I do not sew.
However, I do enjoy browsing through fabric shops, always hopeful that one day a pattern will make sense to me.
I really do not sew, I kept repeating those words over and over as I snipped, measured, and threaded my needle, to make a dear friend a Spring Banner for her Birthday.
I was just going to have to get it together, and as my Virgo friend Vera would say from
Row Homes and Cobblestones, but your foot to the pedal and sew.
So, sew I did.
Using this adorable, bright and beautiful Simply Eclectic Fabric Line, that I had picked up at Kari Annes' fabric launch party.
Along with some fabric that I had at home, I set to work to make this fun, colorful and wonderful DIY~ Spring Banner.
While sewing and watching a few precious little deer out of my window, I discovered something about this sewing business and me.
It is not so much the sewing that I do not like, truth be told I ended up really enjoying this project-the trouble lies in me processing the pattern.
I mentioned in my Fabric, Friends and sewing project post, sewing directions and I just don't see eye to eye.
So, I found a banner I liked on all people quilt magazine and studied it, then I drew my version of it and made my own pattern.
Presto, a pattern, that made sense to my way of thinking.
Making my own pattern was a game changer because when I try to discern a pattern, my mind skids around like a car on a icy street.
Let me work from a visual and I do believe that I can do this sewing business.
If my Grandmother was able to sew on her singer, certainly I could sew on my electric machine.
Isn't this machine just priceless and beautiful...I have carried her to and fro for years and years.
I will never, ever part with her.
So, you see, I can sew, which surprises me more than anyone.
In fact, I have more sewing projects just waiting in my craft room-whoo hoo!
Should you find this banner of interest I have included a list of materials I used below.
You are welcome to email me with any questions.
You could also click on the all people quilt link highlighted above and view their version of this banner and go from there.
DIY~ SPRING BANNER~
Banner measures 19 X 24 inches
1.Pattern or visual
3.Iron on backing for flowers, and watering can
4.1/2 yd of 4 assorted fabrics plus 1/4 yard of muslin
7.Ribbon to hang banner
9.Needle and thread
I enjoyed sharing this project with you and I hope that it will inspire you to create something that brings joy to your life!
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