I made a fabric banner from some pretty flowered fabric fat quarters I bought from the Flower Sugar line by the Japanese fabric company Lecien.
I trimmed it with some crochet trim I bought at the 100 yen store on my Tokyo trip but you can find crochet trim like this anywhere.
My crochet trim is just cooler because it happens to be Japanese!
This banner is perfect to hang in my kitchen or somewhere in the garden....
It's such happy fabric and cheers up my potting shed!
Doesn't that brighten things up?
I love this little terra cotta angel that was sitting half forgotten in my potting shed.
Would you like to make a cheery banner too?
Banner/ Bunting Tutorial
First, I made a cutting template. Draw on paper folded in half so both sides are the same.
Then I cut out a front pieces and 8 back pieces from an old tablecloth.
I made a1/4 inch sewing guideline on each piece for my crochet trim.
Then I sewed the crochet trim to it.
Then I pinned the back piece to the front piece. I made sure the outside pieces of each side were facing each other. Then I sewed them with a 3/8 inch seam allowance, sandwiching the crochet trim inside.
I put the pieces right side out and pressed them with an iron.
Silly me, I forgot the last picture!
I got a package of some 1/2 inch folded bias tape and sewed my pieces onto it, sandwiching the top raw edges of the banner pieces into the folded bias tape.