Hands up if you have lots of fabric and lace scraps taking up space in your craft room. Yep, I get it… me too!
Okay, now hands up if you’d love to use those scraps to make a beautiful fabric wall hanging to decorate your home or craft space.
Wonderful! Read on to find out how to make a DIY wall hanging just like the one I made on video a few weeks ago.
Beautiful & Easy DIY Wall Hanging Using Fabric Scraps
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Fabric to use as the base of your wall hanging (mine measured 60 cm by 21 cm)
- Wooden macrame pole, driftwood branch or something similar
- Lace and fabric scraps
- A piece of cord, ribbon or something similar
- Sewing machine and light-coloured thread
- (Optional) Additional embellishments such as sequins, buttons, fabric flowers, etc
Step 1: Prepare your base fabric
Using your wooden pole or piece of driftwood to guide your measurements, cut a piece of fabric to use as the base of your wall hanging.
Note that while you’ll be covering the front of this fabric with lace and fabric scraps, you may see some of the fabric through the lace as well as the back of it.
I chose a beautiful cream and gold upholstery fabric for mine (measuring 60 cm by 21 cm).
Step 2: Create your wall hanging design
Fold your base fabric in half over your pole so that you can see how your design’s going to look as you make it.
Now comes the fun part: creating your very own unique wall hanging design!
Piece by piece, lay your fabric and lace scraps over the front of your base fabric to create your design.
You may want to overlap some pieces for extra texture and lay your scraps both horizontally and vertically.
Continue laying your fabrics down until you’re happy with how it looks and pin them all into place.
Step 3: It’s time to start sewing!
Take your fabric to your sewing machine (obviously minus the pole).
Using a light-coloured thread so that it blends in, sew rows of straight lines across your fabric scraps to securely attach them to the front of your base fabric.
Take care to only sew your scraps onto the front of your fabric and not all the way through it.
Alternatively, if you’re more skilled than I am with a sewing machine, you might prefer to sew a more intricate quilting design across your scraps rather than just straight lines.
Step 4: Sew on extra embellishments (optional)
Once you’ve sewn your chosen fabric and lace scraps onto your base fabric, you might want to add further embellishments like buttons, fabric flowers, sequins and more.
Sew or glue them into place to finish your design.
I used a couple of lace flowers, a fabric leaf and two pearl shank buttons in my design.
Please note I sewed the flowers and leaf onto my wall hanging using my sewing machine while I hand-stitched the buttons on afterwards.
Step 5: Finish sewing your art piece
Once your design is finished, it’s time to complete the rest of your sewing.
You’ll need to create a “tunnel” at the top of your wall hanging to slide the pole through ready for hanging.
So, start by folding your fabric in half and sew a line of stitching at the top and all the way through the fabric to create your “tunnel”.
Please note you’ll need to use your pole as a guide as to where you should start sewing and leave a bit of extra space (roughly half a centimetre) to make it easier for your pole to slide into place.
Once you’ve sewn the tunnel, sew the remaining three sides of your wall hanging together.
At this stage, you might also need to trim off any excess fabric along the sides and bottom of your wall hanging.
Step 6: Display your wall hanging and admire your handiwork
Once you’ve finished sewing your wall hanging, slide your pole into place.
Next, using cord, ribbon, rope or similar, make a hanging “loop” and attach this to your pole or piece of driftwood.
I used a piece of macrame cord and this video tutorial to get the knots right. Apparently, most people use a ‘Constrictor Knot’.
Now display your wall hanging and admire your beautiful handiwork!
DIY Fabric Scraps Wall Hanging [Video Tutorial]
If you prefer video tutorials, you can see exactly how I made my DIY fabric wall hanging in this video:
I hope you love your new DIY wall hanging! Fingers crossed you also used up plenty of fabric and lace scraps in the process (rather than just making a load more LOL).
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