I've noticed all of those cute banners in your store and wondered if you will share with us how they're made.
I love making those banners. They're an easy, "no sew" project that anyone can do. I was influenced by the banners I've seen made out of paper, but because fabric is what I do, mine are mostly made of fabric.
At first I just cut some triangles out of card stock and covered them with fabric using Wonder Under or other fusibles,
then glued on some ric rac and a few button embellishments.
Punched holes and strung them together with pretty ribbon.
The letters are premade (purchased at craft and scrapbook stores) and glued on.
But then I got to thinking...
...why couldn't I machine gather crepe paper? It's cheep. It comes precut in the perfect width and is available in lots of colors.
So I got out my #16 foot - the gathering foot - and gave it a whirl.
And to my delight
it worked. Beautifully.
So I glued it to a fabric covered round of cardstock.
Then ironed fabric to copy paper using Wonder Under
and made some fans just like we did as kids
then used my point turner to help set the creases.
Folded them in half
and glued them. I did this three times and glued them all together.
Then layered the gathered crepe paper to the fabric covered fan to a shiny foil doily.
And topped them all with another fabric covered piece of cardstock, some flowers and one of those letters.
Now why couldn't I sew that ric rac on through the cardstock?
I swear (if I swore) that my machine will do whatever I ask!
I hot glued in a dowel and added a tulle bow.
If that doesn't say "Welcome Spring", I don't know what does.
Doesn't it look like a giant sugar free lolly pop?
I love the contrast of textures of the fabric and paper with the flowers, charms and tulle. I could make these for days!
Having this much fun on a Sunday afternoon should be illegal.
Encourage one another,