As "Sewing Sheriff," I declare... All celebrations need fabric!
It's an easy sew... two pieces about 7x9 sewn together right sides together and turned. The blocks are irregular sizes and I think that adds to the look... fun and homemade. I sewed two sides and the bottom leaving the top open for turning. I folded the top down about a half inch and sewed the blocks and rick rack in one step. The hand drawn letters were penciled on "Wonder Under" and ironed on. We also like "Steam a Seam" for this kind of project.
I have made many buntings in my day, some glued, some sewn and some tied. All are good. This is one of my favorites. I made this birthday banner/bunting for the shoppe's first birthday. I have used it countless times since and it is currently hanging in my dining room (notice no curtains yet in my house... still waiting for that Robert Kaufman white linen).
|It is actually two banners tied together. I could have trimmed the hanging rick rack but I wanted to be able to hang them separately when needed. The word "happy" could be hung indefinitely (who doesn't need a reminder).|
This project was a leap for me. In the past I have always used templates for letters. I wanted to break out of my comfort zone and do letters free hand. Hey, I am not an artist... It was huge for me but I love the way they turned out. I drew these by looking at "Georgia" font and going for it.
|This was my inspiration fabric.|
Make one for someone or for yourself no matter your age... I am 52 today!
Hope to sew you soon!
ps... don't come looking for any of the fabrics I used on this banner. It is over 4 years old. We have some even better ones now!!