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A great stash busting project to hang in a nursery, baby shower or to adorn your craft room.
I originally made these little clouds out of paper to hang in my Craft Fair booth. Staring up at them I had the idea of using fabric and created a set for my son's room. He's quite taken with the pink!

Posted by Claire - Craft Schmaft from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Claire - Craft Schmaft's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fuse Fabric

    Create a fabric sandwich. Place one piece of fabric, right side down, on an ironing board. Position a layer of fusible webbing on top of the fabric. Either fold or place second piece of fabric, right side up, on top of the webbing. Iron well to fuse it all together.

    Hint: You can see a video demo of fusing fabric in my Mini Bunting Tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEvVN4eu5Sw

    Now you should have one stiffer piece of fused fabric with print on both sides. Repeat with as many fabric variations as you like.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out clouds
    Place two pieces of your fused fabric together, pin a cloud pattern piece on top and cut out – you’ll end up with two identical cloud pieces.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark the centre
    Fold the cloud pieces in half horizontally, squeeze the fold to leave a mark – this represents your centre of the cloud.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch Clouds
    Stitch a line (by hand or machine) from the bottom to the top of the cloud along the centre fold mark. Leave a long tail of thread at the top - this is how you’ll hang the cloud.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    You should end up with two layers of cloud hanging by your thread.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Iron out
    Fan out the cloud and give a quick iron so that the fabric sits at right angles (perpendicular).

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat for as many clouds as you'd like.

  • How to make a cloud mobile. Fabric Cloud Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Hang in clusters
    Hang them from a light fitting, doorway or even use little removable hooks stuck to the ceiling... and enjoy!

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Eszter P.
Eszter P. · Brockville, Ontario, CA · 4 projects
Easy and cute!
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Lovely! How did your Craft Fair go? I've just done my first one, and I'd like to know how other people's ones went Happy xx
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