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Fabric Scrap Art Tutorial
Learn how to use your leftover fabric scraps to create a decorative art piece for your home using this tutorial.

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  • Step 1

    Measure the height and width of your sewing machine silhouette and cut a piece of freezer paper slightly larger than your measurements.

  • Step 2

    Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the shiny side of the freezer paper and start laying down fabric scraps. The Modge Podge on the paper will help the fabric stick. Keep going until you cover your freezer paper with fabric scraps. Apply a layer of Modge Podge on top of the fabric to help seal the fabric together.

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    Step 3

    Wait 2 – 3 hours for the Modge Podge to dry. It should still feel a little sticky. Find one corner of your Modge Podge fabric scraps and slowly peel it off the freezer paper. You will end up with a solid fabric piece that is similar to oilcloth or laminated cotton. On the right, you see a close up of the film that is binding the fabric together from the Modge Podge.

  • Step 4

    Cut out your sewing machine shape from your Modge Podge fabric piece. You can use a Sharpie marker to trace an outline and then cut out the shape or use a little bit of glue stick to hold down the silhouette and then start cutting. If you have difficulties getting around the small areas you can use an Exacto knife ( be very careful of the blade ) or scissors with a sharp tip.

  • Step 5

    Apply Modge Podge fabric to the back of the sewing machine silhouette and adhere to the canvas.

  • Step 6

    Optional – Wrap thread around the thread spool and use Modge Podge to keep the thread from moving. Use heavy weight or decorative thread to sew around the outline of the sewing machine shape. I used a non-stick sewing foot that helps the Modge Podge fabric glide across the feed dogs. To keep the loose threads from showing use a needle to pull the thread to the back.

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