If you are a Francophile, lover of all things French or Parisian, love crafting, love sewing, love art, love the Eiffel Tower, or even love the Paris Las Vegas resort's shopping area, this frame is for you! It had art inspired by landscapes, cityscapes of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, wine and grapes, and pointillism wood planks inspired by French oak barrels for wine from vineyards
I combined my art inspired by Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower, and the indoor shop facades of Paris Las Vegas, and made layouts, formatted to print as a frame front, easel back panel, and strut leg pocket panel, to print onto inkjet fabric, just use (3) 8.5x11" sheets, June Tailor's brand is the best, pictured I used PhotoFabric, The other panel parts will be from solid or coordinating fabric that you buy, or have stashed.
This is a great project for home decor or to give as gifts! This washable, sewn, fabric photo frame has a pocket in the front for the photo and protective sleeve (using a clear, acid free, sheet protector cut down into a 2 sided sleeve), and on the back is a pocket for the easel back board, and pocket for the strut leg board, to slide in and out easily. If you can sew a pillow, you can make these!
They use Ultrahold Heat N Bond iron on, paper backed, fabric adhesive from Thermowebonline.com (or from Joann's, Michael's AC Moore, or any craft store - use store coupons!), is acid free, or you can use their Featherlite or Heat N Bond Lite. The paper backed adhesive strengthens the fused fabric parts, when washed, and you use them as the pattern parts. We are a partner with Thermowebonline.com
Also, there is a ribbon connecting the bottom right of the easel back panel to the strut leg pocket tucked and sewn in between the layers, and the top of the strut pocket is sewn. You can add buttonholes using the zigzag stitch, close and wide.
No more than a yard of fabric, and 1 1/2 yards of Thermoweb for this frame is needed, to be bought and used.
Front page in epattern has a table of contents, showing which pages to print for just the inkjet fabric and paper patterns, to keep printing costs down, 10 pages of patterns, 3 to print onto inkjet fabric, 6 paper patterns, transfered to fusible web iron on fabric adhesive. There are 4 pages of photo step by step and text instructions to follow along with, supply and tool list - most you can buy from the craft store with their coupons, or you may have some in your house. No major, special tools are used, apart from needing a sewing machine, having an iron, and having fabric scissors, oh and having enough ink in your printer. I've been making washable, sewn, fabric picture frames for nearly 8 years, and have sold a nice number of these epatterns.
The frames and epattern were created by me, Kristie Hubler, in 2006, as an alternative to the fabric picture frames on the market, which are not functioning frames. The fabric frames on the market have turnbuttons that pop off, the opening for the photo and glass or acrylic isn't enough to get your finger in to pull them out, and they are not washable.
Thank you for buying, have fun, take it slow, it'll probably take about 2-3 hours, tops per frame, maybe quicker! Enjoy! Kristie Hubler