Designer DIY Project: Sewing Pattern Wallpaper

Our Avi Urban interior designers are constantly coming up with clever ways to decorate your home on a budget. Interior designer Julie Punter recently worked on the Homes by Avi Dream Home for the Calgary Stampede and used a fun DIY craft to decorate one of the bedroom walls. Julie says, “This project looks fantastic once it’s done, and is really fun for a craft area or sewing room.”

Here’s how she created a reclaimed sewing pattern wall treatment.

1.       Visit your local fabric store or check your basement for sewing patterns. Remember to ask for the brown tissue paper patterns, although white would work as well. Three patterns should do it, but you might want to use four as a buffer, depending on your wall size.

2.       Hit up a big box store or craft store for Mod Podge glue sealer, a few small sponge rollers and a tray.

3.       Have a decoupage party! Invite friends and set them up with tasks.

4.       Roll on the first layer of Mod Podge, then place the full sheet up and pat it down. Overlapping and paper crinkles are okay. Continue along the full wall.

5.       After all the patterns are up, add another layer of Mod Podge to seal the patterns so they don’t show wear.

Try it in your new Calgary condo or Edmonton townhome, and let us know how it looks by posting a photo to our Facebook page.

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