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Fabric Art Tutorial

Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy Friday everyone!  Ready for a fun and inexpensive tutorial?  This is a fun one!

To Start with…

you need:
1. Fun fabric cut to your liking
2. a background complimentary fabric (or a high quality paper would even work)
3. a frame
4. Cardboard or stiff paper to glue fabric to

The paper was to put on top of the cardboard since my background fabric is white, I didn’t want the brown to show through.

Cut the background fabric larger than the mat and position the fabric image appropriately.

Pin fabric image in place

I did a zig zag stitch around the edge of this bird first, but didn’t like the way it turned out, so I just did a strait stitch on the next one and I liked it much better.  If you don’t have a sewing machine you could use a small bead of fabric glue as well.

Much better.

I just used regular ol’ tacky glue to wrap the fabric around the cardboard with the white paper in between the fabric and cardboard.  Let’s not make things too complicated here peeps…

This is how it looks.  Don’t worry if the edges are a little bumpy, the mat covers it up

The thicker cardboard worked out because it was thick enough to be kept in place when I put the backer board on the frame.

Here it is!  You could use an image like this bird or even cut strips of some of your favorite fabric to make stripes or chevrons, polka dots or even words.

Here it is in my kids room…

Really simple and easy do it yourself project.  I already had these frames and the fabric so the project was free!  I love that!  The frames are from WalMart, for like $10 a piece or something like that, so even still and very fun way to personalize your home.


Wednesday 30th of November 2011

Hi Melanie, I love your fabric art. It really turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


Monday 21st of November 2011

I LOVE how those turned out! they look so good! I'm your newest follower and would Love if you followed me back!


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