Bright Spot

Wall Art

Sew up a personalized piece of decorative wall art to coordinate with the room.

  • Pre-covered canvas. Note: Our sample is 10" x 20". Choose a size that will best fit the child's name length.
  • Enough fabric to cover canvas
  • Medium- to heavyweight art paper in coordinating color to fabric
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • 12-weight cotton embroidery and bobbin thread
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • 2 yards of eyelash trim. Note: You will need more yardage for a larger size canvas
  • Clear-drying fabric glue
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Alphabet or lettering program of your choice Note: We used a CME original alphabet available at www.sewingdistrict.com/store.
 


Embroidery

  • Using the alphabet or lettering program of your choice, program enough letters to create the child’s name. Our sample letters are 3 3/4" tall.
  • Thread the machine with 12-weight cotton thread in the needle and bobbin thread in the bobbin.
  • Hoop tear-away stabilizer, spray with temporary adhesive and cut a piece of art paper to fit the inside of the hoop. Adhere the art paper.
  • Embroider the first letter. Un-hoop and set aside. Repeat to embroider all of the letters.
  • Using small sharp curved scissors, cut out each letter, leaving a small border of paper around the outside stitching.


Construction
  • Press the fabric planned to cover the canvas. Place the fabric wrong side up on a flat surface and the canvas right side down over the top. Fold the sides of the fabric to the back and use the staple gun to adhere the fabric in place on the wooden frame.
  • Arrange the letters across the front of the canvas. Glue in place with the clear-drying glue.
  • Glue the eyelash trim around the outside edge of the frame.

Appeared in:

September/October 2007

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