This rustic wall
hanging is more than
a little fishy.
You'll be hooked on
the look in no time!
designs and bobbers
and lures make this
wall hanging the
catch of the day --
and an essential
addition to a cabin
or lake home. And it
makes an a-lure-ing
Net your favorite
designs, then dive
down the page to see
how to make this
**1/4" grommets (I used 12 grommets)
and grommet tool
To make my wall hanging, I stitched the
5"x7" size of the
Peace Love Fish (Bobber) design, the
medium size of
Hooked on Fishing, the
small size of the
Bluegill Sketch, and the
small size of the
Largemouth Bass Sketch. The
Happy Trails designs and the
Intricate Ink Bass designs as well as
Bass Silhouette Scene, the
Born to Fish, Forced to Work Sampler,
Drop a Line - Stay Awhile design would
all be great additions to a
fishing-themed wall hanger.
Finished SizeAbout 20" wide by
24" high. You can make your wall
hanging any size you like.Note about
the stick hanger I used: I started with a
clean, dry stick. I then applied a couple
coats of spray fixative to seal it. This
helps prevent the bark from flaking off, and
gives the wood a nice sheen. Fixative can be
found at art supply and craft stores.
To begin, I will show you how to create a simple
panel (no borders, just a front and
a back). Cut
a piece of fabric a bit larger than
your hoop. Spray
a piece of medium weight cutaway
stabilizer with temporary adhesive
and smooth the fabric on top (I am
using twill and lightweight canvas). Hoop
the fabric and the stabilizer
together by aligning the marks on
the hoop with the lines on the
Attach the hoop to the
machine and load the design.
Embroider the design.
Next, measure and
make a couple of marks about
1 1/4" out from the outer
edges of the design.
Draw lines connecting
the marks and cut out the
I left the stabilizer
on the backside of the
design to give the fabric
Next, to prepare the back fabric,
lay the embroidered front piece on
top of the fabric, right sides
together, pin in place, and cut out
Then, sew a 1/4" seam along
the side and bottom edges only.
Leave the top edge open for turning.
Turn the fabric right side out and
press the seams with an iron.
Cut a piece of double-sided
stiff interfacing a bit smaller than
the fabric and insert it inside the
Cut the interfacing small
enough to allow about 1/4" of the
fabric to extend past it at the top
Turn one side of the fabric in 1/4"
over the interfacing and then turn
the opposite side in 1/4" and press.
Top stitch a 1/8" seam along
the entire outer edge of the shape.
I created a total of two
simple panels for my wall hanging.
Next, I will show you how to create
a panel with a border.
Prepare the embroidered panel
as instructed earlier.
Then, measure the width and
height of the embroidered panel and
add 2 1/2" to each dimension.
Use these dimensions to cut a
piece of the print cotton fabric.
Next, align the embroidered
panel on top of the print cotton
fabric, right side facing up, with 1
1/4" of the print fabric extending
out past the outer edges of the
Pin in place.
Next, you can add twine around the
outer edge of the embroidered panel
to give it a more rustic feel.
Simply place the twine at one
of the corners.
Then, zigzag stitch over the twine
all around the shape.
This attaches the twine and
the embroidered panel to the print
Next, finish the panel by adding the
back fabric and the interfacing as
I added a border to my final panel,
but did not add the twine.
Simply zigzag stitch the
embroidered panel onto the print
fabric by sewing around the entire
outer edge of the embroidered
I stitched around the shape
two times to give it a more rustic
Now that all the panels are
complete, it is time to assemble the
Arrange the panels under the
stick how you want them.
If there are panels above and
below each other, butt the panels up
against one another.
Then, using an air-erase pen
or other marking tool, make marks in
all four corners of the top panel
and on the top corners of the bottom
panel. Align the marks along the
bottom edge of the top panel with
the marks on the top edge of the
I made my marks about 1/2" in
from the outer edges of the panels.
Next, add a grommet at each mark by
first cutting a small "x" using a
craft knife and cutting pad.
Then, add the grommet.
To add the panels to the hanger, wrap the
string around the stick about three
times and tie it in place along the
bottom of the stick. Then, arrange
the top panel under the stick and
tie the other end of the string
through the grommet. Repeat
this for the other side of the
panel. Be sure to keep the top edge
of the panel straight under the
stick so it will hang properly.
Arrange the bottom panel
under the top panel and tie
it in place with the string.
Once again, be sure
to keep the top edge of the
bottom panel aligned with
the top panel so it will
hang properly. Repeat
this process for all of the
I added bobbers and fishing lures to
the bottom edges of the bottom
panels, for an eye-catching
To do this, cut a small piece
of string and tie a knot at one end.
Then, attach the bobber to
the string along the knotted end.
Tie a loop at the opposite
end of the string.
With needle and thread, hand-sew the
bobbers in place by stitching the
loop to the backside of the panel
along the bottom edge.
Using a wire cutter, trim off
the sharp ends of the hooks on the
Then, hand-sew them in place
along the bottom edges of the
Add as many bobbers and lures as you
Family and friends are sure to
fall for this fun wall hanging
hook, line, and sinker!
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