Make a whiteboard of cloth yourself

In addition to the classic pin board materials cork and styrofoam, fabric as a slide is often almost forgotten. Many tissues not only allow piercing needles across. They can be padded and provide sufficient depth for straight frontal stitches through several layers. Fabric ribbons and buttons complement design ideas.

Thick fabrics and fabric types

Made of fabric, you can make and design decorative pin boards that are a bit out of the ordinary. The wide range of fabrics and fabrics allows you to cover not only a styrofoam substructure, but also cork with fabric.

Thick fabrics are produced by weaving from thick threads or from several intersecting weaving techniques. Examples of thick fabrics can be found, for example, under the types of fabric:

  • flannel
  • jute
  • Loden
  • plush
  • Matted Walkstoffe
  • brocade
  • velvet
  • jute
  • Pile (with third weave)

Depending on the thread thickness and weave, there are fabric thicknesses that can reach up to five millimeters. To achieve the required stitch depth in DIY for a pinboard, three superimposed layers are sufficient.

Make relines

With thinner fabrics, you can make a relining yourself on the whiteboard. Cork and Styrofoam can simply be stretched smoothly. With foam and fabric remnants, three-dimensional surfaces can be created.

Elastic feedings can be "pressed" into shape. With upholstered buttons, diamond-shaped dividers can be created as known from English lounge chairs. Gift and fabric ribbons form a taut similar effect. Regular and irregular geometric arrangement make the interstices of the taut bands well.

Additional applications and slides

In addition to the objects attached to needles, pins and thumbtacks, additional holders can be draped decoratively on a material pin board.

  • Stretched fabric and gift ribbons are less taut than headers, behind which flat objects such as pictures, notes, postcards and the like can be inserted
  • Sewn-on pockets of all types, sizes and shapes accommodate, for example, the needles, pins and thumbtacks and can accommodate hard-to-fasten objects.
  • Loosely stretched and hanging strings or fabric ribbons with deco clips offer DIY additional attachment options, for example, for objects that should be spared a puncture hole.

Tips & Tricks

When attaching, you should use as much as possible "dry" adhesives that can hardly or not penetrate into the tissue and thereby form stains. Double-sided adhesive tape and spray adhesive work well.

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