Gorgeous Stacy from Freshly Handmade agreed to participate in our Holiday Tutorial series, and we are so glad she did. This banner is so darling! Her blog is full of amazing projects, great tutorials with well written instructions and great photos (as you will see here). She quilts, decorates, DIY, designs, cooks, she does it all! Be sure to check out her blog, and she is a fun one to follow on Instagram as well @freshlyhandmade. Now to decide if I can fit some time in to make this banner!?!
Greetings Quilt Story readers! My name is Stacy and I blog over at Freshly Handmade. This is where I chronicle my many different creative projects, from sewing and quilting to painting and decorating. I'm a DIY junkie and fabric lover, probably like many of you. I'd love to have you stop by and introduce yourself. While you're there, check out my other tutorials. I am excited to be sharing my Christmas Bunting Tutorial with you today. It looks great on a fireplace mantel or just hanging on the wall. Let's get started!
Approximately 4" x 78"
- Print out of templates (see below materials list)
- 1/2 yard cotton linen blend or enough scrap fabric to make 15 banners (I used Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Blend in Natural)
- Cotton print scraps for 14 letters, at least 3" x 3" in size
- Small amount of green and red cotton print scraps for holly leaves and berries
- Paper backed fusible web for light to medium weight fabrics
- 3 yards cotton twill or polyester ribbon, 7/8" wide
- Dark brown thread
- Thread that blends with the ribbon color
- Small scissors
- Large scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Clear acrylic ruler
- Measuring tape
- Hand sewing needle
- Straight pins
- Ink pen or water soluble pen
- Starch (optional)
- Sewing machine (is that too obvious?)
STEP 1: Click on the image below to download the template pages. Print page 1 on either copy paper or white card stock. I recommend printing page 2 on card stock since it helps to have a stiffer paper for the banner template.
STEP 16: Turn on some Christmas music, pour some eggnog, hang the bunting (careful not to drink too much eggnog before this step or it might be crooked), step back, give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your new holiday decoration. Oh wait, was this supposed to be a gift??
Happy Holidays to you all! Thank you to Heather and Megan for inviting me to participate in this year's Holiday Tutorial Series!