How to Make Wall Art with Vintage Fabric and Buttonscomments (7) March 10th, 2009
I love collecting various vintage fabrics from thrift stores, but often there will be too little yardage for most projects, or I'll have some left over that I'd love to display somehow. Vintage sheets are a great source of cool old patterns, and with these, I usually end up with more than I know what to do with. If you have old fabrics piling up around you, as well as a stash of assorted vintage buttons, get some embroidery hoops and stitch up some crafty artwork for your walls!
For each piece, you'll need:
- An embroidery hoop (the size is your choice)
- Vintage fabric to fit in the hoop
- Hot-glue gun
- Buttons (as many as you want to use in your piece)
- Needle and thread (color to match)
- Optional embroidery floss or other embellishments
Choose fabric with a pattern that will work well with button embellishments. All kinds of patterns will potentially work for this project—you don't have to find a fabric with perfect circles for buttons to fit in to—but just keep in mind how you can arrange buttons on your fabric choice.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery