I love having wreaths on my front door, hanging on a wall or from a window. This fall I wanted something different…I wanted to use fabric….and it needed to be a quick and easy project.
A wreath that had an old time feel to it.
To make one for yourself I’m sharing the tutorial on How To Make A Fall Fabric Wreath
I fabric, a 12″ Styrofoam Dollar Tree wreath, dried flowers and burlap ribbon.
You’ll need 2/3 (24″) of a yard 42-44″ wide fabric. I choose a non-traditional fall fabric but I love the color on it. I LOVE color!
I cut the fabric to 20″ across the fabric length (42-44″). (20′ x 44″)
I folder the fabric in half, folding over 9 1/2″ (picture shows (9″ but fold over 9 1/2″) across the width of fabric.
Along both long edges (44″) fold and press over 1/2″, and fold/press over 1/2″ again and press for both sides.
For the two side ends fold and press under 1/2″ and and edge stitch these two ends for right now.
I wanted to add some burlap ribbon left over from last Christmas.
With the side edges stitch down slip the burlap between (think oreo cookie) the long ends that were just pressed under.
Edge stitch across the bottom enclosing the burlap between the two layers. You can see my stitching.
Next take the material to sewing machine and place fabric (folded side) down. Stitch 1 3/4″ down from fold and sew a straight seam across the 44″.
This creates the ruffle on the inside of the wreath’s inside edge.
Next sew a second stitch line 2 3/4″ down from the first stitching line just done. This creates the area that is slide around the foam wreath.
Next cut across and open one section of the styrofoam wreath. It was easy to cut, using a serrated knife.
Slightly pry open the wreath (where it was cut) just enough to slide the fabric (above section) on the foam wreath.
Once all the fabric is slid on the wreath evenly divide the fabric around. The tension of the fabric keeps the wreath closed. You do not need to sew the side ends together. You can see here you can’t see where the wreath was cut open or where the short ends meet.
Then add the dried flower and burlap bow or whatever you choose. My dried flowers are held in place by the burlap bow.
It took me less than 45 minutes to make. And the possibilities are endless with different fabrics.
If you have any question let me know, but it is a really easy fall wreath to make.