Let’s make pretty fabric covered letters to hang on the wall! Decorate your walls with our fabric covered letters craft. Make one letter, or make a word, it’s up to you. This is a fun craft for all ages.

wood letters wrapped in strips of fabric to hang on the wall
Make pretty fabric covered letters to hang on your walls.

How to make fabric covered letters

These fabric covered letters are so easy to make. They require very few supplies, and we show you below how inexpensive this craft can be. It’s a great project for kids through adults. The DIY wall letters can easily be customized home decor.

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There are so many options available to make these wall letters. All you need is a little creativity, and a few basic supplies, and you are ready to make this quick and easy craft and letter wall decor. 

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Supplies needed to make fabric covered letters

A wood letter S, fabric and a glue gun to make fabric covered letters
Gather a large letter, fabric, and a glue gun to make fabric covered letters.
  • Large letter – wood, paper mache, cardboard, or foam board
  • Fabric – assorted colors and patterns
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Scissors

We have used a large wooden letter ‘S’ for our project. You can use any letter or group of letters that you like. You also don’t need to purchase a wooden letter because there are many other options available; a paper mache letter, cut a letter out of a cereal box, or cut larger letters out of foam board.

Instructions for making fabric covered letters

Step 1

Step 1 for making fabric covered letters is to tear strips of fabric in different patterns and colors
Tear strips of fabric to wrap around your letter.

Group together between 3-6 different fabrics to wrap around your letter.

Use your scissors to snip the end of the fabric about 1-1.5 inches wide. Hold the fabric with one hand and with the other tear the fabric (at the scissor cut) into a long strip.

The reason we tear the fabric instead of cutting it is that it gives it a frayed edge instead of a completely smooth cut edge. I think the frayed edges overlapping one another look so much nicer wrapped around the letter.

Step 2

Step 2 for making fabric covered letters is to glue a strip of fabric to the letter, and then wrap it around the letter.
Glue the end of strip of fabric to the letter and then wrap it around.

Using the hot glue, glue one end of a strip of fabric to the edge of your letter. Wrap the fabric strip around and around the letter, overlapping it slightly as you go.

Step 3

fabric strips in floral and sold colors wrapped around a letter S to hang on the wall.
Wrap assorted patterns and colors of fabric strips around your letter.

When you need to change colors, make sure to start on the edge, even if that means you are overlapping slightly with the previous strip.

Our finished fabric covered letter

A wood letter S wrapped in colorful fabric strips
A wooden letter S wrapped in strips of fabric to hang on the wall.

We love the idea of using these large letters on the wall of a nursery, playroom, as a monogram, kids’s room or anywhere in your home, classroom or apartment. The texture of these colorful wall letters really set it apart from other DIY letters like wood letters or cardboard letters.

Here are even more wall letters that we have made previously with kids.

fabric wall letters made out of foam board and decorated by kids
the word love made out of foam board and wrapped in fabric and yarn
Yield: 1

Fabric Covered Letters

fabric covered letters

Make our fabric covered letters to hang on your wall.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Large letter - wood, paper mache, cardboard, or foam board
  • Fabric - assorted patterns and colors

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Snip a section of fabric approximately 1-1.5 inches wide. Put one hand on the fabric and use your other hand to tear the strip of fabric from the cut to make a frayed edge on the fabric.
  2. Using hot glue attach the end of the fabric strip to the edge of the letter. Wind the fabric around the letter overlapping it a little.
  3. Repeat step two with as many different fabric strips as you like.

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Have you made your own fabric wrapped letters? Did you make just one letter or a full word?



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45 Comments

  1. great project! so smart to take this idea into the realm of kid’s crafts! loved the manilla folder car garage too, and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, I hope you’ll be back to share some more quality projects! (and from the look of things it seems quite likely you’ll make it into the features next week!)

  2. Great idea! I love the look of the letters like this I have seen, but hate that they were expensive! You’ve taken that aspect out of it! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I would love to do this activity within my speech therapy sessions with kids! How fun to let them do their initials!

  4. Wow! What a great idea. I have seen fabric letters but this is the best idea so far. It turned out really really great. With the elmers supplies, I would for sure do this project. Even without them! We have been doing all sorts of cutting and gluing this summer. I have three boys 7,5,3 and this is the first year they are really getting into my little crafty projects and making their own.We are running out of supplies. 🙂