Fabric crafts involve the use of pieces of fabric to create interesting art pieces or practical items. It is easy to express your creativity by producing wall hangings, bookmarks, sock puppets, dolls, photo frames, lamp shades and a host of other delightful items. You can involve children in your projects to make it a family-oriented activity where each family member has the opportunity to explore his or her creative side.
Here are a few ideas that you may use to make nifty fabric crafts.
- 8 x 12 inch Felt
- Craft Glue
- Scraps of felt in assorted colours
- 18 inch wood dowel
- First use scissors to create a V shape at one end of the felt.
- Create a pocket in which to place your dowel to hold up your flag.
- Cut a piece of the felt in the form of a shield; this will act as your family’s coat of arms.
- Cut other pieces of felt in the shape of fun and interesting activities you do together as a family. For example a triangular shape may represent a tent or camping.
- Glue the pieces in a way that doesn’t overcrowd the flag.
- Insert the dowel in the pocket that you created and allow the pieces to set properly for at least an hour.
Fabric Photo Frame
You may revamp an old photo frame with the kids and you can use practically any piece of scrap fabric you can find.
- Wooden Photo Frame
- Glass Cleaner
- Paper Towels
- Fabric of choice
- Craft/Wood Glue
- First remove the glass and the backing of the frame.
- Clean off all dust particles and any smudges that may be on your glass. Set the glass and backing aside until you are finished.
- Cut pieces of fabric.
- Put glue on the frame and wrap the individual pieces of fabric around it.
- Smooth the pieces for an even look.
- Trim excess fabric and glue the ends of the fabric to the back of the frame.
- Allow glue to dry completely and then re-assemble with a choice photo.
Fabric Floral Bookmark
Create a floral bookmark using pieces of fabric, dried flowers and leaves.
- Pressed Flowers
- Fabric Markers
- 2×12 inch iron-on flexible vinyl
- Iron and Ironing board
- Craft/Wood Glue
- First place fabric on the work area with right side facing up.
- Place a few pressed flowers on the fabric in a creative arrangement. Clever decorations with fabric markers can spruce up your design.
- Allow glue to set before you work again with the fabric.
- Place the flexible vinyl on your fabric and peel back the backing to expose the adhesive. Press it in place on your bookmark and ensure that edges are even.
- Repeat process on the reverse side.
- Iron for a few seconds, remove the paper and allow to cool for a few minutes. Trim edges using a pair of scissors.
Have fun with your fabric crafts and try out any designs you can imagine.