Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fabric Boat Wall Art Tutorial




Here is the tutorial to make the Fabric Boat Wall Art I made for "Mister's" nursery. Posted here...




Supplies
Large T-shirt - I used one with only 1 side seam that way I didn't have a seam running up the middle of my boat
2 Pillowcases
Scissors
Craft/Fabric Glue
Sewing pins (optional - I used these in place of nails to secure the boat to the wall)


T-shirt section:
Cut your t-shirt as seen here (cut along the red dotted lines). Essentially, you are cutting off the top from the underarms up. You will be working with the bottom part of the shirt.


Unfold the rectangle shaped material and make 2 arched cuts to make the bottom of the boat as seen below (along the red dotted lines) OR keep the rectangle material folded and only make one arched cut (cutting through the layered fabric) for a symmetrical shape. Essentially, you are trying to make a somewhat half circle shape.

Lay out flat your half circle shaped fabric and apply a thin line of glue all along the cut edge. Fold in (about a half inch or so) to create a finished seam.
Allow to dry.



Pillowcase section:
Fold your pillowcase as seen below (fold along red dotted line):

The top right corner of the pillowcase will stick out after being folded. Tuck under until no longer visible.
Glue fabric in place.
Repeat with other pillowcase MAKING SURE TO FOLD IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION SO YOU HAVE MIRROR IMAGE SAILS!
Allow both "sails" to dry before moving.

Hang on wall once all pieces are dry. I used sewing pins as nails. They are strong enough to hold the fabric in place, yet small enough that you don't notice them.

Your DONE!

I LOVE this project because I was able to fill a LARGE wall space with something I made from materials lying around the house. I have already been dreaming up other fabric creations I could make for "Mister's" future Big Boy room. The possibilities are endless!

Until next time...

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6 comments:

  1. So cute, I never would have thought of that!

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  4. I love this! I featured it on my blog today. Thanks!

    Lois

    www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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