Christmas countdown: 17 days!
Are you ready?
We've been sharing tutorials for last-minute homemade gift ideas. Skip the stores (well, except your local quilt shop!) and spend time at your sewing machine instead.
Today Lisa from Stubbornly Crafty is here with the sweetest bow banner tutorial. (With the right fabrics and enough time, this could even be great garland for your Christmas tree!) Lisa used the soft and feminine prints from Eleanor Burns' Zoey collection to make a string of bows that could accessorize a wall or window in a little girl's room, serve as decorations for a birthday party, or hang on a headboard (picture it with a matching quilt and pillow shams!). Check out Lisa's tutorial and and at the end you'll see how you can enter to win a fat quarter bundle of the Zoey prints.
Hi all! I'm Lisa from Stubbornly Crafty here to share my quick and easy last-minute Christmas gift idea. We'll be making this cute bow banner.
For supplies you'll need:
- needle and thread
- sewing machine
- serger or pinking sheers
After ironing your fabric, cut out rectangles 8.5"x11" for your bow. When finished, each bow measures 5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. To figure out how many bows you'll need, measure where you'd like to display your banner. This particular banner I've made is 12 bows long.
Take one of your rectangles and fold it in half long ways with right sides together. Sew down the long side using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Turn right side out.
With the seam down the center, fold your bow in half with the short sides together and sew together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
After sewing, use pinking sheers or a serger to prevent fraying. Turn your fabric so the seam is on the inside in the middle back.
Pinch your bow in the middle.
Wrap your twine around the center of the bow (I wrapped it around five times) and tie in a knot in the back.
Using a needle and thread, sew a few small stitches to attach the bows together.
Once you have all your bows sewn together, hang it up and admire.
Head over to Lisa's blog to find out how you can win a fat quarter bundle of the Zoey fabric collection.
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