FAQ - Cork Fabric


What makes cork fabric so amazing?

  • Please visit our About Cork section and find out!

Do I need an industrial sewing machine to sew cork fabric?

  • No, it sews wonderfully on any standard sewing machine.  

What else do I need to know about sewing with cork?

  • We suggest using a fresh, sharp needle with each new project, and we personally use an 80/12 or 90/14 Microtex needle.  
  • Teflon feet are often recommended but you can use a standard or rolling foot. Play around with it and see what suits you and your machine best. If you are sewing through several layers you may need to make adjustments accordingly.
  • Wonder clips. Wonder clips. Wonder clips. You will NOT want to pin your gorgeous cork fabric (and it would be difficult trying to)!
  • A longer 4-5 stitch length works well for most projects.

Can I embroider my cork fabric?

  • Absolutely, and it's just so beautiful!! You can see a few examples over on our Instagram.

How do I clean my cork fabric?

  • While cork can be dry cleaned, we do NOT recommend throwing it in you washing machine.
  • Cork fabric can be wiped down with a clean gentle cloth, a little liquid soap, and water.

Can I iron my cork fabric?

  • Cork fabric can crease which is why we send it to you rolled, sealed, and protected. Ironing is NOT recommended, and finger pressing will work great for most sewing projects.  
  • It's best to avoid heat of the iron needed with fusible interfacing, so sew-in stabilizers are great for more structured projects. 
Can I arrange a custom order for a large project?
  • Yes, please contact us if you need larger dimensions of cork fabric, or continuous cuts of a certain design. We will be happy to fulfill your needs, however there may be additional charges for irregular packages, etc.
  • If you are a designer and need to special order large quantities of cork fabric, contact Fabric Funhouse through the Contact Page. Please note that it may take 6-8 weeks to receive these special orders.
What sizes do you offer?
  • Please see the reference chart below