Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Banner, Bunting or Garland Tutorial

Red White and Blue

It seems like some Holidays come and go's so fast that I don't always have time to decorate. I've been wanting to make a Stamped Garland for awhile now, so with 4th of July around the corner I decided to go with a red, white and blue theme.
The best part about a project like this is you can use what you have, no need to pick up any special supplies.
What you'll need: Fabric{two kinds}, Scissors{if you happen to have a rotary cutter it makes it a little easier}, Stamp, Ink, Ribbon{anything will do, I used rick rack}, and a Sewing Machine.
Cut your fabric into Triangles. The fabric you choose for the back piece needs to be slightly larger than the front piece. I made my banner for a small space, so you may need more pieces depending on how large you want your banner to be. This size is perfect to drape across a mantel, doorway or a mirror. I cut 7 Blue and 4 White.
Stamp front Triangles{if you don't have a stamp, you can always sew something on the front piece OR leave it plain}.
Pin together....
Sew in place.....
Pin ribbon in place. Sew across the top of each piece.....
Hang!

6 comments:

maureencracknell said...

So cute! I just made a scalloped bunting last week. I love making them, such a sweet addition to a room.

M.M.E. said...

They look gorgeous! I really want to make one for my new apartment. I think it would look great over the bed.

birdie blue said...

so pretty! love that last picture, your shelf liner is sweet.

have the loveliest day
~molly

vintage mum said...

thanks for sharing you make it look so easy, I bet mine will be all different sizes :) but I will have a go

Cate

Monked & Fifed said...

This is so great! I love the Keep Calm stamp! I may have to give this a go...
Thanks for posting it!
alison
http://monkednfifed.blogspot.com

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