How to Mount Fabric Artwork

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How to Mount Fabric Artwork
Canvas frames can be used to mount fabric wall art. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Well-framed artwork can add beauty to plain walls by adding a splash of colour and texture. You can create an attractive wall collage by mounting small fabric motifs in multiple wooden canvas frames or a single large sized frame as a wall embellishment.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Iron
  • Measuring tape
  • Wooden canvas frame
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Staple gun
  • Staples

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Instructions

    Preparing the Fabric

  1. 1

    Wash the fabric, if needed. Iron on high from the back side to remove creases.

  2. 2

    Measure and mark 2 inches outside the design and trim the extra fabric.

  3. 3

    Lay the artwork flat and face down on the work surface and smooth the edges. Make sure the fabric is positioned correctly for accurate framing.

    Mounting The Fabric Art

  1. 1

    Purchase a wooden canvas frame according to your finished artwork size. Position it on top of your prepared artwork. Make sure the edges are aligned straight to avoid a lopsided finish.

  2. 2

    Stretch the fabric around the frame edges carefully and use tape to secure the fabric at the back. Check the front and make adjustments if needed.

  3. 3

    Use the staple gun to staple the fabric to the canvas on all sides. Fold the corner edges neatly and staple them for a smooth finish.

Tips and warnings

  • Spread a clean newspaper on the work desk before laying the artwork.
  • Pull a single thread out from the four sides of the fabric and use as guidelines to help set the frame straight.
  • Staple the fabric evenly, keeping a gap of 2 to 3 inches between each staple.
  • Use stretcher bars if your fabric material is difficult to manage.
  • Do not pull the fabric too taut as it may produce creases at the front.

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