Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stitch This: Appliqued Baby Banner with Polka-dots and Robots

Appliqued Baby Banner

My little sister is 8.5 months pregnant and little tucker will be here before we know it!  I always like sewing a project (or two) for the little ones in the family.  I think it started when my niece, who is starting college this year, was born.  I made her an over the top frilly crib was a little bit country and not rock and roll.

For Tuc, I settled on making him a banner that can hang in his room.  It was easy as pie to stitch.

Let's Make

First, I printed large block letters from my computer that spelled..."Tucker".

Next, I ironed fusible webbing to the back side of the applique fabric.  The fabric is Robot Factory by Robert Kaufman.

Next, I pinned the letters to the fabric with the fusible webbing attached.  (be careful that you place them in the right direction)

 Then I cut out the letters.

Next, I made a pattern for the banner shape.  I measured my largest letter and designed my triangle shape to fit the largest letter nicely.   I added 1/2" around the edges for seam allowance.

To find the center of each triangle, I folded them in half an pressed a crease.  I peeled the paper backing off the letters, positioned them in the center and then attached them to the triangles with an iron.

Next, I satin stitched around each letter.  Polka dot fabric is Half Moon by Moda.

Next, I cut a backing fabric from some plain cotton muslin.  Pinned around the sides.

Ready for stitching.

I sewed around the sides (not the top).  I clipped the corner at the point to remove the bulk, turned right-side out and pressed.

Lastly, I lined up my triangles and pinned a long piece of ribbon across the top of the banner.  I sewed in place and trimmed my threads.

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