Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Name Banner

Last week I threw a baby shower for my good friend, Amy. She's having a baby boy and decided to name him Jacob (I can't argue with that fabulous name, as it is my son's name, too!). I needed some decorations and decided a name banner would not only make things a bit more festive, but it would also make a great gift for the new addition.

I started by gathering my fabric scraps and cutting out 11 triangles.

I made a 2" guide out of cardboard and just cut away! I had some 3" bias tape from previous projects that I used to secure the triangles together. I just slipped the top of the banner into the bias tape and then used a zig-zag stitch on the top.

After that was done, I cute out "Jacob" using freezer paper to make a stencil. I should have used the iron longer to secure the stencils in place, as some of the corners came away when I painted over them. This caused some bleeding....

 ...and I had to improvise and hide the mistakes by making some polka dots...with the eraser end of a pencil.

I think it hid the bleeding pretty well.

Contrasting thread makes a fun pattern on the bias tape. This project was super easy, and took about 1/2 an hour.

I love how it turned out and think that maybe my Jacob needs one, too!

1 comment:

I would love to hear from you!