Wednesday, 26 March 2014

{Sewn} Map wall art

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I feel that using the word ‘sewn’ is a bit of an exaggeration, as there really was a pretty minimal amount of sewing done in this project (and would have been even less if I’d left the selvages unhemmed.)

I’d wanted a world map (preferably a vintage style one) for a while and even more so now my kids are getting interested in maps and geography (Noah’s pretty good at pointing out NZ on a map.) However, I’d had no luck in op shops and all the maps I’d seen online had been out of my price range (and/or didn’t include NZ in their map! I know we’re small but we’re still here!!!) So the other day when at Spotlight  when I found this map panel, it was just meant to be! My Mum was with me and very kindly purchased it for me.

That night I ‘sewed’ it up. I used some thin white binding to finish the bottom , hemmed the sides/selvages and then used wider binding along the top to form the casing for the stick (a spare bamboo stake from my Mum’s garden. Tied string on and hung it up in the kid’s playroom. Booyah! Easy as, and I love how it looks.

I say ‘playroom’ but the room is more properly described as my sewing space with a few toys in it. It’s a second open plan living room, next to our (little) dining room. It works really well. The kids like to be where I am, so I can sew happily while they play happily next to me.

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Although, most of the time it looks like this …

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… Until I say “PutYourToysAwayIfYouWantAfternoonTea!” Or another variation of the same!

Done any easy peasy craft projects recently?

Jen x

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10 comments:

Bron said...

Great panel...excellent solution to your map finding. Xx

Leonie said...

Boom! So quick and easy and awesome! Love it - feeling a bit inspired to perhaps do the same! My sewing space is our dining room - kids always need to be where mum is don't they ;)

Fay said...

It looks awesome! I love fabric panels :)

Leanne M said...

I've seen this very fabric and I stood there for quite some time debating whether or not to purchase it for a project and finally decided that it wouldn't really work, but now that I see this, I regret my decision. It looks superb.

nz green buttons said...

It looks amazing, it's got me wanting to make a trip to spotlight!

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

It looks great!
Ooh, maybe its time for a trip to Spotlight :-) My kids are also becoming increasingly interested in the world map and this looks perfect!

thingsforboys said...

That's so cool! I haven't been to Spotlight in ages...must go check it out.

Miss Muggins said...

Looks wonderful! I used a similar panel to create a curtain in my study. It serves 2 purposes!

Karyn said...

I also might have to visit spotlight this weekend.

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