6 Things to do with fabric

It’s amazing what you can do with a simple piece of fabric. Here are some decor ideas that won’t break the bank.

Here are six creative ways to use fabric offcuts:

1. Drawers

Line the inside of drawers with a pretty fabric and be pleasantly surprised each time you open them.

Fabric headboard

Image: Sally Chance

2. Headboard

If you want the look of an upholstered headboard without the custom price tag, why not make your own? For a step-by-step guide on upholstering a headboard click HERE

3. Lampshade

Lampshades don’t have to be plain. Use patterned fabrics to give them a fresh feel or to match them to the rest of your decor.


Image: Greg Cox

4. Stool

This is one of my favourites – updating an old stool with fabric. For a step-by-step guide on upholstering a chair click HERE

5. Wall art

Wall art

Image: Sally Chance

Blank walls making your home look empty? Nothing a few metres of fabric can’t fix. Simply wrap fabric around a shoe box, a plank or a canvas. You can also paste some inside an old drawer and hang that on the wall – your options are endless.

6. Bookshelf backing

Bookcase backing

Image: Christoph Hoffmann

Add some oomph to your bookcase by covering the backing with left over fabric.