I spent a good bit of time online looking for something to hang on the blank wall above our bed. Because I needed something quite large, I decided on a tapestry. The only issue is that when searching for wall hangings or tapestries, the only search results were hangings of the hippy/India/mandala style. I rather like the hippy style personally but I was wanting something with a bit more flowers and a lot less tie dye. Also, I was looking for something that didn’t just look like a square blanket hanging on a wall. I wanted something with some shape to it. So, as per the usual, when I can’t find what is envisioned in my head, I set out to make it myself. Below are the steps to recreate.
2-3 yards of fabric (I got the extra wide type from the home fabric section)
Fabric pencil (or a pink colored pencil)
Adjustable curtain rod
Instructions (see pics below):
- Cut fabric to be evenly square or rectangle (size of your choosing – my finished product is 6′ x 4′)
- Find the middle of the fabric and measure 18″ from the bottom (or measurement of your choosing). Make a mark in this spot.
- Lay a long ruler or your measuring tape from the mark made diagonally to the corner of the fabric and make a line with your pin pencil. Repeat on the other side as well.
- Cut out your triangle from the bottom middle of the fabric.
- Flip the fabric over and iron all edges over except for the top. I did about 3/4 of an inch.
- Sew all your edges.
- Make a 2″ loop at the top of your fabric and pin in place.
- Sew the loop.
- Hang and enjoy