Thursday, October 23, 2014

Giraffe Print Fabric

Giraffe print fabric can vary in both the type of fabric and the specific coloration and shape of the spots.  Many people aren’t aware of this, but there are over 20 distinct species of giraffe, each with it’s own pattern and coloration, and most of them are represented in some form of fabric or another.  You can also find many color variations you’d never see in nature.

Giraffe print fabrics are purchased by the yard, just like any other fabric.  And, just like most other fabrics, this great pattern can be found in many different types of fabric.  For example, if you’re looking for something to make a giraffe print blanket out of, you can find this pattern in a nice chenille fabric.  
Cuddle plush is a great fabric for stuffed animals and anything for your baby because it is very soft.  Giraffe print cuddle plush comes in many colors, to include pink, baby blue, light green, and of course natural giraffe.  You can also find a light satin fabric in giraffe print typically used for curtains.

As far as colors and patterns go, you can find so many different types that you might have trouble figuring out where to start.  Do you want large blocky spots?  Or smaller spots with jagged edges?  Your pattern choice is going to depend largely on how you use this fabric.  This is true of the colors as well.  You can get, as mentioned above, baby blue, light green, light pink and even combinations of those colors.  Those are great for kids items.  You can also find an infinite amount of variations on the brown in the spots, and fill color.  The spots can range from a deep brown (sometimes even black) to orange, while the fill color ranges from white to dark tan.  Of course, for a real wild look, they make giraffe fabric in florescent colors as well; hot pink, lime green, you name it.  The only color combination you might want to avoid is large black spots on a white background.  As you might imagine, this looks more like a cow than a giraffe.  Not that there’s anything wrong with cows, but that might now exactly be the look you’re going for.

Giraffe print fabric comes in so many colors and types that we can’t possibly cover them all here; linen, leather, lace, whatever.  If you can imagine it in a giraffe print, you can probably find the fabric for it and make it.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

leah arrington July 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I am wondering is this giraffe fabric suitable for upholstery? – wide premier prints. how durable is it?


Jenny July 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Depends on how much wear-and-tear the furniture is going to go through. For a piece of furniture that gets low to average use, sure, they’ll work just fine. If you have kids and/or pets, and plan to upholster the family couch, I’d go with something a little more durable.


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