How to Make A Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Belinda Lee Designs| Wrapped Canvas Wall Art | Dress Forms

Here it is! The first video in my DIY Craft and Sewing Series - How to Create a Wrapped Canvas.

You can turn just about any flexible fabric-based item into a wrapped canvas. In this video, I demonstrate the technique with a Dress Form design from Urban Threads stitched on fuchsia canvas. You can use any special item you want to upcycle

- a beloved race t-shirt, a square of fabric from an outgrown dress, an old cross stitch...the options are endless!

If you are a paper person, you can print out this tutorial I adapted my technique from: 

Lyric Art's Tutorial: mounting textile art – gallery wrapped canvas.

Here is a Supply List to get you started with this project

Wonder Under 

Iron On Fusible


Spray Water Bottle (for spritzing to adhere fusible)

Acrylic Rulers

Fiskars Amplify Scissors (for cutting multiple layers of batting/canvas)

Staple Gun


Canvas Fabric

Embroidery Threads

Duck Billed Applique Scissors (for trimming the design after stitching)

Artist Canvas

 - Add at least 2 inches to both the height and width of your design

OR Build Your Own Custom Canvas Size with Canvas Stretcher Bars

Mallet (if building a custom canvas)

Low Loft Fleece Batting


Now if you get inspired and create your own wrapped canvas - I'd love to see it!

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