Create a banner using Joy Embroidered Iron On Letters and old blue jeans.
When inspiration hits in the middle of the night, it usually ends of being one of my favorite
kind of projects. (This one was fun.)
Got any old worn blue jeans ready to be thrown out?
I started with my old blue jeans and 3″ Iron-on Embroidered Varsity Letters from Joy
in red and blue.
I created a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ banner pattern using grid paper and traced it onto the jeans.
To add a little interest…I incorporated the seams from the sides of the jeans to use for the
front of the banner. For the word “C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E” I cut 9 banners for the front with
seams and 9 plain ones to use to line the back of the banner.
The Iron-on Embroidered Varsity letters are sticky backed so I went ahead and placed
them onto the front of my banners before sewing.
Next came my jar of red ribbon scraps. (I love red so much, I have a jar just for “red”)
I sewed the ribbon scraps onto the tops of each banner.
I then sandwiched the front with a plain back and simply sewed around each banner with
my sewing machine. After the third banner, I finally got smart and started using straight pins.
As you can tell, I was going for a casual simple look. (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
After I was finished sewing all my banners, I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile*
to punch two holes. (I used the 3/16″ sized hole.)
I used We R Memory Keepers Eyelets Cool Metal* (affiliate link) for my eyelets.
Did you know that the Crop-A-Dile* easily goes through both layers of jeans.
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The “Celebrate” banner was created for and sponsored by Joy.