Cotton Calico 152gsm £14.50
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- Cotton Calico 152gsm
- Max Print: 1.47m
- Weight: 152gsm
- Roll Width: 1.49m
- Find it in our Swatch pack
Wash at 30°c
Calico Fabric UK Printing
Our Calico fabric is made from 100% cotton, and custom printed for you right here in the UK. The perfect fabric choice for summer shirts, calico dresses and small embroidery projects. Why not order a printed sample and see the wonderful results for yourself.
Tightly woven, this Calico fabric is firm and taut. The cotton is bleached to a strong, paper-white base tone with slight variations in the natural fibre creating a subtle visible pattern in the cloth. The handle is warm, very dry and slightly starched; though it softens quickly with wear.
White Calico fabric has long been a favourite base for printed patterns, and with our Cotton Calico you can see why! This tightly woven natural cotton produces a soft, slightly muted print with warm undertones. Details are clear, but the visible cloth pattern adds authentic charm. Brighter colours will be more subtle due to the natural cotton fibres.
This fabric’s lack of stretch and beautiful print quality make it an ideal choice for quilting. Calico's gentle-yet-hardwearing nature also makes it a favourite material for traditional rag dolls or other small bespoke sewing and embroidery projects.
Reviews for Cotton Calico
based on 5 customer reviews
Ordered printed Monroe Satin and Silk Satin for my collection, the print quality come out amazing and the fabric quality was great! Will be getting more fabric in the future. The turn around time was also brilliant.
I ordered a design I made to make a baby blanket for my new born niece and I absolutely love it! I will be ordering a lot more products with you! Arrived so quickly too, in fact on the exact day I needed it!
The quality of fabric, the range of fabrics, speed of delivery and printing are all excellent, however, the process is a little tricky unless you have already got a good graphics program or have had your design made for you. A facility on the site to remove the background, lighten, darken improve contest etc would be very useful.
Also, what I thought was the pattern repeat size, was in fact the entire length and it took me a while to realise that the unit was only 50cm and not in the usual metre lengths fabric is sold in. This resulted in me buying 2 of 50cm lengths and not the one 1m length; which is not appropriate for the garment I was going to use it for. An expensive mistake for me.
Excellent material and print quality and service for my cotton
Very good service and printing quality was perfect.
Frequently asked questions on Cotton Calico 152gsm:
What is Calico material?
Calico material is a simple plain-weave cotton fabric. Unbleached, raw Cotton Calicos are often used for making toiles and dress prototypes. Inexpensive and simple, Calico has always been a favourite for creating fabric prints and homely designs like aprons, quilts and house dresses.
Where does the name Calico come from?
Calico is one of the oldest fabrics around the world and is named after the city of Calicut, in Kerala, India, where it originated. Block printed fabrics were exported from India as early as 1630 and known as “Calicuts”, and “Calico” was soon used to refer to any Indian plain-weave cotton. Today, Calico remains one of the most popular fabrics for simple printed fabrics.
What other Cotton fabrics do you have?
We have a wide range of other cotton fabrics for you to choose from. Our Vintage Fade Polycotton has a faded, desaturated print quality. Or, if you’re looking to make a more figure-hugging outfit, try our Bounce Cotton Jersey, which is blended with just a little Elastane.
Browse Designer Cotton Calico Prints
Check out our cultivated cotton calico marketplace, full of prints from our Contrado Creatives.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) – Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery – Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
UK delivery: £5.50
Western European: £13
Other European: £16
North America: £16
Australia / Japan: £22
Rest Of The World: £22