Using Batik Fabric Scraps to make Custom Batik Fabric Pieces
What can you make with Batik Fabric Scraps?
Cover foam board with cotton batting and a neutral fabric and then add your custom Batik Fabric Scraps piece to create your own custom artwork.
Use the scraps for appliqué and/or embellishment on another project.
Make your own Batik fabric piece like in the picture above and attach this custom fabric piece to a matte backing and frame it! You could make several custom fabric pieces and put them all together to make a unique picture.
How to make your own Fabric Square
Batik Fabric-I was real fortunate and found some batik fabric pieces at a garage sale and that it what I used for this project.
If you don’t have Batik Fabric Scraps, you can have fun choosing Cotton Batik Fabric in the colors you want. These multi-color batik fabrics would look real pretty for this project. Click on any one of these pictures for more details OR to search among the many batik fabrics available. (Just make sure you use COTTON BATIK)
Cutting the fabric pieces
See how to ‘make your own Custom Batik Fabric Pieces’ by using Batik Fabric Scraps. I like using batik fabric because the fabric designs are two-sided, there is no right or wrong side of the fabric.
Use your rotary blade to cut thru the cotton fabric scraps to make a bunch of tiny pieces of fabrics. This is hard to do if you haven’t ever run a rotary blade thru fabric just for the heck of it; this can be a fun thing! Watch the video below 🙂
( Fabric pieces all cut up and in a pile)
Securing Fabric Pieces in the Embroidery Stabilizer
Put a piece of wash away embroidery stabilizer on a flat surface.
Put all your fabric scraps on top of the wash away stabilizer and evenly spread the scraps out; then add a top layer of stabilizer and pin around the perimeter of the stabilizer and a few places in the middle so fabric scraps don’t shift during stitching. This wash away fabric stabilizer comes on a roll or in pre-cut pieces. I use the roll just so I’m not limited to pre-cut sizes.
Sewing the Fabric Pieces and Stabilizer together
Start sewing thru all the layers. You can do simple parallel line sewing or you can free-motion quilt. Quite a bit of sewing is necessary because all the fabric pieces will be attached by all the stitching you do. (Adjust your machine settings as necessary for thickness and I also used a denim needle Size: 90/14)
Rinse Stabilizer off your Custom Batik Fabric Creation
Put your fabric piece in the water and rinse. This wash away stabilizer is made out of a glue like substance, so it will feel weird when you are rinsing. Just keep rinsing until all the stabilizer is out of your fabric! You will then have an awesome square of fabric you made!
Admiring your Fun Sewing Project
The first couple of times making batik fabric pieces might experimental. You might find out that more fabric pieces need to be used, or more rows of stitching may need to be added. Have fun while experimenting, and don’t be shy about displaying or using your experiments in other projects.
Maybe you have other ideas for Batik Fabric Scraps, share your ideas in the comments section below!
I chose to frame my first experiment. The background behind my Custom Batik Fabric Piece is a sparkly black piece of photo paper. I now have this picture hanging in Amy’s Sewing Studio!
Have fun with this project and Thanks for reading!