How to Make a Fabric Collage

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Things You'll Need

  • Scrap fabric
  • Cardboard or canvas
  • Sewing machine or hot glue
  • Spray adhesive

If you have ever done any kind of sewing project, you have probably noticed that by the time you are done, you have accumulated a plethora of little discarded pieces of fabric. Rather than let these pieces go to waste, why not put these scrap pieces to work in a collage? Collage is an art form that involves using an assemblage of separate materials to create one new visual. Fabric is a great option for these collages because they come in a variety of colors, materials and prints that will give built-in interest, dimension and texture to your collage.

Gather up the scraps of fabric, regardless of color, material or print type.

Arrange the fabric on a flat surface to determine what kind of picture you would like to create.

Cut the pieces of fabric as necessary into different shapes to create the desired collage design.

Stitch your little pieces of fabric together using a sewing machine. If this is too involved of a collage to be done on a sewing machine, opt for hot glue instead. It might not hold as well, but it will take a lot less time.

Use spray adhesive to affix the fabric collage to a piece of cardboard or stretch over a canvas.

Frame if you desire and hang it up to display.

About the Author

Liza Hollis has been writing for print and online publications since 2003. Her work has appeared on various digital properties, including Hollis earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Florida.

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