Playing with Heal’s fabric

Heal’s recently launched their first fabric collection since the 1970s.

Heal’s fabric range ‘1810’ has been created by emerging and established designers – designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Hannibal and Malika Favre to Hvass and Cressida Bell. The collection is what they call “a celebration of classic and modern designs”.

I was sent a fabric bundle to preview some of the collection, so decided to make something for one of the little princesses in my life.

My tools.

  • A standard piece of cardboard.
  • ruler and a pencil
  • scalpel
  • paper scissors
  • fabric scissors
  • fast tack glue
  • glue gun


As I was wanted to put the letter in a frame I measured it up to make sure it would fit.

blank square

Using a scalpel is always fun…

cut out

I wanted the letter to be raised from the frame and pretty sturdy so I doubled up, using the first cut out as a template. Then I used a bit of sticky tape to hold them together (quicker than waiting for glue to dry, I’m a tad impatient).

double cut out

I trimmed off the rough edges and ironed it before cutting and gluing it.


There was no professional method or finesse to the cutting and gluing process, it wasn’t pretty, but at least the end result is!

photo 2

The finished product. I painted a plain 5×7 wooden IKEA frame to make it a little ‘louder’ and used my trusty glue gun to stick the letter down – that was it!

photo 5

I hope she likes it!


Fabric: Top Brass 2 by Zandra Rhodes (kindly supplied by Heal’s)
Paint: Bermuda Cocktail 2 by Dulux

– Photography by Delali Foli –


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