Khatam Fabric Magnet {Tutorial}

The Rub el Hizb is a Muslim symbol, represented as two overlapping squares. It is used a lot in Arabesque tile designs. It is sometimes called a khatam in Arabic and started showing up in architecture in the Middle Ages.

I recently got a new Friskers punch that you’ll be seeing quite a bit of in the next month.  Today we used the punch to create this card stock template to make these fabric magnets.

Enjoy today’s photo tutorial!


Magnet sheet cut into 5×5 sheets
4 different fabric scraps
Rub el hizb cardstock template





Yes, it’s that easy.  Here are some samples of our designs we created from all our pieces.









To create more fun Arabesque designs, be sure to visit other tutorials on A Crafty Arab Pinterest boards.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.