Monday, October 31, 2011

love bird wall art

I made this bird wall art a while ago for a tutorial on Tatertots & Jello, but I don't think I ever showed it on my blog. So here is a little tutorial on how to make a Love Bird Wall Hanging using the Silhouette and a sewing machine.

I made this out of some scraps of fabric and an old frame I had laying around (actually a wedding gift that I wasn’t too fond of :) )! The inspiration for this piece came from a pillow found here and a card found here.

First I took this frame and painted it a nice white color so 
it would stand out against the fabric I chose.

Next I cut out all these little birds using the Silhouette with the 
fabric Interfacing on my fabric.

Then I arranged the birds on my piece of fabric, which actually didn’t 
take too long after I got out my giant ruler.

You want to know my favorite thing about the fabric interfacing from Silhouette? It is double sided, so once I had the birds in place I simply ironed them on and they stayed in place the whole time I was sewing them on. You could of course use the no-sew interfacing, but I prefer the sewable because I love the stitched look.

I chose a tiny zig-zag stitch in pink to give them a little more character. After sewing it you could either wash the entire piece or do what I did…use my fingernails to fray the edges.
Once they were sewn on I put it in the frame and there ya go!

Have a fabulous day!

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