Last week I shared Emmett’s rustic woodland nursery area and mentioned I would be sharing a tutorial for the mobile I made. I made the fabric leaf mobile out of fabric scraps leftover from his crib quilt. I love how the mobile turned out and was proud of myself for using items I already had in my craft stash to create it. If you wanted to do something other than leaves the possibilities are endless!
Fabric Scrap Mobile
- Fabric Scraps
- Cardstock Paper
- Sewing Machine/Thread
- Needle (heavy duty needle with an eye big enough to thread twine through)
- Embroidery hoop
- Sandwich a piece of cardstock between two pieces of fabric (as shown below in image on the left) and start sewing your shape with a sewing machine. I did leaves but you could do anything to match your nursery theme. I sewed each shape three times and purposely tried to sew close but not exactly the same lines for a rustic look.
- Once your done sewing your shapes cut them out with scissors.
- Using the inside hoop from an embroidery hoop I wrapped twine in a square shape with criss-crossing pieces to hang strings of leaves from the center. (see the yellow/white twine in the hanging mobile images).
- Then string leaves using a needle and twine to create the hanging part of the mobile. Attach them by wrapping the twine around the embroidery hoop and criss-crossing twine sections.
- To finish the mobile attach twine in four areas across the embroidery testing and moving them to find a balance before knotting and securely attaching to the ceiling.
Each time I walk into our bedroom and look over to Emmett’s little corner I smile when I see the mobile. It seems to constantly be moving and dancing so I hope he will enjoy watching it as he lies in his crib! I’m almost 38 weeks pregnant so not too much longer before he is here!
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