How to Make a Baby Name Bunting Banner

May 28, 2014

I know I am supposed to be posting about Nora today, but I have so much to write about her and so little time. I hosted a baby shower for my friend Claire yesterday and between getting ready for that and heading to Calgary tomorrow to do some shopping and errands, I know I won't do a great job of Nora's post this week. So I am putting it off until Friday. 

I will tell you this, though: She has a third tooth!!! Stay tuned for photos on on Friday! 

I have seen these little banners all over the web. They are so simple, yet so cute and would look adorable hanging over a crib in a nursery. This whole project took me about an hour. I made this one for my friend Claire's baby girl Ellie and used it as decoration at a baby shower I held for her this week. 

Here are the materials you will need: a couple of different colours of felt, scissors or a rotary cutter, bias tape and a sewing machine or needle and thread. 
First you need to decide how many pennants to have. I did 9 on mine- 5 for the letters in the name which were in the center and two on either sides. Cut the triangles in the size of your choice. 
Then cut out the embellishments you will add on to your bunting.  
Next you need to sew your triangles onto the bias tape. I used a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine in a contrasting thread just to add a little interest. 
Start sewing a little ways before the triangles start so you have some extra to hang the bunting with afterwards. 
At this point, you could glue your embellishments onto the bunting if you didn't want to sew it, sew it with a machine, or do it by hand. I like the hand done look, so that's what I did. 

It makes a really cute decoration and a great keepsake too!


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