36
For more information, see our Cotton Scrim Product Guide.
White cotton scrim fabric has an almost gauze like look and feel to it. It is strong, absorbent and produces little lint. For these reasons you will find scrim fabrics in some operating rooms in the form of wipes, surgical curtains and some scrubs or uniforms. However, it is most often found in the theatre and film industries where it has many uses. It has the ability to "hide" scenery and actors until they have been lit, either from behind or from the front. This makes it possible to create special effects and make items seem to appear and disappear. Use this at your own Halloween parties to hide ghosts and ghoulies and make them appear when your guests walk by, for example. Or drape the fabric and attach creepy spiders and bats. And it is the perfect color for that mummy costume you have been "dying" to wear.
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Why did you choose this?
does this come in a roll or box? It's for very long curtains (113"). Will this work
BEST ANSWER: This scrim comes on a roll, orders 500 yards and under will come in one continuous piece.
Dose this fabric stretch?
BEST ANSWER: From our experience it does not stretch, but be sure to buy extra if plan on washing as it will shrink.
ls this like harem cloth? What is the difference?
BEST ANSWER: Hi,
I’m not sure just what Harlem cloth looks like. This is very sheer and has a definite cross hatching design for the weaving. I’m using it as a base for making doll hats. I will either put layers of it criss crossed or put a layer of felt over it and stiffen then both. It certainly it isn’t a stable cloth at all, more for using as a base or even gathering many widths of it and you could use it as curtains. If you needed a harem veil, this is soft enough to make one. Write more of what you want to do with it and I should be able to help in a better fashion.
I have 100% silk dress Im making & I need to line, would this work or do you recomend something else?
BEST ANSWER: The weave on this fabric may be too open for a lining. If you want a very lightweight cotton, we'd suggest cotton lawn. If you want to stick with silk, silk habotai is a good lining material. We recommend ordering a sample or two to see what will work best for your project.
I have two questions if you don't mind.
I'm considering this fabric to make a DJ facade with, is this good material for this application?
I'd like light to be able to pass through it.
And second question.
The fabric is sixty inches wide by how ever many yards are purchased correct?
BEST ANSWER: Yes and yes.
could this be dyed evenly, or could you dye the heavier weight gauze?
BEST ANSWER: This could be dyed, you'd just need to be sure to remove all air bubbles in your dye bath.
Can I see through from one side but not the other?
BEST ANSWER: It is virtually the same on both sides, though true sharkstooth scrim has a slightly rougher side. Use this toward the audience (if that is your application) for a better solid effect from the front.
Does it stretch at all?
BEST ANSWER: Scrims are like gauze--they do stretch some. We stapled ours to top and bottom boards and then pulled it smooth in the opening and attached the boards to a top flat and the floor. We also stapled it to the sides of flats on either side of the opening.
Is this good for making handkerchiefs? I am looking embroider on it for wedding
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is a little crisp with a close gauze-like weave. I bought it for primitive doll clothing, for which it is perfect. I do not think it is would be an appropriate choice for a handkerchief. It is neither soft nor romantic And, being like gauze, the fabric could stretch with embroidery.. However, it is excellent for other purposes.
Is this fabric appropriate as a wedding backdrop that is soft looking and can puddle nicely on the floor?
BEST ANSWER: Yes! We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Can this fabric be used for outdoor curtains for a porch? Is it durable enough for the beach sun?
BEST ANSWER: The fabric is extremely light weight. It would work great for outdoor curtains but would not last more than a season or two in wind, rain and weather.
Is scrim fabric flame treated with flame retardant?
BEST ANSWER: It is not. If you require FR treatment, contact customer service as we may be able to assist you.
Is this washable?
BEST ANSWER: I used it to decorate for plays and the prom in the high school at which I work. I did not wash it but I imagine from working with it that it would wash well. It would probably make it softer, although it believe that it will shrink quite a bit as well.
Hi, we want to use this fabric, or something solf and airy to make drapes for our canopy bed. Will this work?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is very similar to gauze as far as feel. Blows beautifully in the wind and drapes well.
What does scrim mean? I am looking for a looser weave cotton to make wool quilts. I card the raw wool the n quilt the wool between a light weight cotton then cover these quilts in a flannel duvet. I like a looser weave so it will be light weight and breathable.
BEST ANSWER: Scrim has a loose weave and may be what you're looking for. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
If I need 8x8 how much scrim should I buy ?
BEST ANSWER: Are you planning on sewing it? I believe you would need about 8 yards
Would this be good for wedding backdrop event?
Do you have this in store?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's in stock and would ship right away. You could also get it at our store in Western MA if you are in the area.
I’m thinking about using this fabric as a ceiling that would have wood lath holding it up is it heavy enough you can’t see through it?
BEST ANSWER: It would work but this fabric is sheer and you would be able to see through it.
is this fabric translucent if it is front lit? I am thinking of stretching this fabric over a table frame (like stretching a canvas) and putting very light art objects on top. I would like the fabric to appear semi invisible (translucent). Do you think this fabric will work for these purposes?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I think it would definitely give you the effect you are looking for.
I’m. Looking to create a evening shall thatt I want to machine embroider rose flowers and leaves on vines
To it. Will it be able to hold up for this type of application?
BEST ANSWER: I don’t think it is stiff enough to hold the embroidery. This fabric is pretty flimsy and opaque.
Does this fabric take ink well? Is it able to be printed on or painted on?
BEST ANSWER: We did not try to use ink or paint. I imagine from handling it that it would need a resist if painting because it would run.
what is meant by construction 44x36 ?
BEST ANSWER: Construction is the type of weave, how the threads go with relation to each other.
would this work for sheer curtain panels?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it could. Another popular fabric for sheer curtains is voile.
Is this fabric heavy enough to use for sitting bench seating?
Is scrim the same as hareem cloth? Or very similar?
BEST ANSWER: It looks pretty similar.
Want to make for a scrim for shadow dancing 30wx10' would this work?
BEST ANSWER: This scrim is only 60" wide so you would need to sew a few panels together to get your desired size, but this fabric is perfect for that kind of thing!
This is great! Easy to work with. Drapes beautifully!
July 19, 2019
5 months ago
Great fabric for theater scrims and decorating large spaces
Great all cotton fabric at a great price.
July 11, 2017
over 2 years ago
great for flow and sheer fabrics
Making a wall of panels for a bedroom that client wants wind and sun to filter through. Easy to work with, very lightweight and it fit the bill for this project. I'll purchase again.
August 27, 2019
4 months ago
Loved the scrim, light and airy, just what I wanted and the price was incredible!
September 22, 2018
1 year ago
Does the job
I purchased this as a substitute for harem cloth that my regular supplier was out of. It's a little rough for scarves, but with a professional liquid fabric softener I was able to remedy that for the most part. All in all it's a nice, light gauze.
February 24, 2018
1 year ago
Nice for the price. Great service.
November 11, 2018
1 year ago
Worked Perfectly for our Production
Great background for an outdoor after-dark musical review.
May 26, 2019
7 months ago
Just What I Needed
Although I would likely go with a heavier weight for my purposes (theatrical effects/disappearing scrim), mainly because I have limited lighting options, this fabric arrived quickly and was packaged with care. It's precisely what I ordered and the price can't be beat. Thank you! NOTE: It took coffee staining VERY well with almost no loss in light transmission!
September 10, 2019
3 months ago
Perfect for using as a doll hat base cloth over my hat blocks. Exactly what I expected from the description.
March 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
I have been looking for this for a long time. I didn't realize it was actually called scrim. I had used the word several times and no one knew what I was talking about. Another lady had supplied it for my sewing of antique reproduction garments but she is no longer in business. But I found it and love it.
March 5, 2019
9 months ago