4 Easy Ways to Make a Fabric Wall Hanging

JAN 9, 2020 updated Sep 8, 2021

Does the new year have you dreaming of refreshing a room in your home but you’re not sure where to start? An easy way to transform your walls on a budget, while still making an impact, is a go-to DIY project in the Spoonflower office: wall art! Using fabric sized from a fat quarter to a yard and up, you can select just the right design for your space from independent artists from all over the world. 

We’ll show you just how easy it is with four techniques featuring designs from the 1-Yard Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging Design Challenge

1. Dowel Rod and Tassel Trim

Featured Fabric: Linen Cotton Canvas
Featured Design: Rwanda Landscape

  1. Trim off the unprinted selvage and hem all four sides of your fabric with a 1/2″ double hem. 
  2. To attach the tassel trim, pin or clip the trim on the backside of the bottom hem and stitch in place. 
  3. To create a dowel rod pocket, fold the top hem towards the backside of the fabric ¾”-1″. Press and stitch in place. 
  4. Slide a dowel rod through the pocket and attach a piece of string on both ends. We recommend attaching the string to one end and then adjusting the length on the other dowel rod end to determine the final string length. 

Click here for details on how to add dowel rod to your wall art.

2. Magnetic Poster Hanger Frame and Pom Pom Trim

Featured Fabric: Petal Signature Cotton™
Featured Design: Color Block Abstract Landscape

  1. Trim off the unprinted selvage and hem all four sides of your fabric with a 1/2″ double hem. 
  2. To attach the pom pom trim, pin or clip the trim on the backside of the bottom hem and stitch in place. 
  3. Attach the magnetic poster hanger frame to the top of the fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions. 

See how to turn your photos into budget-friendly wall art.

3. No-Sew Wall Hanging

Featured Fabric: Performance Piqué*
Featured Design: Galactic Shape

*Additional no-sew fabric options: Organic Cotton Knit, Cotton Spandex Jersey, Modern Jersey

  1. Trim off the unprinted selvage of your fabric. 
  2. Adhere the fabric onto your wall with adhesive picture hanging strips. 

See how to create a gallery wall—no sewing required!

4. Panel Wall Art

Featured Fabric: Poly Crepe de Chine
Featured Design: Romantic Watercolor Mountain Landscape

  1. Trim off the unprinted selvage of your fabric. 
  2. For three panels, divide the fabric width by three and cut three even panels.  
  3. Optional: hem all four sides of the fabric
  4. To create a dowel rod pocket, fold the top hem towards the backside of the fabric ¾”-1″. Press and stitch in place
  5. Slide a dowel rod through the pocket and attach a piece of string on both ends. We recommend attaching the string to one end and then adjusting the length on the other dowel rod end to determine the final string length. 

Find your next wall art design from the Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging Design Challenge.

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