Patchwork fabric is easy to make. Decorate your home, make clothing accessories and more with your new creation.
The definition of patchwork fabric is easy. Scraps of fabric are sewn together to create a large piece of fabric. The seams are usually ¼” wide and pressed open. Cotton fabrics are traditionally used, but any fabric will do. Remember to use the same fabric throughout your project. You can cut your scraps into practically any shape. When the whole fabric is cut, interesting patterns and colors emerge.
Colors To Use In Your Patchwork
Any color can be used to create your fabric. Create a green fabric using scraps with green flowers, backgrounds, stripes, plaids, solid greens and so forth. You can make a rainbow fabric as well.
Lay your scrap pieces on a table next to each other. Do not be afraid to place flowers next to stripes or plaids; You’ll be surprised at how great the results will be. You can cut your fabric as a single layer or quilt it with the tic, or stuffing, of your choice and then use it.
Five Things To Make With Patchwork Fabric
A patchwork Teddy Bear is a great toy for any child; it can also be used as a room decoration. Use fabrics to create patchwork bears for any holiday season such as a Santa Bear, Easter Bear, Fourth of July Bear and more.
Runners, placemats, curtain valances and more look spectacular when used to accent a room. Surround the items with solid colors or use the patchwork to create border fabric for solid colors. Mix and match for each season or holiday.
Make belts, vests, skirts, hats and more using homemade patchwork fabrics. Trimmed with solid colors or used as trim, they can liven up or extend your wardrobe. Make a coat liner with your new quilted fabric. Use fleece fabric for your patchwork pieces; make the liner removable to change your coat from one season into a three-season coat.
Create unique handbags, purses, backpacks and other items with patchwork that complements every outfit in your closet and save a fortune. For outdoor gear, use waterproof fabrics and outdoor fabrics you find on sale, in clearance bins and at flea markets.
Make stuffed holiday ornaments unmatched by any found in big box stores. You can match or create your own holiday décor. Trace coloring book shapes and characters and cut out two pieces. Sew them together and leave a small opening for stuffing. After stuffing with batting, sew the opening and attach a binding to the seam. Create a loop from the binding material to hang the ornament from the tree. Adorn the ornament with beads, sequins or other decorations.
You can make a wide variety of items using your new fabrics from curtains, pillows, quilts and much more. Save money and create your own style.
Source: The author of this article has over 40 years of experience in diverse subjects and skills such as DIY, home improvement and repair, crafting, designing, and building furniture, outdoor projects, RV’ing and more.