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Roundup: 14 DIY Textile Ideas for Your Next Craft Project

by on May 15, 2014

After yesterday’s post from Faith, Tips For Adding Textiles To Your Home, it seemed appropriate to put together a list of DIY ways to embellish textiles. Whether you’re tackling a sewing project, upholstery DIY, or some other project that involves fabric, this roundup of DIY textiles is a good place to start for inspiration.   

Customize any fabric project with these 14 DIY ideas, from sharpies and rubbing alcohol to monoprinting and stenciling. You’re bound to find something that you like. 

A person flags out a blue and white fabric in the air.Free People

1. Shibori dyeing with indigo

" Colorful geometric textiles with Sharpies"Faith Towers

2. Colorful geometric textiles with Sharpies

A person works on a craft with orange and yellow paint.MIggy for Design Mom

3. DIY monoprint fabric

A paintbrush with blue paint has been used on white paper.Pepermint

4. Stamped fabric with potatoes

A person is painting a picture next to a mug, glass & cloths.Everyday Occasions

5. Hand painted linens

"Modern cloth with floral colourful design."Romain Laurent

6. Marbled fabric DIY

A white table has black paint in cursive written on it.Creature Comforts

7. Hand painted phrases on fabric

Different crafts are sitting on a yellow striped table.Design Sponge

8. Screen printed fabric DIY

A person is writing large words on a piece of fabric.Wit & Whistle

9. Stenciled fabric DIY

A step-by-step guide to painting green leaves on a  piece of paper.Lu Loves Handmade

10. Painted leaves printed fabric and other techniques

"Designer wall designed with stickers."Michael Ann

11. DIY stamp and fabric stamping technique

Pink stuff is filling a pot.Knitter Pat

12. Natural dyeing technique with bougainvillea

A white piece of posterboard has blue tape art on it.How About Orange

13. Making fabric prints with tape

An orange cloth hangs next to a blue cloth.A Beautiful Mess

14. Wax resist DIY idea

Know of any other DIY ways to alter textiles? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Screen printing using freezer paper is so much easier than the technique shown above!