Sunday, October 24, 2010

Give Thanks Banner Tutorial

Here is a banner I made .....

I copied.

I actually saw this on another blog - but cannot remember where!

(If you know where it was - please email me or comment - I want to give credit!)

I saw this cute banner at La Famille!

Here is a quick tutorial.

Items needed:
jute twine
scrap material in fall colors
Brown thread for sewing machine
No-Sew Adhesive paper
stitch witch (optional)

Double the burlap and cut 8" from the fold (through both pieces -for a total piece 16" long). Cut each panel approximately 5-1/2" wide.

Iron the no-sew adhesive

onto the back side of the scrap fabrics...

Draw out your letters about 4-1/2" in height and 3" in width on the adhesive paper.
(Remember to draw the G, S, and N in reverse!)

Iron a letter onto each flag.

Then sew with a zigzag stitch down each side of the flag
and sew around the edge of each letter...

(You will be sewing through two layers of burlap)

Take the jute twine

and lay across the tops of the burlap penants.....

Fold the edge over the twine and then iron over the edge (I used stitch witch here to keep it secure for my sewing)

I then ran a straight stitch across all of the flags...

Doesn't have to be perfect - it's burlap!

I made a few extras....

And I am hoping to sell them in my booth at a local antique market where I have a few items.

If you want one - email me - $40 $35 includes shipping within the US.

Have a great day!

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bj said...

This is so cute..thanks for showing us how to do it..:)

Christy said...

I looove this banner! I've never thought of using the ribbon, I always have jagged cuts out of yards of burlap! It looks great!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hey girlie...looks awesome. I just bought one from a gal in South Dakota. Not sure if it's the same place you saw it or not. Her name is Alicia Hutchinson and her blog name is la famile. I think.

Chrissie said...

This is great for fall. I am loving anything with burlap right now!Thanks for the tutorial~

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Thanks, Becky - It was La Famille!

Alicia said...

thanks for the shout out! glad you were inspired by my banner :)

Carole said...

Clever idea--thanks for sharing. Banners seem to be this year's "it" thing.

janet said...

'sew' clever and cute...well done!

janet xox

Privet and Holly said...

Thanks for sharing how
to do this!! I want to
make one for over my
sewing area which needs
some serious l.o.v.e. !!
Maybe Create or Inspire
or something like that.
Love the little acorn
on yours, Trish! I'm sure
these will get snapped
up, fast : ) Happy Monday!
xx Suanne

melissa said...

Very cute! I just happen to have quite a bit of burlap in my stash:)

Chic Creations said...

So cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing and giving the directions.

Jane said...

I love this! You could do different ones for the seasons, too.

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

I really like this! It's going to my Tumblr file to save.. very cute. And now I'll have to go check out la famile (:

Anonymous said...

This is one of the CUTEST PROJECTS! What a great idea for a fall banner. It looks perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest. What a treasure!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this project. It's so cute. I wish I had the patience for sewing. When I saw the no-sew adhesive I was hopeful. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job!

Laura said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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