If your name is Emma, stop reading this post and just wait by the mailbox!
Everyone else, you may continue reading. My niece's birthday is coming up (actually, tomorrow. And yes, her banner will be arriving late) and I wanted to make something light and flat I could send in a card envelope. Enter the fabric banner, which is by no means new to the blogging world, but certainly is very cute.
sewing machine w/thread
Iron fabric to interfacing. I did this so the triangles would be a little stiffer since my fabric was light and thin. I suppose if you used a heavier fabric you could skip this.
Cut out triangles. I used 2 different fabric patterns and needed 4 triangles for the name Emma. I also cut out a triangle template from my Silhouette, but you could easy get a template from Word autoshapes.
Stick triangles into a flap on the bias tape. Pin the triangle to hold it in place.
Using your sewing machine, do a stitch across the length of the bias tape. I used a zig-zag stitch.
You can stop here, OR keep going by adding letters to spell out a name, word or phrase. Iron on more fabric to the interfacing- this will be for your letters. Using letters as a template (I cut out letters on my Silhouette), trace them backwards on the interfacing. Cut out with scissors and then iron onto your triangles.
Hang up and admire! Love your project so much that you keep putting off mailing it until the day before you want it to arrive. I'm sure the US postal service can get it from Chicago to Seattle in less than a day...
Happy Birthday Emma!