Sunday, September 23, 2018

Burlap, Flannel, Doily Banner

 I haven't completely switched our bedroom over from summer to winter but decided I'd start small and just make a new banner for over the bed.
The summer one was made of all vintage doilies.
I found some burlap at an estate sale which was my inspiration for the banner.  I added some super soft flannel and pieces of vintage doilies to create this simple banner.
The burlap triangles were cut using a pattern that is 8.5" tall and 6" wide.  Be sure that when you cut these and the flannel that you leave about 3/4" extra at the top for folding over the ribbon or cording used to create the banner.

The flannel was cut 7.5" tall and 5" wide, also leaving that 3/4" at the top for folding.  I used pinking shears on the flannel but you don't need to do that.

As you know, burlap unravels very easily.  The first thing I did after cutting the triangles was to use a zig-zag stitch on all of the edges.  Since the top edge was going to get worked a little bit more and would be holding the triangle onto the cord, I actually stitched that edge twice.

If you look closely, you can see the zig-zag stitches on the piece on the right.  I tried to use a thread color close to the burlap color so it wouldn't stand out but you could definitely use a contrasting color and that would look nice as well.

I used Stitch Witchery to attached the flannel triangles on top of the burlap.  Simply lay a piece of SW on the burlap, lay the flannel on top and iron to adhere the burlap and the flannel.  I also used the SW to attach the doily medallions to the flannel.

I ironed the top edge of the banner pieces down before stitching over the ribbon.  It just made it easier to do and ensured the banner pieces would all end up the same size.

Using a straight stitch, I 'sandwiched' the ribbon in the fold I had created by ironing over the top edge.

That's all there is to it!  

There are so many possibilities using different fabrics and embellishments.  

I'll be switching out the duvet and pillow covers once we get into the really cold weather.  Thankfully we aren't at THAT point yet so for now, the banner is helping to EASE me into colder days!

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  1. That is a really cute banner, Lauren...and perfect for the seasonal transition. I hope you have a great night. xo Diana

  2. You are so very talented!!!!
    It is beautiful!!!
    And I cannot wait to see your fall decor!

  3. Lauren your banner is lovely. Looks so perfect for over your bed. Fall has come into Illinois and we are having cool crisp mornings and sweater weather is here.
    Have a great week.

  4. I haven't had time to make a banner this year -- yours looks just terrific!

  5. Adorable fall banner, Lauren! And a little doily always adds the charm, doesn't it? Happy Fall to you!

  6. I LOVE it! I keep telling myself I am going to make a banner. You make it look so easy.

  7. Oh, wow! I just LOVE the look of this! The burlap is so rustic, and then you added such a sweet, feminine touch to it. It all came together so beautifully. So nice to visit with you, my friend. :)

  8. Such a darling banner...I like just about anything made with burlap...just love it.Thanks for showing us how to make one....

  9. I love burlap anything - this is really sweet!

  10. Very nice, Lauren! It's a banner day at Wonderfully Made!

  11. Love your new banner but I don't think even that would be enough to make me happy about the approaching winter!

  12. Your banner is so pretty, Lauren, and you always give the best tutorials. Just by changing your summery banner to this new one, gives a whole new look to your bedroom. Thank you for sharing!


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