Craft IKEA-fabric-web

Published on June 15th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


colouring cloth

update! see valerie’s version of a fabric filled in with colour. do you have a version? send it in and share it too.

the shopping sherpa sent me this all-too-cute zippered pouch made from ikea akseline fabric, which has big leafy motifs in black and white. looking at the fabric now, it just seem all too obvious – as obvious as a kid’s colouring book.

fill in the colours with fabric markers
add beads, if you want further embellishments
sew into pouch

with the pouch turning out so well, the sherpa is using the rest of the fabric for a matching handbag. click for links to the fabric and pouch.

originally posted on 17 Jan 07.

valerie’s version:
“i bought a yard of the pernilla fabric, stretched and stapled it over wooden stretcher bars in my desired sizes and painted my living room colors into it with cheap acrylic paints. that particular fabric was just begging for some color … it looks like a coloring book, with black outlines on a white background!”


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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to colouring cloth

  1. yawningdog says:

    Thank you very much, I might now have the solution to matching a very bright shade of mango that I just painted my breakfast nook.

    I only wonder if I can get the fabric markers in a color to match?

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