I had this idea to make a banner in my head for a while but I just couldn't work out how to cut the word from the fabric without getting lots of messy edges from the fraying fabric. Then the lightbulb moment came. FABRIC MOD PODGE. And it worked beautifully! Check out how to make your own . . .
- Fabric Mod Podge
- Wide and thin paint brush
- Small dowel rod
- Strong craft glue
- Printer and paper
Lay a small piece of calico onto a sheet of acetate. You want to cover both sides of the fabric with Mod Podge. To do this apply a generous coverage of Mod Podge to one side of the fabric, flip it over sticking the fabric to the acetate. Then you can cover the other side. Leave it to dry.
When the Mod Podge dry and peel it off the acetate. You'll find one side has a very plastic, shiny surface and one has more of the existing fabric texture.
Print out the word you want to have on your banner in reverse. Trace the word onto the shiny side of the fabric (still in reverse).
Cut the word from the fabric. This is where you get to see how awesome Mod Podge is for this project. No freeing edges, only perfect lines. 🙂
Cut your felt into a point.
This guy now holds pride of place above my computer in my studio. 🙂