Sunday, June 18, 2017

Celebrate with a Banner made from Old Blue Jeans

Create a banner using Joy Embroidered Iron On Letters and old blue jeans.

I started with an old pair of blue jeans and 3" Joy iron-on embroidered varsity letters in red and blue.

I created a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" banner pattern using grid paper and traced it onto the jeans. To add a little interest... I incorporated the seams from the sides of the jeans to use for the front of the banner.  For the word "C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E"  I cut 9 banners for the front with seams and 9 plain ones to use to line the back of the banner.

The Iron-on Embroidered Varsity letters are sticky backed so I placed them on the front of my banners before sewing.

Next came my jar of red ribbon scraps.  (I love red so much, I have a jar just for "red")

I sewed the ribbon scraps onto the tops of each banner, then sandwiched the ends between the front and a plain back and simply sewed around each banner with my sewing machine.  You could also glue the front and back pieces together, if you don't have a sewing machine.

After I was finished sewing all my banners, I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch holes and add eyelets. 

Use the banner anytime you feel like celebrating.

JOY® embroidered letters are available at your local craft and 
hobby stores in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes.

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