A cheap and professional looking backdrop can be made using materials that are found in theatres and photography studios. The most versatile material to use for a backdrop is a fabric called muslin. This fabric can be easily shaped and transformed into any type of backdrop. Making a backdrop that looks professional requires proper preparation of the fabric.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- 6 yards of Muslin fabric
- Tape measure
- Ironing board
- Straight edge
- Fusible tape
Roll out the muslin and measure the width with a tape measure. The muslin should be a minimum of 100 inches.
Wash the muslin in your washer on the "Regular" setting. Dry the fabric in the dryer using the "Automatic" setting.
Roll out the fabric on the floor. Place a straightedge on one side and draw a line with a pencil. Cut on the line with the scissors. Repeat this step on the other side of the fabric.
Place a strip of fusible tape along each side to create a hem for the edges. Begin to carefully fold along each edge to create a clean line.
Lay the edges of the fabric on the ironing board. Apply heat to the fusible tape with the iron to seal the edges.
Secure your new backdrop by using clamps or clothespins.
Tips and warnings
- Muslin can be dyed to any colour you want to use for a backdrop.
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