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Free Fabric Remnants for Upholstery & more

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Crafting and DIY can add up to become quite an expensive hobby. With multiple fabric swatches needed for certain projects, you can use all the scraps you can get. At Contrado, we now offer free fabric remnants for upholstery and more in 5kg bags. These free upholstery fabric offcuts come from our range of almost 100 customised textiles. Rather than wasting these fabric scraps, you have the opportunity to recycle them into exciting new projects - for free. Featuring a mix of anything from silk and chenille to fleece and neoprene, this bag of free offcuts is as essential for your next creative project.

  • Free 5kg bag of fabric scraps
  • Features a mix of any of our 100 fabric
  • Small postage charge or free to pick up
  • Pick up from London, UK
  • Maximum 2x bags per order

Your Free Bag Of Fabric Remnants

Repurposing fabric from other sources can not only make your project look better, but you are helping the environment by reducing waste. This is something we advocate strongly, which is why we are now offering fabric offcuts free of charge. These upholstery fabric remnants come in 5kg bags, and can be picked up from the Contrado studios in London for free, or delivered to your door for a small postage charge. We always strive for sustainability, and hope that by offering our creative customers the chance to own a bag of fabric scraps, that we are continuing our mission to decrease fabric waste. 
 

How To Get Your Free Fabric Remnants:

Step 1: Add to Cart.

Step 2: Select how many 5kg bags you want.

Step 3: Change delivery to pick up (if applicable).

Step 4: Go to secure checkout.

Step 5: Fill in your details.

Step 6: Done.

Please note each order is subject to a maximum of 2x bags per order (this is due to delivery costs) if you would like extra bags, please place a second order for an extra two bags. If you order more than 2x bags in a single order, you will be contacted by one of our customer service agents regarding an extra delivery charge.
We do not make any profit from the delivery charges, 5kg of fabric is equivalent to around a medium wash load, and we charge you what our carrier charges us. If you are in London, you can collect your free bag of remnants from us for free. 
 

What Do The Bags Of Fabric Remnants Contain?

Every bag is filled with 5kg of fabric offcuts. These offcuts come from the rolls of fabric in our London warehouse. With almost 100 different types of textile, you can never be sure of what your bag will contain - which just adds to the excitement. The mixture of scraps could include: silk, fleece, twill, muslin, lace, jersey, scuba, denim, neoprene, lace, panama, leather and so much more. Our fabrics also range from organic and natural to waterproof, stretch, knitted, and woven. Whatever fabrics are being used at the time will end up in your free bag. Most of offcuts will have a white or cream base tone, but you could also receive a bundle with some colourful prints thrown in. 
 

What Can I Do With My Free Bag Of Fabric Remnants?

There are so many possibilities, all it takes is your creativity. Our customers have used their upholstery fabric offcuts for a whole range of end uses. Fun and practical DIY projects using these scraps are the perfect way to repurpose textiles as well as creating something that you can use in your every day life. As the offcuts are mainly white, you can use dyes, paints and ink to add your preference of colour. Just experiment with what looks best for your end use and have fun getting creative with colour. Scraps are the best material to use to make patchwork projects. Design your very own patchwork blanket, cushion, scarf, or anything else you want. The mix of textures, weights, constructions and base tones will lead to a beautiful finished result. Whatever you choose to make with your offcuts, make sure you get in touch with us and let us know how you got on.

Please note: you cannot customise your upholstery fabric remnants. Each bag of scraps is packed randomly using whatever fabrics are available at the time.

If you do something amazing with a bag of remnants, we'd love to know about it. Feel free to share your ideas and projects on our social media accounts - Show us an amazing idea or make something truly special and there may be a reward for you. 


Reviews for Free Fabric Remnants

Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

  • Fantastic I am over the moon I received some remnants from Bags of love the quality is beautiful second to none. Thank you Contrado for this service.
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • Amazing quality and value Excellent value for money as I ordered off cuts alongside my order which only cost me the delivery charge and it was more than worth it! A great selection of fabrics in generous quantities!
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • Very Satisfied Received 5 x bags of cloth offcuts. Everything worked like clockwork - the bags were exactly what I needed. A+++ Thanks!
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by

Frequently asked questions:

What can I expect to find in my bag of remnants?

These scraps come from the fabric rolls in our warehouse. Some are offcuts from other orders, some are end of the line rolls, and some just (pardon the pun) didn't make the cut. When you open your bag, you can expect to find a wide range of offcuts, including woven, knitted, organic, natural, man made and so many more.

What will the fabric scraps look like?

Every bag of upholstery fabric remnants contains 5kg of textile scraps. These scraps are mainly white or cream, but there is usually a dash of colour or print thrown into the mix too. This is somewhat of a mystery bag, as the free fabric scraps UK made you receive can be anything from cotton and silk to tulle and chiffon.

Are these fabric offcuts free?

Yes they are! If you want to purchase a bag of upholstery fabric offcuts from Contrado, it is totally free to do so. A 5kg bag of offcuts for free is a brilliant deal. The only small charge comes if you want to have your bag delivered to you. This will be a standard postage cost. However, you can also come to Contrado HQ and pick up your bag for no charge at all.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

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.

Shipping methods

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.

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.

Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation.

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    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.

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    Maximum dimensions

    There is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 5m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 10m or x 4 for 20m for e.g.) and then your orders can be as long as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-6% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges, or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.