Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{birthday week} celebrate banner

i think it's safe to say that you enjoyed giveaway day!
it makes us very happy to know that you share the same LOVE that we do for those awesome products!

let's keep the celebration going with today's project...

i think you all know our love for banners!

there isn't an occasion that flies by without hanging one.

you have to....they are just too cute!!

So, in case you don't already know how to whip one up...
we are going to tell you!

you'll need...

cute fabrics - totaling about 1 yard
muslin - about 1 yard
silhouette's clean cut fabric interfacing - it took about 3/4 of the package
wonder under - about 1/2 yard
a template for your flags
 (we cut a piece of thick cardstock into a 6.5 x 11.5 rectangle. folded it in half and cut the V shape out of the bottom)
a template for your letters
a sewing machine
double fold bias tape

first:  use your template to cut out 9 flags with your cute fabric and 9 flags of the muslin.

second:: we used the silhouette and the new clean cut fabric interfacing to cut out our letters.  can we say...awesome!  we were able to iron on the interfacing to the fabric first, then let the silhouette do the rest. 
(that machine cut the fabric so was fantastic)
(sorry we just happen to be on the r.a.t. of celebRATe)
if you do not have a silhouette, no worries.  you can easily print out your letters using a computer. using the reverse side of the letter trace it on to your wonder under (the letter should be backwards) or other interfacing. then iron that on to your fabric. then they easily can be cut with scissors. all you need to do now is peel off the paper and it's ready to iron. 

third:  with right sides together, sew your flags leaving the top open.
(you will close this up when you sew on the bias tape)
fourth:  press your flags right side out.

fifth:  pin your flags to the bias tape.  we left about 21" on each side and about 1 1/2"  in between flags.
sew on your flags.

sixth:  iron on your "celebrate" letters (or whatever saying you choose).
and you're done!!
it really is that simple!

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and a little fyi...

in the Silhouette Studio, we typed out all of the letters in the font Impact. When re-sizing the letters, make sure that the height of the actual letters are the same. (We did them at 6")
hope you have something to celebrate soon!!


  1. How cute! (And simple!) I think I need to make one today while I am home with a sick kid that says "SPRING". Maybe it'll help the snow melt faster! Happy Birthday week!

  2. I've been looking for a banner to add to my birthday decorations. I LOVE this! Thanks for the idea!

  3. AWESOME! This could so work for all THREE of my girls!!

  4. Very cute. Can you get Wonder Under at places like Joanns?

  5. OMGoodness! I absolutely love this made out of fabric! Thanks for the instructions!

    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.c om

  6. hi natalie! you sure can. you can buy it right off the bolt. :)

  7. what a fun looking banner and it looks so easy to make

  8. It's beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

  9. I love the banner. Thanks for the instructions. I have way too many projects that I want to do.

  10. I want one of these so bad - I am a follower of the their blog, but it is just daily torture that I don't already have one!

  11. Love it!! Man I wish i had a silhouette!!!

  12. Beautiful! I need to get a silhouette!!

  13. Love this! Just might have to make it for a party I have coming up!

  14. Now I really need a silhouette machine. Too cute.

  15. Love it!!! Just purchased a silhouette and am still trying to learn how to use it. Thanks for always posting your instructions. Do you have to use the silhouette fabric interfacing and can you use others with it??

  16. Another great project with some inside tips. Gotta love that!

  17. So cute! I just bought a sewing machine and took her for a spin a few days ago... where do you get your fabric from? I went to Joannes and got a few cute things but there was a pretty limited selection. I have found a lot of designer fabrics i love but how do you justify 20 bucks a yard!? Any suggestions?!

  18. EVERYDAY is a gift worth celebrating! Thank you for sharing this project!
    SEW cute with fabric..would be cute with paper too :)

  19. Very cute! I love the Silhouette and can't wait to try something like this!

  20. AWESOME!!! Fantastic idea thanks :)

  21. On my to-do list it said, "find banner tutorial"... no joke. Thank you for helping me check something off! Now to the fabric store because this is a good excuse for some cute fabric!!

  22. so totally adorable! my daughter's birthday is coming up and i've been searching high and low for the perfect banner for her party. thanks for the tutorial! love it! :)

  23. I love this! I've been wanting to make a birthday banner. Thank you!