amazing new Fabric!
Cork fabric utilizes the natural beauty and warmth of cork while allowing for the richness and durability of leather.
Cork fabric is called nature’s leather, as it has a similar texture and feel to leather.
Being durable and strong, it can be used in accessories and bags, just like leather.
Apart from being beautiful and soft, the fabric is hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and waterproof.
Therefore, it is clean and easy to maintain.
The cork oak tree is native to the coastal areas of Portugal, Spain and France, and is the national tree of Portugal.
These extraordinary trees thrive for centuries, when their bark is harvested at regular intervals.
The oak tree is unique for this reason, as it is the only tree that survives even after the bark is stripped from it.
Does harvesting cork, destroy the tree?
No! Quite the contrary. In fact, removing the bark once in a decade allows the tree to thrive for two hundred years or more.
From Portugal - Quality Cork
Most of our cork is arriving via Eversewn/ Bernina / Benatex Company -- We do not buy or stock Cork from China
We will only carry from highly recognized suppliers.
Natural cork fabric, perfect for sewing on a home sewing machine! Great for bags and wallets.
The real cork is backed with a thin layer of fabric.
Cork fabric, or cork leather as it is sometimes called, is a high quality fabric produced from thin cork shavings obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree.
Much of the production is hand crafted.
The innovative characteristics of cork fabric are unique and original.
Soft to the touch and pleasant to the view
Environmentally friendly and ecologically correct
Easily cleaned and long lasting
Durable as leather, versatile as fabric
Waterproof and stain resistant
Dust, dirt, and grease repellent
From Samantha's Blog
I recently started sewing with cork, and I found it to be quite addictive, so I wanted to share with you a few projects and tips if you're interested in trying it out!
While the cork has extra body and firmness, I like it with the same foam interfacing that I would use when making a structured bag
I was able to sew the cork with my regular sewing machine foot, but when it started getting warmer, the sewing was made easier with use of a Teflon foot (which I use when sewing with vinyl).
regular 90/14 needle - great with either 40wt or 50wt thread (increase stitch length to at least 3mm for top-stitching).