Stitch an inspirational message onto patterned linen with appliqué and embroidered letters for a stylish and speedy DIY wall hanging. Potting shed, kitchen, hallway or summerhouse… wherever you decide to hang this sunny affirmation it’s sure to put a spring in your step, and it’s ideal for using up scraps of precious fabric, too.
This beautiful DIY wall hanging would be the perfect gift for a gardener or someone who loves flowers! A fabric wall hanging is a great way to bring some crafty style to any room in the house and you can personalise it with your own colour palette too.
Read on to learn how to make a DIY wall hanging step by step…
Looking for more ways to make your home look gorgeous? If you’re looking for fabric wall hanging inspiration (and want to try some embroidery!) have a go at making this lovely embroidered banner, happy embroidery letters banner or get knotting and make a macrame wall hanging.
- Use a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance.
- Download the bloom banner template
- Unfortunately the John Lewis fabrics used here are no longer available, but you could substitute the main fabric for their Durslade Weave Furnishing Fabric in flint (£25 per metre) and the Malin Furnishing Fabric (£10.50 per metre). Whatever fabric you use, you’ll need to make sure that it is furnishing fabric weight.
You Will Need
- Main fabric (40x80cm (16x32in))
- Contrast fabric (25x30cm (10x12in))
- Bondaweb (25x30cm (10x12in))
- Stranded cotton
- Medium-weight interfacing (34x40cm (14x16in))
- Twine (60cm (24in))
- Dowel (30cm (12in))
- Matching sewing thread
- Erasable fabric pen and pencil
- Basic sewing kit
From the main fabric cut:
Banner front and back:
- two pieces 34x40cm (133⁄8x15¾in) each.
- two pieces 8x14cm (31⁄8x5½in) each.
Working the embroidery
Download the template and print it out.
Place the banner front fabric right sides (RS) up centrally on top of the template and trace over the outline for the banner embroidery and appliqué using an erasable pen.
Embroider the ‘where you are’ and the stems in backstitch using four strands of stranded cotton in a contrasting thread.
Working the appliqué
Trace over the reverse of the template then place the Bondaweb paper side up on top and trace over ‘Bloom’, ‘planted’ and the leaves.
Press the traced Bondaweb paper side up on the wrong side (WS) of the contrast fabric then carefully cut out the letters and leaves along the drawn lines.
Peel off the paper backing and place the letters and leaves onto the RS of the banner front where you have marked and press into place.
Topstitch the appliqué into place, just inside the cut edges.
Making the tabs
Fold one banner tab in half RS facing and sew together down the long edges.
Turn RS out and press with the seam in the centre.
Repeat with the other banner tab. Fold each tab in half, matching raw edges so the centre seam is facing, and pin.
Assembling the banner
Press interfacing on the WS of the banner front. Cut 1cm (3⁄8in) outside the outline.
Place the banner front onto the banner back and cut around it.
Pin then tack each looped tab to the top of the banner front 4cm (15⁄8in) in from the sides and matching top raw edges.
Place the banner front and back RS facing then pin together, leaving a turning gap between the two tabs.
Sew the banner together along the outline. Clip the corners and turn RS out.
Fold the edges of the turning gap edges to the inside and press then topstitch around to neaten the edges and close the gap.
Push the dowel through the tabs.
Tie the twine either side of the dowel.
You’ve finished your fabric wall hanging! Hang your bloom banner where it can be seen and admired.