Buckram Fabric

Buckram Fabric - Fabriclore

What is Buckram Fabric?

  • The cotton or hemp that is woven into buckram cloth results in a coarse, heavy, and open plain weave fabric.
  • Because the fabric is soaked in starch and other sizing agents before being dried, the cloth had the characteristics of being stiff and coarse. 
  • Buckram is mostly used in the clothing industry to give clothes shape and structure. 
Buckram Fabric


  • Textile historians and experts think that the word came from Bukhara, which is in Uzbekistan and is where the fabric was first made.
  • On the other hand, there are many who think that it originated from the term bokeram, which refers to a common fabric that is made of cotton.
  • The history of the fabric may be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it has evolved into a widespread material in the textile industry.
  • Because it is long-lasting and easy to work with, it quickly became a standard in the clothing and fashion industries, and it still is. 
Buckram Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out

  • Rigidity, durability, and strength
  • Keeps Its Shape
  • Water-Resistant
  • Insect and Mold Repellant


The appearance of the fabric seems like mesh.


After being treated with a sizing agent, it is much stiffer, lasts longer, and is much stronger.


Because it is coated, the fabric is also water-resistant because the coating stops liquids from penetrating the cloth and being trapped inside it. 

Application and Uses


Lining, hats, etc


Book covers

Care Instructions

  • It is prudent to refrain from washing the buckram cloth since, after being exposed to water and soap, it becomes floppy and loses its form.
  • Warm water and careful hand washing are the best ways to get rid of any filth that could be on it. 

Buckram Fabric

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Mabel Mjezu

Mabel Mjezu

Hi I am interested in your buckram fabric. Thank you

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