This post is sponsored by T & Co Fabrics
If you are like me in a floral everything phase you will definitely appreciate my choice of botanical fabric from T & Co Fabrics that I used for this DIY. Not only did I make use of this DIY as a photo backdrop in a recent styled shoot, but I am also giving the fabric away for a lovilee to either re-purpose or use herself for her own wall art or backdrop. A way to instantly bring Spring into your home!
After visiting the T & Co showroom, I knew I HAD TO have this material for something to inspire you with. A wall hanging just made sense, but it would also be great to upholster a chair, couch, make scatters or curtains, use as a tablecloth or even perhaps re-upholster a headboard with.
About T & Co Fabrics
T & Co Fabrics is owner run by Tanya Sturgeon, a fabric connoisseur with over 27 years experience both the design and décor industry. After selling her previous fabric company, the Silk & Cotton Co, she embarked on a new journey that started in Cape Town but eventually circled back to Johannesburg. Together with her daughter, Chloe, they aim to add designer touches to homes with their fabrics – their passion for fabric being the driving force and inspiration.
They are the exclusive importers of the world renowned Jim Thompson fabrics – recognized for exquisite hand woven silks, prints, outdoor fabrics and wallpaper. T & Co also represent various other international collections including Ian Sanderson, Pedroso & Osorio, Guell Lamadrid, Les Creations, Thevenon, Vano, Evo and a curated collection of beautiful locally designed ranges that include the likes of Lula fabrics, Room Thirteen and Urban Fabrics.
T & Co Online store
Yup, you have read correctly – T & Co not only retails fabrics but they have a on-line shop that sells some decor and gifting that include rugs, soft planters, aprons and cosmetic bags. So pop on over and have a look www.tandco.co.za/shop
What you will need for this DIY wall hanging?
- A thick wooden dowel stick 10-20cm wider than the fabric that you will be using.
- A piece of fabric of your choice. The fabric that I have chosen from the T & Co Fabric New Romantics collection comes in a printed cotton as well as printed velvet. The same print but creates a totally different feel and backdrop.
- A sewing machine.
- Sharp material scissors.
- Thread that matches the color of your fabric.
- A clothes iron and ironing board.
- Spray-paint in the color of your choice (optional).
- Masking tape (optional).
- String to hang the wall hanging from.
- A ruler or measuring tape.
Step-by-step instructions with images to follow
- Using a ruler or measuring tape – measure the piece of the dowel that you want to paint, should you not want to paint the whole dowel. Mark of the piece using some painters tape.
- Spray the dowel ends with spray-paint, as per the instructions at the back of the can.
- Ensure that your fabric is free of creases (ironed) before you use it. Locate the top of the fabric (You will have to see whether it has a pattern that needs to be upright.) Fold a hem of 2cm and then another 6cm and iron them flat. This double hem will allow you to skip the overlocking part.
- Sew the hem in with your sewing machine. For the bottom of the material you can also do the same as the step above to work the backdrop off neatly.
- Place the dowel through the opening that you sewed at the top of the material.
- Add string to the sides of the dowel and find a pretty place to use your new DIY art.
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