How to make fabric covered letters. This cute craft idea makes great DIY wall decor for a craft room or bedroom.

DIY Fabric Covered Letters

How to make fabric covered letters. This cute craft idea makes great DIY wall decor for a craft room or bedroom.

Today I’m sharing the last DIY letter from my C-R-E-A-T-E craft room wall art – this easy fabric covered letter. There is something about the “upholstered” look of fabric covered letters that I love. I’m always tempted to buy them when I see them, but knowing how easy they are to make, I don’t think I’ll ever be tempted again!

This is a great no-sew project—these fabric covered letters are assembled with hot glue and a glue gun! And depending on how “puffy” you’d like your finished letter to look, you can layer more batting together.

Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

Fabric Covered Letters - materials needed

  • dimensional letter that’s somewhat sturdy (mine is chipboard; wood or thick cardboard would work, too)
  • cotton batting
  • fabric
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • fabric scissors

Begin by cutting your batting to fit your letter. I purposefully chose the letter “T” to be my fabric covered letter because it’s a pretty simple shape to work around 😉 I started by covering the top horizontal section of the “T”, then doing the vertical part.

Fabric Covered Letters - wrap letter with cotton batting to give it extra padding

Fold the batting over to the back and secure with hot glue. Trim the sides and fold in as if you were wrapping a gift. This will keep the sides and corners from getting too bunched up. This is what the front of the letter should look like. Mine has a “seam” in the middle of the letter because I was using up scraps of leftover batting instead of one larger piece.

Fabric Covered letters - batting wrapped letter

Lay the batting-covered letter down on the back side of your fabric and trace it with a fabric pen. Leave at least an inch or more so you have plenty of fabric to wrap around and secure to the back of the letter.

Fabric Covered Letters - Tracing letter on fabric

Cut the letter out of the fabric and begin folding and glueing like you did with the batting, until all of the sides are secured.

Fabric Covered Letters - Wrapping craft letter with fabric

And that’s it! One other tip – if you’re using fabric with a directional print, meaning if it runs vertically or horizontally, figure out which way you’d like it to be positioned before you cut it out. This fabric could’ve gone either direction, but I liked vertical the best.

How to make fabric covered letters. This cute craft idea makes great DIY wall decor for a craft room or bedroom.

Here’s what my fabric covered letter “T” looks like hanging in my craft room:

Colorful craft room artwork - word art crafts

And a wider shot of the wall:

One Room Challenge Spring 2016: Craft Room Makeover Reveal

I can’t remember if I already talked about how I hung all of these letters on the wall, so if I haven’t yet, I used Command Picture Hanging Strips. Have you guys tried these yet? They are quickly becoming my go-to for hanging lightweight art and objects (like these letters) that are a little awkward to hang with hook and nail. And I’m not getting paid to say this! I have a stash of them available in our house at all times!

Can you believe that this is the last of the tutorials for those letters!? If you’d like to see the full tour of my craft room makeover, check it out here. And if you missed any of my other DIY letter tutorials, you can find them all right here:

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

How to make fabric covered letters. This cute craft idea makes great DIY wall decor for a craft room or bedroom.

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