DIY Train Photo Frame For Kids

Troom Troom
by Troom Troom
In this tutorial we'll make a bright photo frame from ordinary household cloths! This funny photo train will perfectly embellish a children room with beloved faces!

We’ll need:
  • a set of colored household cloths;
  • cardstock;
  • patterns from attachment;
  • sewing needle and black threads;
  • hole puncher;
  • family photos;
  • black cord.

Place light grey patterns on cardboard and trace with a pencil. You can find the patterns and assembly scheme in the attachment to this tutorial.

Cut out.

Now we’ll trace dark grey patterns on cloths.
Pin them down to keep in place. Cut out.

Make other details in the same way.

Glue to the cardboard base.

When all the details are attached make a photo pocket-frame.
To avoid deforming seam the perimeter. You can do it with a sewing machine but it will look more decorative by hand.

Sew down the frame to the train engine leaving the loose top to put in a photo.

The train engine is nearly ready.
Repeat for train cars.

Cross stitch the wheels.

Make holes for a cord.

Put the photos in the frame pockets.

Tie a loop on the other cord end to hang the train on the wall.
Join the train with the cord by passing it through the holes.
Cut out the excess and make a loop on the other end.
Distribute the train cars evenly.

The funny photo train will embellish a kids room with beloved faces.

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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Mar 29, 2017
    Adorable! Love the colors!!

  • Hlpinghand Hlpinghand on Jan 06, 2021

    Very clever and very sweet! Here's a suggestion for your border sewing (where you've stitched the black thread squares onto the yellow and pink borders)--just cut the outside of the square, then stitch around like you're already doing, then cut out the centers of the square. By doing it that way, you'll have more felt to hold onto, less chance of getting stuck by your needle and it will be less tiring on your fingers. I'm going to give your idea a try, thanks so much for suggesting it!