Here is the tutorial to make the Fabric Boat Wall Art I made for "Mister's" nursery. Posted here...
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
Sewing pins (optional - I used these in place of nails to secure the boat to the wall)
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.
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.
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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