Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An oilcloth flag banner for my mom

So let's go all the way back to the end of April for a moment. My parents were visiting here. I asked my mom what she wanted for Mother's Day, and she asked if I would be able to make her a banner, like kinds she has seen on Etsy and loved. So I thought, why not! Doesn't seem too hard since I already know sewing basics. She picked out some favorite oilcloth fabric with retro style patterns on them. I ordered those along with my own picks to add to it from Oil Cloth Addict.

I ordered a sample pack and a fat quarters set(of 4) and had plenty to make two 9 foot long banners. I have enough left over to make even more!

So here's my process! Click pictures to zoom in.

I made a triangle template out of simple paper, to about the shape I thought would look good. I used "wide single fold" red bias tape which was so easy to work with. It's already folded over and pressed down, so you just stick your cut out triangle shapes in between and sew. The process went pretty smoothly! I don't know why I haven't made more since then. I plan to.

I finally got to give the finished product to my mom in June when they came to visit again. So it was a late Mother's Day gift but she loved it! And here they are hung up in her house in Alabama in July. Two 9 ft long flag banners.

7 comments:

Fallon said...

Cute! Love the colors =)

considerthelillies said...

i am in love with them Stina!! You should make more to sell in your shop! They make me feel like everyday is some sort of celebration!

Christopher And Tia said...

Oh I love it, I love it!!!!!!!

I wish I had more bright colorful decorations for my home. I don't even bother browsing cute ideas anymore. I know that its just not in the cards for me right now, haha.

But your banners, I love.

beka said...

Ah, that's really neat!

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Nancy (Jesse and Sophia's grandma) said...

The banners came out really good. You should make more and sell them in your shop.

SewSweetStitches said...

Aw SO cute, I love anything oilcloth! My local fabric shop has a ton of it and it's sooo tempting!

Nen said...

i wanted to make some of these for my parents anniversary party... but never got around to it! they look awesome! you did a great job!!