Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Banner- Two Ways

Saturday, October 2, 2010
I was asked to make a Halloween banner that said boo! (thanks, Angela!). I wanted to make sure I had all my bases covered (and hoping she'd like at least one of them ;) )- so I made two banners.
The first banner uses a zig zag stitch on the edges (I use a double layer of felt so the pennants have more body and hang better) using black thread. I strung the pennants on a simple black ribbon, but dressed it up with strips of ripped, striped Halloween fabric. It's casual and fun and very festive!
Here's the whole thing:

The next banner has medium sized ric rac sewn in between the layers of felt so that just half the trim is sticking out. I used a straight stitch and black thread. Then the pennants are tied together using three different colors of ribbon. I love how the fabric with the little looped edges mimics the look of the ric rac. This method was a little more difficult, but I think the classic, fancier look is worth it!
So, take those plain 'ol pennants and dress them up a bit! They are both cute- but completely different. Which one suits you?


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

It's hard to choose, but I think I like the ric rac banner a little better... the ric rac makes it stands out a little more. Nice work! These are both really cute.

Brande J. said...

I love the ric rac one! Darling! One of these I will be buying a banner from you! So crafty :)

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