Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

In our teeny-tiny fabric shop, Purl Patchwork, it is a challenge to find fresh ideas to display our favorite products in customer-friendly ways.  We were really scratching our heads when a bunch of new Tana Lawn prints from Liberty of London arrived last week on unruly five-foot-tall bolts!   Our solution:  we filled a handful of simple wooden embroidery hoops with swatches of fabric and displayed them all on the wall like a family portrait gallery.

These swatch portraits are so easy to make and they make great gifts too! Enjoy!

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

Materials

To make one portrait:

Pattern

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

Place fabric in the hoop, pull taught.

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

Turn to wrong side, run a small line of glue around the inside hoop, just next to the fabric.
Press fabric into glue, all the way around.

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

Allow Glue to dry.

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho

Trim fabric to edge of hoop.

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits | Purl Soho