How to make your own Grainsack Fabric! It's so easy and SOO much cheaper!

DIY Grainsack Fabric

Hi there, its me again, Sara from Twelve On Main.  I am here today showing you how easy it is to DIY grainsack fabric.  Seriously, as soon as you see this, you will have a “doh” moment.  

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Authentic grainsack fabric is so popular these days.  The only problem is, its pretty hard to come by, and it’s quite expensive.  So, why not make some of your own!

For this project you will need:

  • Canvas painters drop cloth
  • acrylic paint(whatever color you want) I went with black
  • painters tape

Depending on what you want to make, will factor on the size of your drop cloth you need.  I decided on a small table runner. You can use this same method to make pillows as well.  

I laid out my fabric on my table. Find a flat spot that you can do this project.  Now, I would always recommend covering the surface first.  This time I did not.  The reason being I was using such a small amount of paint, like a tiny amount that it was definitely not going to bleed through.

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

The first step is to tape off my grainsack lines.  I decided to do two very thin lines on each side of the fabric.  Grainsack patterns can vary widely, so do not be afraid to create your own pattern.  

Now, I could have been very meticulous and measure each line exactly.  But what fun is that?  The great thing about this type of project is the distressed and imperfect aspect of it!

Starting from the edge of the fabric, I eyeballed where I wanted the first line.  I then ran the tape along the fabric, making sure to secure the fabric to the hard surface so it didn’t wiggle around.  

It was time to add another strip of tape to create the second line.  Then I did the same thing to the other side.  Since I used 1 inch wide tape, I used that as my spacing between the lines, thus eliminating more measuring.

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Take a little bit of  craft paint and put it on a paper plate.  I then applied a tiny amount of paint to my paint brush, I wanted to almost dry brush the black on, leaving it kind of uneven in spots.

You want it to have a faded look.

Once the paint was brushed on, I removed the tape.  

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Viola!  It is done!

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

If I want to, I can use this fabric to make some pillows down the road. But, right now, I love using it on my dining table with a few fall pumpkins I am currently working on.

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Did you know making your own grainsack fabric can be so easy?

Do you love grainsack fabric?  Why not make your own!  DIY grainsack fabric is the way to go.

Thanks so much for letting me spend a little time with you today!

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Sara Syrett

I am a mom of four kids, one German Shepherd named Bruin, and one husband. I have a huge passion for interior design, styling, baking, fashion, DIY projects and re-purposing. You can find me most days working on my home. Whether I am painting, building, or doing a DIY project, I can’t get enough. I decided to start this blog at the request of my husband who is my partner for most of my projects. He definitely doesn’t share the same passion I do, but he loves me enough to put up with it. Starting this blog was one of the best decisions I have made. While it is completely out of my comfort zone, I have learned so much and have made some incredible friendships. I hope you can find something here that speaks to you. So stick around, follow along, and enjoy my crazy life living at Twelve On Main.

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