Hey there! Shanon here from HustleMama Handmade. It’s hard to believe we are half-way through September. Especially here in the desert where it’s still a hundred degrees daily! Nevertheless, I decided to crank down my A/C and close my curtains to pretend we have a fall! I’ve been crafting fall projects with my kids, and needed something for our mantel. This Fall Fabric Bunting was just perfect!
First, gather your supplies: scrap fabric, trims, burlap pieces and heat’n’bond (optional). Not shows: needle, thread, buttons. I got this handy 4 pack of burlap flags at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off in the scrapbook section, but you could easily cut your own. Same for the trims- they regularly have 50% off sales on the ribbon and trims!
I printed the word FALL in Word so I could trace the letters for my banner. Go ahead and cut out the letters, and then iron on scarp pieces of the heat’n’bond (or any fusible web) to your scrap fabric pieces. This step is optional, but I like to adhere the letters to the flags before stitching so they don’t wiggle around too much.
Trace the letters onto the backing – backwards! This is important so your letters end up the right ways when you cut them out.
Cut out letters are you traced them, peel off backing and iron onto flags.
Stitch letters onto flags. You can machine stitch or use a needle and thread0 which is what I did, because I wanted the stitches to be very visible. You don’t even need to stitch them if you used the heat’n’bond!
Now for the fun part! I used three different trims because I like the whimsical layered look. Find the center of the trims and stitch together onto the middle of the A and the L. I grabbed a few cute buttons from my stash to add to the look! Continue this with the other joints of the letters and the edges of the F and the L.
Hang from your mantel, a doorway, or from a large mirror and enjoy!
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