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Chevron Pennant Tutorial {Silhouette project}

23 Mar

I may have an addiction to Pennants/Bunting. 
I think it is adorable and I want to make one for every room and every occasion – lol. I have been anxiously waiting for some of Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing and was so excited when it came the other day. 
I decided to make a project that combines three of my favorite things right now — 
Polka Dots, Pennants and Chevron!!

{Chevron Pennants}

And Canvas Corp sent me a fun box of products the other day to make projects with – thanks! I got out some canvas pennants, 5 different polka dotted material, my Silhouette, the Silhouette Transfer paper and some cool Canvas Corp. rope and set to work.


I downloaded a Chevron Border from the Silhouette Online Store. And then I just made it as wide as the widest width on the pennants and copied it on the screen so that the screen was as long as each pennant.

Then I cut out the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material in a sheet that size — 8 inches by 8 inches. I did this for each of the pennants that I wanted to make. And then I cut out a piece of material that was the same size. To make the fabric stick to the interfacing, you iron it on. So I did that. And then you peel the backing off the interfacing and it’s ready for the Silhouette!

Then I cut the chevrons out. You use your cutting mat. I put my pink cap on and set the depth to the highest it would go. To make it cut all the way through along the whole chevron, it’s smart to set your Silhouette to double cut the material. The material might bunch a little. Just set the speed really low and don’t freak out if it starts bunching up. I had to use my scissors on a few places where the material didn’t cut through all the way. Overall it worked out very well.

 

Once the material was cut out and the chevrons were all separated, I laid them out on my pennants and hot glued each chevron in a few places to keep it straight. At this point, you can hot glue all of the chevrons on and they look great like that. Or, what I did was once I attached them on the pennants, I sewed around each Chevron to give it a little more ooomph.

 


Then I took the small Canvas Corp. rope and sewed it on the back of the pennants. I left 3 inches in between each pennant. The last thing I did was cut 25 1 inch strips of the same material I used in the pennants and tied one set of each color in between each pennant.

I love it!! It looks so cute with my Chevron Plate on my mantle. And, they match my Damask Lamp Shade. So fun!

Just think of the possibilities now that Silhouette can cut fabric. I can’t wait to experiment some more!!! Silhouette is running a Special from now until March 27th (Sunday):

I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!


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Chevron Pennant Tutorial {Silhouette project}

23 Mar

I may have an addiction to Pennants/Bunting. 
I think it is adorable and I want to make one for every room and every occasion – lol. I have been anxiously waiting for some of Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing and was so excited when it came the other day. 
I decided to make a project that combines three of my favorite things right now — 
Polka Dots, Pennants and Chevron!!

{Chevron Pennants}

And Canvas Corp sent me a fun box of products the other day to make projects with – thanks! I got out some canvas pennants, 5 different polka dotted material, my Silhouette, the Silhouette Transfer paper and some cool Canvas Corp. rope and set to work.


I downloaded a Chevron Border from the Silhouette Online Store. And then I just made it as wide as the widest width on the pennants and copied it on the screen so that the screen was as long as each pennant.

Then I cut out the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material in a sheet that size — 8 inches by 8 inches. I did this for each of the pennants that I wanted to make. And then I cut out a piece of material that was the same size. To make the fabric stick to the interfacing, you iron it on. So I did that. And then you peel the backing off the interfacing and it’s ready for the Silhouette!

Then I cut the chevrons out. You use your cutting mat. I put my pink cap on and set the depth to the highest it would go. To make it cut all the way through along the whole chevron, it’s smart to set your Silhouette to double cut the material. The material might bunch a little. Just set the speed really low and don’t freak out if it starts bunching up. I had to use my scissors on a few places where the material didn’t cut through all the way. Overall it worked out very well.

 

Once the material was cut out and the chevrons were all separated, I laid them out on my pennants and hot glued each chevron in a few places to keep it straight. At this point, you can hot glue all of the chevrons on and they look great like that. Or, what I did was once I attached them on the pennants, I sewed around each Chevron to give it a little more ooomph.

 


Then I took the small Canvas Corp. rope and sewed it on the back of the pennants. I left 3 inches in between each pennant. The last thing I did was cut 25 1 inch strips of the same material I used in the pennants and tied one set of each color in between each pennant.

I love it!! It looks so cute with my Chevron Plate on my mantle. And, they match my Damask Lamp Shade. So fun!

Just think of the possibilities now that Silhouette can cut fabric. I can’t wait to experiment some more!!! Silhouette is running a Special from now until March 27th (Sunday):

I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!


The DIY Show OffBCD 125UndertheTableandDreaminggiveawaysTidy Mom I'm Lovin It Fridays

Have a Happy Happy Day!! 
xoxoxo

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Polka Dot Project — My Polka Dot Runner {rugs}!

4 May
I love polka dots. 
They are so cheerful and happy looking. I have them all over my house.
I polka dotted up some plates on my mantle and in my kitchen:
 And I made some polka dot pillows to go on my banquette:
 I even added a little bit of polka dots to my lamp makeover on my desk:
 I have been looking for a runner to go by my sink and dishwasher for so long with no luck. It seemed like everything I found was like $100 and I would have to order it. So last week I was tearing through WalMart with my kids, running to get toothpaste, I spotted some colorful little rag rugs. They were turquoise and kind of Spring-y and fun. I picked up three to see if I could make some sort of runner out of them. At $5 each — I figured it was worth it to give it a try.
I spotted this ribbon right before I hit the check out line. {and I actually didn’t end up using all of it — just 3 rolls of the polka dot and about 1/3 of the roll of black satin}
 Here’s what I started off with at the beginning.
And here’s what I came up with at the end. If you want to give it a try, here’s what I did:
I laid the rugs out on my craft table. I pinned the edges together so they would stay shut. Then I took the wide satin ribbon. {It’s actually outdoor ribbon and kind of rigid and crinkly} and pinned it on the back of the rugs with about 1/3 of it sticking out over the edge. I ran this ribbon all the way and around all the sides of the runner. Then I took it and ran it down the seams in the middle where the rugs came together.
Then I hot glued the ribbon onto the rugs. Pressing down as I went to get the best adhesion that I could. I made sure to run a continuous line of glue at the edge of the ribbon. Make sure that you still have that 1/3 of ribbon that is sticking out over the edge.
After that was done, I flipped the whole rug over and took my polka dot ribbon and matched up the edge of the wide ribbon that was sticking out from underneath and pinned that edge to the edge of the polka dot ribbon. I went all the way around the whole runner pinning it together. And where the rugs came together in the middle, I pinned ribbon over those seams too.
Then I hot glued the two ribbons together. I took the pins out and lifted up the edges of the ribbon and put a line of glue in the middle. I pushed down as I went so the ribbon would be smooth and would adhere to each other all the way around the runner. I hot glued the two lengths of ribbon at each of the seams too, smoothing the ribbon as I went so there would be no rippling.
**Make sure as you are going along, that you are making the edges straight. It’s helpful to have your cutting pad with the grid on it underneath the runner as you work to make sure that everything is straight. I also am not sure if the rug is washable because of the hot glue. For now I am shaking it out and spot cleaning. But eventually I am sure I will try washing it on cold and letting it air dry.**
So now I have a bright, Spring-y runner and it has polka dots too. 
Makes me smile every time I see it.

Let’s see what else can I polka dot-up around here – LOL!

XOXO

Update! My friend Michelle added this about washing this rug — Michelle has left a new comment on your post “Polka Dot Project — My Polka Dot Runner {rugs}!“:

If it helps any I wash my daughters hairbows that I make and they have hot glue, just don’t dry it. I’ve ruint a few bows by accidentally drying them, it heats the glue back up. I love the rug and can’t wait to give it a try.


10-minute polka dot project

19 Feb
I found these plates on clearance 75% off
so I snatched them up — I paid $2 for all 4.
I got them home and added these:

 and ended up with a little polka dot happiness for my kitchen and family room!

 FYI — The Peachy Cheap giveaway ends tonight at midnight! If you want to enter a few more times, click HERE. And, the Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at midnight. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been doing. There will be another giveaway for those who enter.
Have a Fantastic Friday night!
XOXO