Batik fabrics have an extravagant aura that adds luxury to any craft project. Batiks are usually seen in quilting and garment making, and they’re famous for their elaborate dye process and detailed patterns. In addition, their stiffer structure and high thread count allow for use in applique techniques.
But batik fabrics serve a greater purpose! Here are three unusual batik fabric crafts to spruce up your home that you’ll want to try soon!
Batik Fabric Shower Curtain
You can introduce a bit of vibrant flair to your bathroom by installing a homemade batik fabric shower curtain. If it isn’t the correct width, attach multiple fabric pieces. Batik fabrics are famous for their unique look and design, so don’t worry if you can’t match up the patterns perfectly.
Sew and iron your fabric together. Remember that the curtain will experience several tugs and pulls throughout the day, so you'll need a durable stitch to keep the pieces from ripping apart. Create slits at the top with a pair of scissors and attach your grommets.
DIY Batik Fabric Wall Art
Wall art is a perfect accent to transform your home! Start by measuring out the size of your desired frame on the wall. Then, cut 1x2 pieces of wood to the determined length and create your structure using wood glue. Afterward, cut your fabric to the desired size and attach it to the frame using a staple gun. You can staple any excess material to the back of the structure or trim it off using an X-Acto knife.
Batik Fabric Accent Wall
Batik fabric is also useful in its true form! It can be used for unique craft projects where you don’t even need to use thread and needles. For instance, you can cover the back wall of a closet or a playroom with the fabric to introduce a lovely pop of color that transforms the space.
Base the amount of fabric that you'll need on the size of the wall you're covering—however, remember to have plenty of extra material on hand. Start by placing the fabric taut against the wall and use a staple gun to attach it along the perimeter.
Afterward, use an X-Acto knife to trim excess fabric. Then, apply fabric glue along the border and attach a plain pre-cut ribbon to finish the project.
These unusual batik fabric crafts spruce up your home in a unique way by adding personality and interest to the traditional décor aesthetic. It's a unique material with a meaningful origin that can transform any mundane piece of furniture into something fabulous and eye-catching.
When shopping for all your crafting essentials, consider Lindley General Store your prime location! We supply batik fabric in Canada for those interested in elevating their crafting methods! Please don't hesitate to reach out for any questions or inquiries.