How to Create Embroidery Wrapped Canvas

Have a blank wall in your home or office? Show off your embroidery with one of our favorite types of embroidery projects -- a wrapped canvas. The process is very simple, and you can make the finished product as elaborate as you like.


Start with a pre-made canvas purchased from a hobby store. If you already have a finished embroidery design, it is helpful to take that with you.

Otherwise embroider your design on a piece of fabric, that is at least 2” larger than your canvas on all sides, using wash-away mesh stabilizer. Remove the stabilizer from your project by trimming close to the embroidery and rinse away the rest. Press face down on a towel.

Spray the back of your embroidered fabric with temporary adhesive spray. Place the embroidered fabric onto the canvas, smoothing the fabric and adhesive to the edges.

Wrap the fabric around the back of the canvas, stretching it slightly, to prevent wrinkles. Staple into place, doing opposite sides first. 

Add trim, ribbons, flowers or other embellishments with fabric glue.


Embroidery Wrapped Canvas Project Ideas

These contrasting fabrics were first sewn together, and then stretched over the canvas. Trim was added over the seam line.  Featuring designs from Hand Lettered Sayings #12473

This chandelier features glitz. Featuring designs from Chandeliers and Frames #12395

Perfect addition to your home’s wet bar. Featuring designs from Cocktail Hour #61067

For the coffee lover in your life. Featuring designs from Coffee Cafe #61063

Unique, contemporary wall art using wrapped canvas. Featuring designs from Beautiful Branches #12404

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