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Saturday, 31 January 2015

DIY Valentines Day Wall Banner

DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl

DIY Wall Hanging

Looking for a cheap and easy way to add a touch of pizzazz to your walls? 
Then you need to dust off your sewing machines and give this quick DIY a go. I've been wanting to try and incorporate some more crafty posts on my blog for awhile and after i was contacted by the guys at Hobby Craft i thought it was time to give it a whirl! 
So whip out your sewing machines and dust off your threads its time to get sewing! Brother Sewing Machine LS14

 What You Need

- Sewing Machine, I used *Brother Sewing Machine LS14
- 0.5 Meter Calico 
- Scissors
- Wooden Dowling
- Thread
- Fabric Paint / Marker Pens (Bare in mind they run)
- Paintbrush (If using paint)
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl Step 1 Take your calico and give it a good press, fold it in half raw edge to edge. 
Step 2 Cut out a rectangle, with a pointed bottom (When you unfold you should have a full piece with the pointed bottom edge. 
Step 3 Fold over the sides and the bottom point - Roughly 1cm and press with the iron.
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
Step 4 Thread up your machine and sew a foots-space around the edge.
Step 5 Fold over the top, sew straight across (This will accommodate the dowling) DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
Step 6 Voila, your half way there! Give it a good press with the iron and cut away any loose threads.
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
Step 7 The next step is the fun part where you can really get creative! Play around on the computer with fonts and print out something to trace - or if your a dab hand at calligraphy do it free hand. 
Step 8 Draw your quote! I used flex markers, but fabric paint would have worked a little better as it wouldn't have run (but i quite like the effect)
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
Step 9 Cut your doweling down to size, pop it through the tube you made earlier 
Step 10 Work out how long you want the thread to be, cut it down to size. 
Step 11 Attach it to the doweling by wrapping it around the ends.
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl

 Finished

And there you have it, your very own wall banner. 
They are surprisingly easy to make, this took me about 10 minutes to whip up, so perfect for last minute valentines decorations. They also may really cheap wall hangings so perfect for sprucing up your home. 
I think i  may get a little carried away making these so if you follow me on instagram brace yourself for a influx of weird and wonderful wall quotes.
DIY Valentines day wall hanging - The Goodowl
 I LOVED creating this post, leave a comment if you would like to see more sewing tutorials.
Charlotte x
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