Add a personal touch to a nursery with our cute Cloud Wall Hanging. Your little one will be on cloud nine thanks to this precious piece from Chloe Hailwood. Perfect for displaying in a nursery or playroom, it can be adapted to feature your youngster’s favourite colours and prints. It is also a great project for using up your fabric and felt scraps. What’s more, this adorable make has been designed with beginners in mind and can be finished in just four simple steps.
- Fabric, cotton prints
- Felt, 1mm: white, assorted colours
- Fusible webbing
- Ribbon, 10cm
Download and print the templates from sewmag.co.uk. Press fusible webbing to the reverse of printed cotton. Place the letter templates on the reverse of each piece of fabric, ensuring the letters are laid back to front so that when they are cut out they are in the correct direction. Snip out the letters and peel away the backing paper. Press each letter to pieces of colourful felt. Trim around each letter, leaving a small 1-2mm border. Sew around each piece with contrasting thread.
Cut random sized semicircles from scraps of cotton backed with fusible webbing. Using the arched top line of the semi-circle as a guide, snip another line below the top one to make a smooth arch shape. Snip out two felt clouds using the template. Arrange the arches in a fluffy pattern on one of the clouds.
Press all the arches to the cloud before sewing a line over each piece, following the curve. Finish and tidy the threads on the cloud and letters, pull the ends through to the reverse sides, knot and trim. Lay the two cloud pieces together and sew around, changing thread colours along the way, adding in a loop of ribbon along the top edge for hanging.
Secure a length of thread to the back of the middle letter and position the opposite end of the thread to the cloud, hiding the securing stitches between the seam allowance of the two clouds. Working outwards from the middle letter, arrange and add in the other letters in the same way.