Document 34590

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
Land of Whimzie® canvas wall art
• 1 pkg Land of Whimzie® Chunky Strips: Trendy Baby or Sweet Baby collection
• 1 Land of Whimzie® Fabric Quarter: Trendy Baby or Sweet Baby collection
• 1/3 yd fusible web
• 11"x14" artist canvas
• Three 7/8" buttons to cover
• 1/2 yd 1/4" raw cording
• 2 thumb tacks
• Tracing paper
• Pencil or marker for tracing
• Glue
• Heavy-duty tape
• Thread
• Rotary cutter, mat, acrylic ruler
• Basic sewing supplies
• Tube turner
• Sewing machine
• Iron and pressing surface
• Optional: Fine-point contrasting marking pen for stitching lines on letters
Large safety pin
DIRECTIONS:
Finished Size: 11"x14" Note: 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
Cutting:
From Fabric Quarter One 15"x18"
Three 3" circles (for covering buttons)
Three 3" circles (for sewing flowers)
skill level
2
From Chunky Strips Three 5"x16"
Three 5"x5"
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Note: One 5"x21" Chunky Strip will be needed to make the handle.
1. Covering the Canvas: Place 15"x18" fabric wrong side up. Center 11"x14" artist’s canvas wrong side up on top of
fabric. Wrap the fabric to the back of the canvas, mitering corners, and tape raw edges of fabric onto the wooden
frame.
2. Making the Letters: Refer to alphabet template (included inside Chunky Strip package) for instructions on tracing
and fusing letters in place. Optional: Using a fine point contrasting marking pen, draw stitching lines around outer
edges of letters. Position and fuse letters in place on canvas.
3. Making the Flowers: Cut one 5"x16" strip in half lengthwise to measure 2½"x16". Sew the two strips together at
short ends and press seam in one direction.
Diagram 1
16"
2½"
16"
+
Repeat to make two additional flowers. Following manufacturer’s instructions, cover three buttons using the 3"
Fabric Quarter circles. Glue or hand sew buttons at the center of each flower. Position the three flowers where
desired and glue onto fabric-covered canvas.
4. Making the Handle: Cut the one 5"x21" strip in half lengthwise, creating two 2½"x21" pieces. Sew short ends
together end to end making one long strip. With right sides together, fold strip in half lengthwise and sew together
using a 1/8" seam allowance and creating a tube. Using the tube turner, turn sewn strip to right side. Thread raw
cording through the tube and gather fabric to fit. (Tip: A large safety pin can help assist feeding the cording through
the tube.)
Diagram 4
2½"
21"
21"
+
2½"
2½"
With wrong sides together, fold the long strip in half lengthwise and press. Sew a basting stitch 1/8" from the raw
edge of strip and gather to measure approximately 20" long.
Diagram 2
Machine stitch cording in place at each end of the handle. Trim excess cording. To attach handle, push a thumb
tack through each end of the fabric handle and into the wooden frame on the back of the canvas.
Diagram 5
Gather to measure 20"
Fold one short end over 1/4" and then again another 1/4" to the back side and press. Beginning 1/2" in from
the outer edge of one 3" circle, sew the gathered strip to the circle, continuing in a circular motion and ending at
the center. Fold end to the back 1/4" twice and stitch in place.
Diagram 3
Fold end
under ¼" twice
Created by Fabric Editions, Inc.
Skill Level 2: Some experience necessary
Approximate Crafting Time: 5-6 hours
Please read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions for all tools and materials used.
Provide adult supervision if children participate in this project.
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