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Beatrix Potter Fabric

Updated on September 27, 2014
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Beatrix Potter Fabric for a Beatrix Potter Themed Décor

Use Beatrix Potter fabric to craft your own whimsical décor. Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr Gentleman Fox, Mrs Tittlemouse are just a few of the cast of Beatrix Potter characters. If you are looking for a new theme for a kid's bedroom, Beatrix Potter's illustrations provides plenty of inspiration. It isn't easy to find specific bedroom items featuring Beatrix Potter characters so you may find yourself being very creative on your own. This page shows you where to buy cute Beatrix Potter fabric to decorate your new room and there are lots of suggestions and videos for you too.


Deciding Which Beatrix Potter Fabric To Buy

Before buying anything, be it Beatrix Potter fabric, wallpaper or decorative items, you will need to firm your ideas. Start by watching the slide show here and decide if you want to concentrate on one particular character or if you want to feature several. You might decide a little boy would prefer Peter Rabbit or Mr Gentleman Fox while a girl might like Jemina Puddle Duck. Personally I love them all.

Book: How to Create Your Own Peter Rabbit Nursery - Not limited to using a nice Beatrix Potter fabric, a themed room includes a variety of projects and craft id

Create Your Own Peter Rabbit Nursery
Create Your Own Peter Rabbit Nursery

This book shows you how to create a wonderful bedroom or nursery. Children love Beatrix Potter and in this book you will find great ideas to make the perfect space. Included are projects on decoupage, stencils and mobiles with step-by-step guides.

 

Decorating Suggestions for a Beatrix Potter Room

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1- The Walls

The Walls: once you have settled on your theme you will need to decide how the walls are going to look. Your local hardware or DIY store will probably yield you several different types of wallpaper featuring these charismatic characters.

Covering all the wall with paper full of them would be overwhelming so think of papering only 1 wall and painting the others in a pastel shades matching your wallpaper.

Or think of just adding a border around the top of plain walls.

You can also buy wall decals or Peter Rabbit stencils to scatter the characters around. Don't place them any higher than dado height for best effect.

Peter Rabbit Afghan Counted Cross Stitch Kit

2- The Bed

The Bed - this may well be your main focus. Children love to cuddle up with their favorite characters. Here is your chance to get creative by buying fabric and making up your own duvet covers and pillow covers. The videos below show you how and you can always scatter some throw pillows on it too.

You might also consider making a quilt - there are some delightful examples of fabric shown below and yet another how to video on getting started on quilting.



3- The Windows

The Windows: Once again, time to get the sewing machine out. Once you have your nice Beatrix Potter fabric and your sewing machine, curtains are easy to make.

Something that is also effective and can be made up are Roman Blinds ( an how to make Roman Blinds video is shown below ). They look quite elegant and in fact are really easy to make. Everyone will be impressed by your skill. All you need is your Beatrix Potter fabric to the right width and length, sunblock curtain lining (if you want to line your curtains), brass rings, nylon cord, piece of wood, metal bar, Staple gun, screwdriver, eyelet screws, regular screws, needle and white thread.

4- Accents

Accents: Accents can often make a room, bring the theme together. They don't have to cost a lot of money. For example you could take a plain lamp-shade and stencil some characters on it for next to nothing.

Pick up oddments of fabric and make cushions and throws.

Decorate with soft toys.

How to Make a Roman Blind - DIY video

Cute Beatrix Potter Fabric

These 100% cotton fabric have an allover design featuring your favorite characters. Come in 45 inch widths.

How to make a curtain - video

How to make your own drapes and duvet covers - DIY projects

Accent Fabric for Sewing and Craft Projects - Beatrix Potter theme

Just a few of the large selection of Beatrix Potter fabric:

Getting Started on Quilting - Crafting video

How to make a cushion or pillow - How To video

Beatrix Potter Fabric for Cushions - Tapestry fabric

Cushion - Tapestry Fabric, French, Elegant & Fine - (Artist, Beatrix Potter) - Miss Dormouse
Cushion - Tapestry Fabric, French, Elegant & Fine - (Artist, Beatrix Potter) - Miss Dormouse

This is one of the many Beatrix Potter ready-made cushion's covers that are available for a Beatrix Potter themed room. These colorful fabrics are made from a cotton and viscose blend and measures 14" x 14". Fully lined and with a zip fastener for easy changing.

 

About Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) is a much loved English writer, illustrator and diarist. She was born into a wealthy family and as such received a broad education by private governesses. Among her many areas of interest and knowledge natural history was prominent and she became one of the first women dedicated to land conservation. Much of what is now the Lake District National Park in England started as property owned by her, when she died she left most of it to the National Trust.

As an enthusiastic diarist she kept a diary which detailed not only her day to day life but her opinions on current events and society at the time period. She was a keen observer and documented her observations in sketch books.

She was deeply influenced by the natural world and started drawing and painting her pets from an early age. Throughout her life she was fascinated and influenced by folk and fairy tales. Although the multi-talented lady published scientific papers with illustrations she is best known for her children books and drawings including The Tale of Peter Rabbit which she published in 1902.

In Need Of Ideas?

Beatrix Potter Toys and Designs Book
Beatrix Potter Toys and Designs Book

Beatrix Potter sewing, needlepoint and knitting project. Also projects to make your own Beatrix Potter toys.

 

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Beatrix Pottery Peter Rabbit Door Curtain

This attractive door curtain could add just the right finishing touch to your room. Peter Rabbit will welcome you into the room.

Beatrix Potter Collectibles

Beatrix Potter Collectibles
Selection os beautiful Beatrix Potter Collectibles: figurines, coins, stamps, books and much more.

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Beatrix Potter fabric would be beautiful in a young baby or child's room. It would also make a beautiful cover for a keepsake album. It is such a magical theme.

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