Wall Hanging Tutorial
Wall Hanging Tutorial
We have company coming in a couple of weeks and so between housework, church activities & blogging I have been trying to get the house decorated for fall so today I am finally tackling a fall wall hanging I bought at Hobby Lobby over a month ago! So let’s get started with the Wall Hanging Tutorial!
You can’t always find these DIY Wall Hangings in fabric store, so when I was this one I couldn’t resist! Hobby Lobby usually carries these for the seasons. And one thing I discovered was on the instructions it said you needed 1 yard of backing fabric, but as you will see in the instructions they tell you to cut out the panel, well the panel is larger then 1 yard so I am instructing you to buy 1 1/4 yard, plus the 1 yard doesn’t give allowance for any other outside trim (like print) on the backing fabric.
- 1 Wall Hanging Panel
- 1 14 yard 100% Cotton fabric for backing
- 27″ X 40″ piece of Hi Loft Batting
- 1/4 yard of Fusible Fleece (I bought 1 1/2 yards)
- Craft Glue
- Cut out wall hanging panel pieces along cut line.
- 2. Use the cut wall hanging panel to cut a matching piece of the backing fabric and batting. Note: I did not use batting I just bought enough of the fusible fleece and used that, all to your liking.
3. Pin wall hanging panel to the backing fabric together, begin by pinning all corners and then pinning in the cent of each side. Adjust the fabrics to match raw edges.
4. Layer the batting underneath the wall hanging/backing fabrics, make sure that the panel is on the top, pin in place.
Note: this is where I put fused the wall hanging panel to the fusible fleece instead of using the Hi Loft Batting.
Note: Also the instructions did not include any way to hang it on a rod, so I made my won wall hanging tabs. I measured and cut 3 – 4″ X 5 1/2″ pieces of the backing fabric, then sewed them up the long side, wrong sides together, turn them and press.
5. Fold the tabs in half putting raw edges together, then place the tabs between the panel and backing fabric, raw edges of tabs with raw edges of panel and backing fabric. Picture below shows description & because I messed it up and had to redo it this is an example of what I should have done.
The black fabric is the tabs & see how they are placed between the 2 pieces of fabric, so when you turn the wall hanging right side out the tabs will be hanging towards the top.
6. Sew using 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch around the edge of the wall hanging leaving a 6″ opening at the bottom for turning.
7. Turn wall hanging right sides out and stitch the opening closed, a slip stitch works here. If you want to do any stitching around the wall hanging now is the time.
8. Using the fusible fleece fuse the wrong side of the cut outs to the fleece, I cut around the cut outs, fused them and then trimmed them up, so as not to get the fusing gunk on my iron.
9. Clue cut outs onto the wall hanging for a 3-D effect. I used All Purpose Tacky Glue.
I think this wall hanging could be adapted into a No-Sew project with using the Fusible Fleece (there are thicker choices of fleece) and the tacky glue, fabric glue or fusing web.
And there you have it, Autumn Blessings Wall Hanging Tutorial! This wall hanging graces my living room wall adding fall and color.
Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobbylobby.com
Any questions Please feel free to contact me, I am here to help!!