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Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

By Angela @daisyangel1
This Fabric Pin Board tutorial really is very easy to follow. It took me longer to choose the fabric than it did to make the fabric pin board. I was quite pleased to have found a bargain of a cork pin board just £1.99 from B&M Bargins, although I did splash out on the fabric £12.99 a meter. 

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Here is what you will need to make a fabric pin board?

  • Cork pin board 60cm x 40cm
  • Fabric 68cm x 48cm 
  • Wadding 68cm x 48cm
  • Ribbon 4 metres
  • Map pins (optional)
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Hooks for hanging

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Things you need to make a Fabric Pin Board

Consider which way you plan to hang your pin board, portrait or landscape and make sure you cut out your fabric so the pattern is in the right direction.

Step 1   Measure and cut out the fabric, I used pinking scissors to help prevent fraying. Iron the fabric.

Step 2   Measure and cut out the wadding.


Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Pin board - wadding - fabric


Step 3   Place your fabric on the table so you are looking at the wrong side, place the wadding on top of this. Place your pin board cork side down. I then used one pin on each edge to lightly secure the fabric to the back of the pin board, turn over and make sure you are happy with how it looks. 
Step 4   Turn back over and using a staple gun staple through the fabric and wadding onto the wooden frame.  Fold the corners so that you do not have a lot of bulk showing. 

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Take care of the corners

Step 5   If needed trim any excess fabric showing at the back, I know some of you will have allowed for extra, just in case.

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Make your own Fabric Pin Board

Step 6   Add ribbon making sure there is some tension to it. Stapling to the back as with the fabric.  There is no wrong or right way to do this just depends how much room you need to secure notes/photos or items to your pin board. Push through a map pin where the ribbons cross.
Step 7   Fixing to the wall. My cork board came with wall fixings, which I screwed through the fabric into the top of surrounding wood using my hands. 

Fabric Pin Board Tutorial

Fabric Pin Board with Ribbon

I hope you find this tutorial useful, if you do make a pin board yourself please leave me a comment with a link to it, I would love to see it. 

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