Cork is the bark of the cork-oak tree which grows mainly in Mediterranean regions, such as Portugal. The bark is extracted and the tree renews itself, making cork a natural, recyclable and environmentally friendly product.
This natural cork fabric, or cork leather as it's often called, is perfect for making bags & wallets. It's backed with a thin layer of cotton/poly blend fabric similar to a faux leather. It's thin enough to easily sew on any domestic machine. It's pliable, bendable and easy to cut too! Just like with leather and vinyl recommend clipping instead of pinning. I also like to interface my cork leather for most projects (not wallets) using Decor Bond #809, my preferred choice in interfacing. You can cut it, iron it front & back (Except Unicorn Tears & Gold Fans - DO NOT iron front or you will damage it) and sew it like any other fabric. It's very durable, wears extremely well, and doesn't fray. I use my regular foot, thread and settings with no issues on my Janome 7700.
All cork sold through Sew Many Creations is imported from Portugal.
All cork is shipped folded.
Cork is available in many different colors & prints in 5 different sizes:
9" x 12"
9" x 27"
18" x 27"
9" x 54"
18" x 54"
What can you do with each size?
The 9" x 12" is perfect for an accent piece or making the outside of a Diva, Prima Diva,
Mini Diva or Everly Backpack base.
The 9" x 27" is great for the base of a purse or tote.
18" x 27" is the perfect size for the bottom of a Tourist Tote Bag or All Around Tote. It's also perfect for the handles & accents of Harper Handbag or Abby Sling. The Tabitha and Cailey were also designed around this size as well as the Lucy.
9" x 54" is great for making handles or the base of a larger bag.
An 18" x 54" piece is enough for the base of a Road Trip Bag and the short handles with some leftover.
Pieces are cut individually and custom sizes are not available at this time.
Cork is shipped FOLDED.
Colors vary from computer to computer so to help assist you in deciding, each cork color has a descriptive name. Swatches are not available.
All sales are final. Colors go out of stock from time to time. If you do not see a listing for a color on the page, it's currently out of stock - do not order.
FREE shipping with the US. Orders under $50 will ship via first class mail. All orders of $50+ will ship via Priority mail.
International orders are welcome! Shipping calculated at checkout.
Natural Cork Fabric
Want to expand your cork collection at a discounted price? Join our Cork Club and receive three pieces of cork each month! Save over 15%!
Sign up for 12 months and save an additional 10% off club price!
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(3) 9" x 27" pieces each month - cork will be a variety of colors, metallics and prints.
Colors/prints won't repeat from month to month and stay a surprise until you receive them!
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Price includes first class shipping (available in US only, sorry to our international customers)
Cork Club ships on/around the 15th of each month beginning in September.