Around the net and Pinterest I've spotted a bit of word bunting of late and it really appeals to me.
The first one I made was for Thanksgiving.. in the middle of cooking Pumpkin pie.
A couple of days later Miss 8 had her birthday, with a pink, blue theme so of course she needed a word banner
You will need - paper, felt, vliesofix, and iron, sewing machine
First up, freehand the letters for your word (I like mixing up upper and lower case)
|my supply from Aussie recently ran out so I had to sell an organ to buy more in NZ - so EXPENSIVE!!!|
Remove the backing paper and then iron onto felt - I chose white for this project but have used blue, red, yellow on the others.
Cut the letters out again.
You can skip this next step if you want to - I didn't do it for the first two banners but chose to for the Christmas one so it will last longer.
Sew around the edge of each letter to permanently fix it to the felt
Next, before you start stitching, grab the threads coming out of the machine - both the top and bobbin and pull these out about a metre
|you will use these to hang it|
Now start sewing along the top of each letter, stitching for a bit between each letter so there is a gap
when you finish, pull out the cotton again at the end for your other string for hanging
Ta Da! (my word for 2014)
Please send me a link if you make some so I can be inspired to do more!!!