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DIY Sewing Pattern Collage Canvas

Learn how to make this unique collage canvas with sewing patterns! You can use this technique to do a variety of wall art projects.

DIY Sewing Pattern Collage CanvasI love covering things with leftover clothing patterns – remember the gift box I did a few years ago? You can always get fabric patterns like this inexpensively at the thrift store, or you can use any of those leftover from a project you did.

Either way, this art is great on a budget and uses up a lot of items in your stash. It was created by my friend Cathie Filian for Plaid, and I can see a wall of different types of art like this.

I would also love to receive one as a gift, wouldn’t you? Learn how to make it below.

DIY Collage Canvas

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Sky Blue
  • Dress form clip art
  • Foam paintbrush
  • 8×10 canvas
  • Sewing pattern paper
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Velvet ribbon – 1.25 yards (3/8” wide)
  • Embellishments: paper flowers; flat pearls; fabric roses; rhinestones; appliqués


1. Paint the canvas with Sky Blue paint. You will only need one coat of paint.

2. Cut the pattern paper into large chunky squares. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the canvas. Place the pattern paper on the canvas. Smooth the paper with your fingers.

Apply a topcoat of Mod Podge over the pattern paper. Continue layering more pattern paper until the entire canvas is covered.

3. Apply a dress form clipart to the canvas by applying Mod Podge to the back of the clip art, place the dress form on the right side of the canvas. Smooth the clip art with your fingers. Topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge.

4. Using hot glue attach ribbon around the outer edge of the canvas. Add more embellishments to the canvas. For this design, flat backed pearls and a paper flower were glued to the center of the dress form.

The left corner has a fabric appliqué, fabric roses, scrap paper layers and rhinestones. Attach embellishments with hot glue.


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Friday 1st of July 2011

That looks fantastic!

Bella Vida by LettyHave a great weekend.


Friday 1st of July 2011

If someone made ME this, I would be totally happy! Yeah, like that is [not] going to happen. But a girl can dream, can't she? I'm going to go a diggin' into my stash and find a pattern to play with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Neenish Arts

Thursday 30th of June 2011

awesome - i was collecting patterns for the awesome pics on the packet but didn't even think of the actual patterns! Sometimes I wonder if my brain is fully functional! Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 30th of June 2011


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

Thursday 30th of June 2011

So cute! I love this!

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