Abby turns four (I KNOW!) next Sunday, and I worked on this today, with the help of Mo and her new magical cutting machine. I’ve made these banners many times before, but this is the first time I’ve appliquéd letters on them. You can actually see the Valentine one still hanging out above the Happy Birthday Abby banner I just made.
(oh my would ya look at my lamp- Bean likes beads.)
Just cut out a bunch of triangles from scrap fabric, stitch the two long sides, flip, press, and sew them to a 4 yard package of double-fold bias tape. That simple. The letters, while a little bit more work, are completely worth it. Mo just used her new Cricut machine thingy, and I like the slightly ragged edges. No adhesive, no wonder-under- just raw edges. I sewed roughly around each letter, and that, my friends, was that.
(If you don’t have a Mo who will cut your letters, just cut them by hand- that was my plan until she flew in with her magic machine and fluttering cape.)