Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Girly Name Buntings

I have been wanting to make some bunting after seeing lots of bunting and garlands in blogland.  My great nieces 3rd birthday is coming up so I decided to make some garland and some bunting for her party. I found this fabric at WalMart, got 3/4 yard of it for less than $3. 
I cut it into triangles 7" long across the base and about 10 inches long. 
I cut enough to make my 4 month old great niece a bunting too, so I needed a total of 22 triangles.  Well, I was able to cut 23 triangles out of that much fabric, so it worked out perfectly!
I sewed a single seam around the raw edges, with two pieces with the wrong sides together, just to give it some body and give it a more finished look.
Then I sewed the appropriate number of triangles to a white ribbon that would be on the back of the bunting.  By the way, I just ordered one of the "sweet deals" from The Ribbon Retreat...so I had lots of new grosgrain ribbon that I needed to try out. 
Then I sewed the colored ribbon on top of the white ribbon close to both edges.  I used orange on one and bright pink on the other one.
I bought iron on letters from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and ironed on, not measuring, just guesstimating the placement of the girls' names.  These letters were really easy to apply, you just peel the letter off the sheet and iron it on for 15 seconds.  Too easy!
The black letters really pop on the bright fabrics...

My niece can use Elena's for her birthday party and then use them both for decorating the girls' room!

22 comments:

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Zibeline Knits said...

Visiting you from Buzz on By. What beautiful quilts! Have a great Thursday!

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Jennifer said...

too cute!!! I just love birthday banners!

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

Love your blog-cute stuff!! I'm a new follower from New Friend Fridays!

T.bird

Letti said...

Very sweet. Great fabric choice. Do you have any ideas on a Halloween Banner?

Michelle said...

Adorable! I love the fabric. Elena will be so pleased.

Tasha said...

I {heart} buntings. This turned out darling. Love your fabric choice. Thank you for linking it up. I always love a tutorial too!

Nina... said...

Very cute! Love the bright and happy flowers.

Seams Inspired said...

Sweet! I love this idea. :o) Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Larri at Seams Inspired

Haylee said...

Cute idea!

Chris said...

Such a fun addition to your daughter's room. Well done!

Allison Shops said...

How cute!

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Miri said...

Sweet, pretty and quick! Love it!

Tami B said...

Cute idea ... I'm sure the girls will love them! Happy sewing/weekend!

trish said...

Very cute! :o)

Meg said...

Great idea! Again---come and show me how to sew this neat stuff!

Leslie said...

this is adorable. great finish

Jill said...

Great bunting! I love the added letters too! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit again!


Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Great job. Those are so cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Hope to see you soon!

Melissa

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i LOVE bunting and yours looks very professional :) come on over and link up to MMM!

Kaysi said...

That is adorable!

Angela - Thrifty Homemaker said...

Very cute! Great Christmas gift idea to start working on.

Angela