All about the Olyfun *

Welcome to the wonderful world of  oly*fun one of the newest products from Fairfield Processing.



Introducing Oly*Fun – “The everything material”

This is one of the easiest, most versatile materials you will ever find. You can sew it, glue it, staple it, pin it or tie it
You can write on it, paint it, embellish it, stamp it or stencil it
You can scissor, rotary, or die cut it
You can use it as fabric or use it as paper
You can use it indoors and outdoors
The only thing it won’t do is fray, tear, or fade so don’t bother hemming it.

Use both the front and back – no white core or back side

A good value solution for holiday and event decorating, costumes, kids projects and activities


Easy sew, no hemming required

Ideal for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses

Project and Content Creation Ideas:

Works inside and out and is very economical, so it’s a great alternative for PARTY CRAFTING – and can be used instead of paper or tissue for many projects. It’s more durable than papers – wont crease, wrinkle or tear quickly in wind or from hyper kids – and it won’t disintegrate when in contact with water.

CREATIVE GIFT WRAPPING – To sew or not to sew – that is your question – use basic folding and wrapping techniques or more complicated origami to create beautiful, unique and durable gift wrapping. Vibrant colors can be used as is, or can be stamped, stenciled, or painted on with a variety of materials. If you can make it in Felt, you can make it in Oly*Fun – but it will be more weather and water resistant with a more tailored look and feel.
Easy to die cut for Bulletin Board art, school projects, and all sorts of teacher / student projects.

Easy to sew – this is a great material for beginner sewing – there is no grain, no selvedge, no sizing, no fraying…. Just so easy.
Essentially all school spirit color combinations are included in the 18 color palette of Oly*Fun – make spirit pom-poms, spirit cuff bracelets, bleacher cushions, ponchos, etc for your students and community. Can make a great fundraiser – easy to make by kids and families – reasonable cost and lots of value when sold before a big game!

What exactly IS oly*fun? oly*fun is a specially engineered material that features some of the best things about fabrics AND papers.

How do I sew it? Very easily! There is no grain to oly*fun, so you can cut it any which way you want. There is no need to pre-wash, as there is no sizing or shrinkage. Use a simple stitch to attach pieces together, and hem only if you want. oly*fun will not fray.

Do I need to pre-wash it? There is no sizing in oly*fun, so there is no need to prewash.

When it needs cleaning, how should I wash it? It’s best to wash on gentle cycle and air dry.

Can I iron it? Yes, but carefully. Use only a cool or low iron with a pressing cloth.

Can I use it outside? Absolutely! oly*fun is weather resistant –so water rolls right off.

Can I glue it? Yes! oly*fun glues best with Fabric Glue such as FabricTac or Aleene’s Tacky Glue. A hot Glue gun works great too. It’s best to test the glues before kicking off a big project.

Can I diecut it? Yes! oly-*fun runs through any pressure style diecutters like Sizzix, or Accu-cut. It will work with a digital diecutter if a stabilizer is used.

What other ways can I cut it? Use scissors, rotary cutters or paper cutters with a rotary style blade. It’s best to test before kicking off a big project.

Is it flammable? No. oly*fun is not flammable, it will melt if exposed to flame.

How is oly*fun sold? oly*fun is sold on bolts and in quick grab and go packages. The bolted material is 60 inches wide and can be cut to whatever length you like. The grab and go package is 20 inches wide and includes 3 yards of material.

How many colors does it come in? oly*fun comes in a rainbow of 18 vibrant solid colors. The colors can be mixed and matched to create projects for any holiday or season, and almost any sports team or school!

olyfun oly*fun Oly-fun on a bolt rainbow

The Olyfun is now available by bolt at

You can also find it at various other brick and mortar outlets and online in our Grab and Go packaging.
Grab and GO , Grab N Go Olyfun




53 thoughts on “All about the Olyfun *”

  1. DAvid Crompton says:

    I need 4 bolts Brick red and 4 bolts white Oly Fun fabric by oct 10 and cannot find stock anywhere for immediate delivery, can you help?

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      You can order from our website or try Joann Fabric online, Walmart online, Hobby Lobby online.

  2. Lanny says:

    Is it food safe? I want to line my shelves on kitchen with it so I wonder if it safe to use near food, plates etc

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Lanny, The material is used to make reusable grocery bags to carry items home from the store. It would be considered safe to use but not to directly serve food from. We would love to see how your shelves turn out. It sounds like a great idea.

  3. Cindy says:

    Can I use fusible webbing to adhere fabric to it?

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Our recommendation is no. If you decide to, you have to be extremely careful. Olyfun will melt. You can glue stick baste it to your project.

  4. Can this be used to embroider on??

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Absolutely. It is great forcounted cross stitch too.

  5. Linda Lilly says:

    can I dry clean it?

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      You can wash with soap and water. We do not recommend dry-cleaning.

  6. Can I use as a small quilt backing?

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      You could use it as a quilt backing- but we would not recommend it. It is not soft and cuddly.

  7. Sher says:

    I purchased metallic olyfun to use as a table runner. How do I get the folds to lie flat from being on the fabric bolt.

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      You can place a book on the fold over night.

  8. beth says:

    can you machine embroidery on this? what kind of stabilizer would you recommend

    1. Robin Dann says:

      You can machine embroider on Olyfun. As Oly*fun is a non woven material made from plastics, you should not need a stabilizer. You can double the sheets if you feel that it is too thin for your liking.

  9. Debs Pouliot says:

    I was hoping you offered a mixed colours pack but I don’t see it. I’d prefer not to order them all separately for my little “test” project. Please advise. Thanks! Btw, Mark Montano recommended you via his amazing YouTube DIY channel.

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Where are you located? We have variety packs in some stores. Depending on the size you need you could try this Size 12 in x 18 in and 48 sheets.

    2. Robin Dann says:

      Hi Debs, we do offer Multi color packs check out our 48 Piece Variety Class Pack.
      Please be sure to share photos of your projects with us on social media!

      Your friends at Fairfield.

  10. Angel says:

    Can you apply heat transfer vinyl to it?

    If not, will standard vinyl (ie: Oracle 651 or 631) adhere to it?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Oly*fun non-woven material is made out of a plastic based material, that does not stand up well to a HOT iron.
      We recommend using spray adhesive, or a fabric glue for the best adhesion.

  11. Dee says:

    I read on the JoAnn web site that it can be used to insulate. Is this accurate? Single layer, double layer?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Oly*fun is not meant to be used for insulation. For insulation, we recommend Solorize

    1. Robin Dann says:

      thanks so much for sharing this. Love the costume and the bag. Happy Halloween!

    1. Megan Driscoll says:

      Thank you so much for sharing, what a fun way to use Oly-Fun!

  12. Maria says:

    How would you print a picture on it? Is a special printer required?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      As Oly*fun is made from polypropylene we can not guarantee that the heat from a laser printer would not melt the material.
      Therefore we do not suggest printing on it.

      you could try a photo transfer technique using modge podge.

  13. Chasity Alexis says:

    I would like to make curtains with the Gold Metallic, would you suggest?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Unfortunately, Oly*fun is best suited for temporary decorating and crafts. We would not recommend it for using for curtains.

  14. Rosemarie Simpson says:

    I am planning to paint a large mural on white Oly*fun. Do I need to prepare the fabric with gesso or stiffen it with glue before I start painting?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Many of our designers paint directly onto Oly*fun with no additional preparation. If you are seeking the look of canvas, then perhaps a gesso coating would be in order. Our best suggestion is to do a trial on a small piece to see if you get your desired paint coverage without additional treatment to the material.

      Please be sure to share your finished mural with us! We love to see how people are using our products.

  15. Jolyn says:

    I am looking to do some work with monster mud (paper mache with drywall and paint, rather than glue). They typically use burlap or canvas, but with this stuff being so light weight and versatile, I thought of this immediately! Do you think it could stiffen and harden with a paper mache-esque mixture, or do you think it would be too prone to cracking? Thank you!

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Hi Jolyn,
      We have never tested Oly*fun for use with paper maché. I would suggest you do a test on a small piece. Please keep in mind that Oly*fun is a non-woven Material made from Polypropelene (plastic) so although it may not crack, it may not offer the water absorption you need with paper mache. If you do move forward with the project please send a photo of the finished piece.

  16. Megan says:

    What are your thoughts about using red Oly*fun in the garden as tomato and pepper mulch? I know, odd question, but the polypropylene plastic sold just rips, and this stuff is so sturdy. Polypropylene landscape fabric is common, but not in red.

    1. Tricia Santamaria says:

      Oly-Fun will not work very well for that application as it will disintegrate when left exposed to the elements.

  17. petra schaefer says:

    can I use oly fun as a cutaway stabilizer in maschine embroidery ?

    1. Tricia Santamaria says:

      I think the Oly-Fun might be a little too thick for that application.

  18. Trinette says:

    I want to put on my wall, what staple gun do you recommend

    1. Robin Dann says:

      We do not have one staple gun or tool that we endorse or recommend for working with Oly*fun. Prety much any standard staplegun will work.
      If hanging Oly*fun on your wall, please be sure that it does not have direct sun exposure as exposure to intense sunlight will cause the nonwoven material to degrade over time.

  19. Stephanie says:

    Can this fabric be used to reupholster a chair?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Oly*fun would be perfect for covering the unsightly underside of a reupholstered piece, but should not be used as the main upholstery fabric.

  20. Donna says:

    Can this be purchased anywhere in the UK?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      we do not sell or ship to the UK, but you may be able to find this product through Amazon or through

  21. Christopher Copen says:

    I’m looking to make solid color backdrops for a film. Will Oly*Fun become transparent under lights?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Oly*fun does have a slight texture to it, so light may filter through the thinner area of the texture.

  22. Georgieann says:

    I’m making a three sided long bedskirt for a dorm room bed and hope to use the white Oly Fun yardage I purchased as the deck material between the mattress and bed frame. Looks like the same type of material Ive seen used before …will it work for this project?

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Absolutely! Oly-fun is strong and sturdy for this type of use. Seeing that it is for a dorm room you may even choose to add storage pockets for books, glasses, tissues etc, to the bedskirt for some added and convenient storage.

  23. Crystal says:

    Can I use Oly fun for a garment bag?

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