Are you looking for a gift to give someone but aren’t sure what? It’s not too late to make something!
Fabric covered notice boards make for great presents, as not only do they look fantastic, but they are extremely handy when it comes to keeping reminders or pictures in a safe, noticeable place.
To make your own fabric notice board you will need the following:
+ Corkboard or stretched canvas board
+ Your choice of fabric
+ Wadding or quilt batting
+ Staple gun and staples
Once you have all the equipment you need you can begin making your unique, fabric pin-board by following our simple steps:
Step 1 – Lay your fabric on a flat surface and put your board on top. Then cut around the board, ensuring you have enough fabric to wrap around the edges of the board.
Step 2 – Repeat step 1 with the wadding.
Step 3 – Place the fabric ‘right side down’ on a flat surface, placing the wadding centrally on top, before finally placing the board centrally on top of all the material.
Step 4 – In the middle of each side, fold the wadding and fabric around the edge of the board, forming a neat hem around the wadding. Staple this in place, using the staple gun – make sure the fabric is taut before stapling. Continue along each side until nearly at the corners, when at corners, cut off the excess wadding.
Step 5 – then carefully fold the fabric to form neat corners and staple all the layers in place.
Step 6 – Run a length of ribbon diagonally across the board from one corner to the opposite corner. Secure the ribbon in place on the back of the board using the staple gun.
Step 7 – Continue to add lengths of ribbon to the board, spaced as you would like.
Step 8 – Secure the ribbon and fasten it down wherever the ribbon crosses over on the front of the board. Depending on what board you decided to use, you can do this in one of two ways:
+ Canvas board – Use a button sewn into the fabric and canvas to secure the ribbon crosses.
+ Corkboard – Use an upholstery pin or normal pin to secure in place, then you can choose whether to use a button for decoration or not.
Your fabric notice board is now ready to enjoy! Hang it up for yourself or give as a gift.
We hope these steps have provided you with the information you need to make your own fabric notice board. If you would like further advice or information, please contact the team at J A Milton on 01691 624023.