Newlywed Banner!

I haven't had much scrappy time this week, but instead a lot more personal things going on. However, I had no school on Monday because the town water main burst and there was no water (funny because most of NJ had too much water over the weekend), so I was able to work on this wedding gift for my brother and his fiance. The bridal shower is this weekend, and I wanted to give a gift in addition to the bridal party's gift. This is part 1: a fabric banner! First, I have to say the photos do not do it justice because it was cloudy and rainy still on Monday and they are a bit dark, but it is soooo pretty in real life!

To make, I used wonder-under and ironed it onto the fabric, and then ran that through my Big Shot with the SU! banner die cut. I then stitched around the inside of the banner with a straight stitch (on the sewing machine). I used some In-Color grosgrain polka dot ribbon from SU! to connect the banner, and all I did was pin the ribbon to each banner and then run it through my sewing machine to adhere them together with a zig zag stitch. I then embellished the front by making these cute fabric flowers and then cutting the letters from my Big Shot out of chipboard and paper.

The whole process really only took me 1 and 1/2 hours! Here is a close-up of each letter: (RHC, for Robby, Heyrich (our last name), Christine)
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Sandy said...

Such a beautiful banner! Your stitching is so straight. I love your fabric choices Christine and Robby will love it!