Tuesday 23 August 2011

Project: Name Frames

I have a few projects lined up for the next couple of months - all Christmas presents for children of friends and family.

One I'd been holding out to do was an idea I saw in a book well over a year ago now - letters of a child's name cut out of fabric and placed in picture frames!  So simple, so fun.

The basic white frames came from Spotlight on sale ages ago and I already had heaps of fabric options.

I printed letters in the right size for the frames and used them as outlines on the fabric.  The backing rectangles were cut larger than the inside measurements of the frame to fold over the edges.
 Mixed and matched colours and patterns, sewed letters on to background fabric, glued the edges on the outside of the backing inserts.  You could alternatively also use pinking scissors, and also just glue the letters on .

The glass was cleaned inside and out and I used a lint roller to pick up any stray fluff or threads (be careful though with the raw edges as they might fray and pull away) and tidied up the loose edges, corners and strands.

Then put it all together and voila!

Hope they like it!


  1. I love these! They look amazing! Well done, love the colours and fabric choices! So great!

  2. They look great! I wish I could be half as clever and especially half as motivated! This reminds me I have some seagrass placemats I keep meaning to do something arty with for my little ones walls, but keep putting it on the 'to do' list...

  3. What a fantastic idea! So glad I found this post. You did a great job!


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