Create A Blue Jean Banner for Special Celebrations

6 Materials
2 Hours
“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)

Did you know that the  Crop-A-Dile easily goes through both layers of jeans.
Hang the banner using ribbon or string.
Suggested materials:
  • Blue jeans
  • Iron on letters   (Creating with Joy)
  • Crop a dile
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