Create A Blue Jean Banner for Special Celebrations
“Celebrate” with a Banner made from old blue jeans.
A great way to recycle those worn out jeans.
Create a banner using Joy Embroidered Iron On Letters and old blue jeans.
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* (*affiliate link) to punch the holes. I used the 3/16″ sized hole.
- I used We R Memory Keepers Eyelets Cool Metal* for my eyelets.
Did you know that the Crop-A-Dile easily goes through both layers of jeans.
Hang the banner using ribbon or string.
Enjoyed the project?
- Blue jeans
- Iron on letters (Creating with Joy)
- Crop a dile
- Sewing machine
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Published September 16th, 2017 12:42 AM
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