This little project took up much of the drive home. It's a patriotic pennant banner made from old jeans and felt.
Of course, because I made this craft in the car, I didn't photograph any of the steps. But I don't think it's too hard to figure out how I made this.
My kit consisted of
- a couple of legs cut from old pairs of jeans, both dark and light wash
- red felt
- red and white embroidery floss
- patterns for the pennants, the stars, and the letters (I cut those shapes out of cardstock using my Cricut and used the cardstock shapes as patterns when cutting the fabric.)
- scissors, pins and a needle
Step 1: Cut everything out using the patterns. (5 pennants from the darker wash jean, 5 of the bigger size star from the lighter wash jean, 2 smaller size stars and the USA letters from red felt)
Step 2: Fray the edges of the pennants by pulling out some threads.
Step 3: Attach the light denim stars to the pennants with a straight stitch using 3 strands white embroidery floss.
Step 4: Blanket stitch the red felt letters and stars onto the denim stars using 3 strands of red embroidery floss.
When I got home, I stitched the pennants to a red and blue ribbon using my sewing machine. Now my mantle is all ready for the 4th of July. And maybe even the olympics!