Friday, 7 May 2010

dinosaur bunting flags



This is a dinosaur pennant banner / bunting I made as a thank you for my very first Etsy order. It is personalised with the birthday boy’s name and coordinates with the party bags I made for his dinosaur party. I actually decided to make it because I had some off-cuts of fabric left over from making the party bags, just right to make bunting.

I have never made bunting before, and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I need to make more with Oliver’s name on for his bedroom, and then of course more with girly prints and Cyan’s name for her room...

I decided not to seam the flag edges for two reasons – well three really I suppose – 1. I wanted to make the most of the off-cuts I had. 2. I thought that seams might make the edges too bulky. 3. easier to make without seams! Not sure if it actually is easier, but I like how it looks anyway.

I used green cotton and Bondaweb iron-on adhesive for the letters, dinosaur prints with green gingham backing for the flags (also fixed with Bondaweb). I top-stitched the letters and flags with brown thread to match the fabulous green and brown saddle-stitch grosgrain ribbon which the flags hang from.




Dinosaur party goods are available in my Etsy shop, maybe even bunting too – one day soon!

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5 comments:

  1. i love the name cyan for your daughter!! also, dinosaurs seem to be quite the party trend these days. love the banner.

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  2. this is such a cute idea! i love the little flags, and the dinosaurs are so totally boy.

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  3. Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  4. I love the lettering on this & that it can be used over and over. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

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  5. if blogger had a like button like FB i would 'like' this!

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