Thursday, April 29, 2010

Artful Thursday #16 – Mother’s Day Banner Bunting Tutorial

Wow, I hadn’t realized I’ve had 15 posts until now.. Artful Thursdays have been an inspiration for me to de-stash and be extra creative each week; thanks again go to Julie Collings for this fantastic idea.

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

This is a quick project that I thought would look great hanging on a window or across a door for Mother’s Day. I started off with two equal sized pieces of fabric. These happened to be about 11” x 18” :

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

I folded the fabric in half and, on a piece of paper, measured & cut out a triangle that would fit in the space. It was easy to use this as a template to cut out as many as would fit from the fabric:

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

Sewing with right-sides together, I quickly seamed up the two long sides of each triangle:

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

I turned each triangle right-side out through the top and pressed flat with a hot iron:

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

Next, I returned to my paper triangle template and drew out the letters I wanted. I used the triangle as a guide for how big to make the letters. (You can also print out text or trace letters from a book or stencil.) Once I cut out the letters from the paper, I was able to trace them onto the right-side of some fabric that I had prepared with paper-backed fusible webbing. You could also iron on freezer paper to add some stability to the fabric letters, or use pre-purchased felt ones. Next, I ironed-on and sewed around each letter to secure it and add details. My original plan was to do this stitching by hand and use embroidery floss but I wanted to keep this a quick project:

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

Lining the triangles up, I pinned them between the folds of a scrap of quilt binding from my stash and quickly sewed it all together.

Tamdoll's Mother's Day Bunting

I felt they needed a little more punch of white, so I added the crochet flower & now they’re ready to be hung for Mother’s Day!

over the kitchen sink

Look for this at the Craft schooling Sunday link party, too – lots of fun!

Happy Artful Thursday.

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I’ve never done any Mother’s Day decorating before, what about you? If you’ll be making one of these, be sure to add a link to your pictures and share!

4 comments:

  1. Such a inspiring column of artful thursday ~ i've been enjoying it lots! Thanks for this wonderful bunting tutorial! I love and adore your gorgeous bunting! Will have to try this out. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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  2. Sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, which works well with your artful Thursday!all the best, Sara

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  3. Very cute! Love the sewn letters.

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  4. I love banners- very sweet

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