DIY Fabric Backdrop Sign


You guys, I really didn’t know what to call this post.  But basically, here is a tutorial for how I made this for the market (a DIY fabric backdrop sign thingy):

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

I started with a clearance Target Threshold tablecloth.  The one I used was 60″x84″ (but I bought a bunch since they were all marked down to the same price, and used a few of the others as… tablecloths).

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

First I washed the tablecloth to get rid of wrinkles.  After measuring the height inside the canopy that I used for the market, I knew my sign should be 6ft. tall, so I hemmed the bottom.  I printed large letters onto white cardstock (2 per sheet, designed in PicMonkey – affiliate link), cut them out, traced them onto black and cream ticking fabric (similar to my GITG logo design), and they were too similar to the color of the tablecloth.

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

So I also cut a layer of white fabric to help the letters stand out more.  I measured, cut, pinned… over and over.  And then when I was done I realized half the pins went into my carpet.  Dang it!  So I had to redo a bunch of them.

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

Then I stitched a loose border inside the letters and added ties at the top – I hung the sign from a curtain rod so the top of the sign would be straight across, and I tied the ties tightly so the sign wouldn’t slide if it was bumped or if there was wind at the market.

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a closer look:

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

And here I am again 🙂

How to make a DIY fabric backdrop (Sign for vintage market) - Girl in the Garage

I really love how it turned out!  It took a LOT longer to sew than I thought since I was working with a ton of fabric and 15 letters.  But I’ll be able to use this in my booth, future markets, and maybe for staging furniture photo shoots.

What do you think of my DIY fabric backdrop sign?  More market projects and info coming soon…

Jen

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10 Comments on DIY Fabric Backdrop Sign

  1. Linda J
    May 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm (10 months ago)

    I LOVE this!!! I just might steal this idea for other uses. I wish we could see more of you and the booth!

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Linda! I’ll be sharing more of my market booth soon- I promise! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Malissa - Southern Sawdust
    May 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm (10 months ago)

    The drape really grabs your attention and I like how your business name is front and center. Great idea!

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 24, 2016 at 11:00 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Malissa! That’s exactly what I was hoping for. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Wendy Burchik
    May 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm (10 months ago)

    LOVE it!!!

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 24, 2016 at 11:00 am (10 months ago)

      Thank you Wendy!!

      Reply
  4. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    May 25, 2016 at 12:58 am (10 months ago)

    That’s a great idea, Jen! Great alternative and less expensive alternative to buying vinyl market tent walls and a custom banner. Also has loads more character too.
    I could have used a couple of these this past weekend. It rained throughout the market and we ended up using plastic for makeshift walls.

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 25, 2016 at 10:29 am (10 months ago)

      Ooh, that stinks! My canopy came with one wall panel (it’s right behind the sign in the photo) but it would be helpful to have more than one in case of rain.

      Reply
  5. Kristy robb
    May 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm (10 months ago)

    This is awesome! I think I might try making something similar for our next show!! Hope it went well!

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 31, 2016 at 12:26 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Kristy- it was a lot of fun! I’m hoping to do a couple more maybe this year. 🙂

      Reply

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