Renters, step away from the no-nails. We have the perfect alternative to motivational posters that’s both good for the planet and your bank balance. Oh and your craft stash since it’s a great stashbuster project! We show you how to make a fabric plant pot cover using some old fabric, thread scraps and a needle. It’s a really simple beginner project that will allow you to practice your sewing and embroidery skills (first head to our sewing for beginners and embroidery stitches guide if you’re a newbie). You can make yours in a fabric that matches your blooms and stitch your favourite motivational quotes to the front for a pick me too. Good vibes only. This fabric plant pot cover will also up your flower giving game, be gone plastic wrap and boring brown pots! You could customise the cover with your pal’s name, favourite quote or name of the flower. Now let’s get stitching, here’s how to make a fabric plant pot cover.
You will need:
• Denim fabric or canvas
• Embroidery hoop
• Embroidery floss
• Plastic flower pot
• Tape measure
• Chalk pencil
• Sewing notions
• Sewing machine (optional) – check out our best sewing machines for beginners guide for reviews and recommendations
How to make a fabric plant pot cover
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
- Embroidery Thread
- Denim fabric
Measure the circumference and height of the plant pot (ours is 18″ x 5″). Also trace the base of the pot onto a piece of denim fabric: this will be the bottom of your plant pot cosy.
Adding a 1cm sewing allowance, draw the measurements onto the denim fabric, then cut. Write your message on the fabric using the chalk pencil. For a little encouragement, we chose ‘grow’.
Using a simple back stitch, embroider your message with embroidery floss in your favourite colour.
Hem the top of your fabric by hand or use one of the embroidery settings on your sewing machine to add a little interest.
Right side facing, sew the two short edges of the fabric together. Ride sides facing, pin the base of the plant pot cosy to the bottom of the tube piece and stitch in place but hand or using your sewing machine. Turn then place your plant in its cosy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our how to make a fabric plant pot cover tutorial. We have plenty more upcycling tutorials here on Gathered including our upcycling clothes ideas and our recycled craft ideas for adults.
About Enid Gonzalez
Enid is the maker behind A Charming Project. She has a passion for home décor, crafts, plants and coffee!
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