the next holiday coming up around here is the 4th of July. i'm a sucker for RED WHITE and BLUE. hmmm … the white doesn't show up so much here.
regardless, i purchased these fabrics this morning.
on the left, is my largest cut --- a full 1/2 yard (the butterfly fabric). all the others are only 1/4 of a yard of fabric. from all this fabric, i was able to make 2 pennant banners.
this is the important part --- i followed this tutorial !
and it was so easy. my scraps consisted of the selvedge ends, trimming the other edges to keep square, and a triangle half.
ps. when i cut my fabric, it was 'wrong sides together'. i squared it up (trimmed the top and bottom edges, and cut off the selvedge), and my last triangle was made from the last diagonal cut on the fold.
the first pennant banner has all the mini-prints in red, white & blue, with the butterflies on the backside. the second banner has a mix of leftovers. my fabric purchase got me 2 full banners, with 3 finished pennants leftover.
looking at my receipt, spent almost $8 in fabric, plus the 2 packages of bias tape.
but, it's not about the money (or time), it's about the fun and ease of making these decorations!
now, after their photo shoot, they will anxiously wait until next month =)
ps. the fabrics were not pre-washed. all i did was press & cut. i considered pinking the edges, but since the edges are on the diagonal, they are not as prone to fray.