I’m not usually a big Valentine’s Day person, but then again, a holiday built around chocolate can’t be all bad!
Anyway, a couple of weekends ago, I got the urge to make something – anything! – and I put together these Valentine’s banners. You could adapt the banner for all kinds of events, like a birthday or shower!
I had broken every rule about buying stuff when I bought this pink and gold fabric at Stone Mountain and Daughter a few months ago, because I didn’t have any particular plan for it – I just thought it was so pretty! Luckily, my irresponsible buying habit had a happy ending this time!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- pink fabric – I used Clarabelle Carnation Gold Hexagons by Hoffman Fabrics
- cream fabric – I used simple muslin I had in the house
- Heat ‘n Bond ultra hold iron-on adhesive
- cream double-fold bias binding
Here’s how to do it:
- Iron the Heat ‘n Bond onto onto the back of one half of the pink fabric and cream fabric
- Leaving a small section of fabric with Heat ‘n Bond to cut out letters, fold over and iron the fabric onto the first half, creating double-sided fabric
- Cut triangles from the pink and cream fabric
- Trace letters IN REVERSE (you can see I forgot this and remembered just in time, before I cut them out!) on the back of the Heat ‘n Bond.
- Cut out the letters and iron onto the triangle pennants
- Using a zig-zag stitch, sew the pennants between the folds of the bias binding. Leave some bias binding on either end to use to tie up your banner.
I made enough to hang a banner in our living-dining room and our family room!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Julie aka “Jewels”