Thursday, June 02, 2011

Sewing Room Wall Decor

I completed a fast little project for my sewing room earlier this week. 

I chose this project because I have boxes and boxes of fabric scraps that I hope to use in future projects.  Because I already had all of the fabric, this project was under $10 to complete thanks to some 40% off coupons for JoAnn Fabrics.

My supplies included:
10 embroidery hoops in different sizes (these were all priced at between $1.29 and $1.89 originally, I used coupons to knock that down just a little bit more.)
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Fabric
Nails to hang them up (Completed, these weigh almost nothing.  I just used little finishing nails that we had laying around.)

I started by inserting the fabric into the embroidery hoop.  I pulled it taught and tightened the hoops as I went.  Then, I trimmed the excess fabric, leaving just enough to fold over the inside frame.  After applying a thin line of hot glue around the edge of the frame, I folded the excess fabric in and laid it upside-down while the hot glue dried.  Here is a pic after the fabric has been pulled nice and tight, the excess was trimmed down, and the hot glue was applied:


After the glue dried, I was ready to hang the finished hoops up.  Here is what they look like all glued and finished:


This fabric might look like a hot mess, but it holds a very special place in my heart.  It was used to make costumes for the inhabitants of Hades' underworld for a show I worked on last year and I spent hours and hours and called in a lot of favors to have dancers, my husband, and my in-laws help me cut, dye, and sew hundreds of strips of fabric together (here's the original rendering and a pair of the pants on one of the dancers before they were completely fitted):

Anyways, back to the project that this post was supposed to be about.  After I had filled each of the hoops with fabric that I have used in the past and love to look at and reminisce about, I played around with the arrangement on our coffee table before I started nailing holes in the wall.  Here's an arrangement that I liked and kind of loosely based my final set up on:


After I had figured out what I liked and didn't like in an arrangement, I got to hanging the hoops up on the wall.  Here's what I ended up with:

I still have a few empty hoops that will fill the space out even more, but I think of this project as one that will evolve and grow over time.


And since I called this post "Sewing Room Wall Decor", I can't help but sneak in a shot of my other arrangement in this room, my rendering "photo" wall.

And some close-ups:



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Cute! I LOVE those photo frames!

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