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Tutorial: Fabric Dress Wall Art
I absolutely LOVE this project! I was inspired by a giclee from the Ballard Design catalog that was constructed with old book pages
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Now, I know old book pages are all the rage right now, but FABRIC always does it for me!
You can personalize to your own taste and decor so much easier!

I made this particular piece for my office/sewing room. The colors are fab and of course, the dress fits right in!

I promise you, it’s easier than it looks

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  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by cutting a piece of freezer paper to the size of your canvas. You may have to tape two pieces together to achieve your size.

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used the Ballard picture as a starting off point. I loves the scalloped bottom edge so I went with that. NOTE: I am not an artist! I DO NOT DRAW! I used my ruler alot to get dimensions right. I used my eraser ALOT too, and after about a half hour, I liked the outcome. Make sure to draw on the dull side of the paper

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Label all of your pieces that you will be cutting

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out each piece individually

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    After you’ve decided on a fabric combination, iron the fusible interfacing to the amount of fabric that you need

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flip the interfaced fabric over and iron on your pattern pieces to the fabric (the beauty of freezer paper)

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut each piece out and peel the freezer paper off your fabric

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    After you have all the pieces cut and peeled, arrange them on the canvas you’ve painted. (no pics of me spraying the canvas cause I figure you can handle that one ;) Make sure to stand back and make sure your art is straight and balanced on the sides and edges

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Starting with a middle piece, I chose the waistband, apply a healthy amount of mod podge to the back of the fabric. Put the piece exactly where you took it from

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    Continue with each piece. Here I have the waistband and bodice mod podged down, and am starting on the arms. For the skirt, I kept the pieces in place and just lifted up the top and bottom of each piece and mod podged down.

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Fabric Dress Wall Art - Step 11
    Step 11

    Your finished! Are you in love?

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John S.
John S. · Hagerstown, Maryland, US · 1 project
I love this <3 So making this.
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Katherine C.
Katherine C.
This is super cute! Love it!
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