Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sewing a layered fabric banner

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You may have noticed that I like banners, buntings, garlands…whatever you call them, I like them. 

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I cut a pattern from a piece of paper and played with it until it was the size that I wanted.

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I sewed around the two long sides and then turned them right side out.

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I press up the side seams as far as I can reach with the iron and then flatten the triangles out.

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Then I arrange them flat on the ironing board and arrange the pieces as I want them. 

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I pin the pieces together just as I want to sew them.

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I bind them together with a piece of extra wide double fold bias tape, leaving about 8 inches on either end for hanging or tying them up.

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Then I hung it up and admired it! 

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Looks pretty hanging in the tree!

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I made this one for my niece’s baby shower today…

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Very cute!  And it matches her nursery so she can hang it there!

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I am linking to these great parties!

 

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28 comments:

Polkadot-pretties said...

Love this project!!!!
I currently have a Craft, Create and Inspire linky party going on...
I would love you to link up this project :)
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_14.html
Claire x

Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam said...

Love this! I'm a sucker for buntings! Sharing on my networks today! Please feel free to grab a featured button and get your brag on :) Thanks so much for linkin up!!

Jill said...

Gorgeous Ellen - and a lovely clear little tute on how to make them!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Love the bunting! I have been meaning to make one for my girls. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I love bunting!! I'm hopelessly obsessed with it right now! Love the layered look of yours! It turned out great!!

Taylor said...

So cute! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

hannahw said...

Beautiful bunting! My "Lines Across My Face" offering is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-bunnys-birthday-dress.html!

hannahw said...

Beautiful bunting! My "Lines Across My Face" offering is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-bunnys-birthday-dress.html!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Oh how fun! What a great decoration piece and they can totally use it for a keepsake!Love your blog! Its so cute!

PS- I have a super fun giveaway going on. I would love for you to enter!
http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-1-dgordon.html

Jennifer said...

Never thought to layer bunting. Makes such a big difference. Beautiful.

cheapcraftymama said...

That is adorable, I bet she loved it!
I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my linky party (starting this evening)- "Pin It & Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Kei said...

Your bunting looks great! I love that it's layered, it really makes it stand out! :)

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

This is so cute- we love the fabric that you chose! See you next week at Beautify It Monday!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fabulous idea to double it up! Love it!

Balancing said...

this turned out really nice! great tutorial!

Taylor-Ann said...

How cleaver is this. I love it and would love if you showed it off on my link party.

kampenlane.com

~Taylor

micki @ ADD housewife said...

very cute!

Ruth said...

very cute! I dpo love the overlappy-ness. :o)

Jed and Ivy said...

I love the layered bunting. That's how I do my bunting too. I've got a party going on at my blog right now too, if you're interested!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So lovely!
Visiting from Fridays Unfolded

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Mindie Hilton said...

Very pretty.

Amy said...

So fun!! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is so adorable! The layers are a great idea and your fabric is perfect. Thanks for linking up at this week's party!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I love your bunting! The way you layered them on top of each other is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,

Trish

Kitty From A Law Student's Journey said...

Looooveee your banner! You were featured this week on the tute tuesday link-up!! Thanks for linking up, and feel free to drop by and link up again this week!
http://threeyearsofdeath.blogspot.com/2012/04/tute-tuesday-link-up-11.html

Carrie said...

What a great tutorial!! Your banner is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Six Sisters said...

We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

So darling. And I LOVE the fabric choices too.

Warmly, Michelle