Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DIY Burlap Art

There are several ways to transfer an image onto fabric. I wanted to share how I transferred this vintage sewing machine image onto burlap to create this art piece.

I selected this great vintage image from my collection of images and printed it onto an 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheet of Avery transfer paper (#03275).  I printed my image using my ink jet printer as instructed and I carefully cut around the image. I prepared my burlap (15 inch x 15 inch) large enough so that I may have the option to use the print for an alternate project; however, you can cut your fabric to suite the size of your frame. I ironed the fabric and serged the edges to prevent fraying.

I centred my image on the burlap and pressed as instructed. I found that when I first tried lifting the image away from the fabric it still seemed sticky, so I flipped over the fabric and applied heat to the underside. This final step really made a great difference to the finish, and seems to "set" the image into the fabric.

I framed my finished piece in a vintage picture frame that I found at the thrift store. I am thinking however, of making a cushion with the panel of fabric.

What do you think of my new art piece?

Enjoy trying your own!


  1. Thank you for sharing that! It has given me so many ideas!

  2. Thanks Cindy! I hope that your projects turn out great.


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