Ok, this is so silly and probably not worth posting about, but I’m going to do it anyway. It will be the easiest tutorial ever, and hey… Who couldn’t benefit from an easy tutorial now and then?
Basically, this is a how-to sew a rod pocket on a tapestry tutorial. Then, you’re going to hang it from a… you’ll never guess… rod! Gone are the days that tapestries were just for hippies and made of tie die and batik. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve owned many a tapestry in my day and I’m still a fan, but I’m definitely impressed with all of the different art prints on tapestries that are available nowadays!
Anyway, this is how I chose to display this one. It’s so easy!
I bought a 51″x60″ wall tapestry from Society6 for less than $40. This print is called Black Ombre Chevron by Minimal Instinct.
I folded the top and bottom edges towards the back, or wrong side of the fabric.
Then, I sewed a straight line across, 2 1/2″ from the fold line on the back side.
That’s it people. I didn’t tuck or pin anything. I didn’t even iron it. The tapestry already has sewn edges and you will never see the back, so just fold… and sew. Boom!
Now you have a pocket across the top and bottom. Use a curtain rod, a dowel, a piece of bamboo, a black iron pipe, or a broomstick for all I care. Just make sure you hang it level on the top and weight it on the bottom with another rod so that it hangs nicely. I used two cheapo curtain rods from Ikea, but any rod will do as long as it is a minimum of 51″ wide.
Voila! Done! I love a simple and affordable project that gets big results.
If you are looking for another way to display XL tapestry wall art, for less than $100 I might add, check out my post over here. There you will find a tutorial on how to build a frame and wrap it with tapestry so it looks like a canvas! These tapestries were 68″x80″.
Thanks for checking it out… If you make one of these, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can admire your work!