DIY Soccer Banner Tutorial

This is my first soccer banner ever!  I had no idea what I was doing and I was determined to use only materials I had on hand.  This is what I came up with! We are the Daisies (white) and there are 5 girls on our team.  So – 5 daisies on the banner!  Not too hard!!

Start with canvas or duck cloth.  I was happy I had bought this in the fabric district for $2 a yard!  Only it was a tan/cream color – not very 5 year old!  Luckily I had just purchased NEON pink spray paint!  I hemmed the edge of the canvas then spray painted it with the neon pink.

Neon pink does not photograph very well in bright sun.  I like how it finished kind of patchy, I have quilting fabric like this.  (it’s nice to know you can spray paint anything!!)

I got out my Therm O Web Heat n Bond and traced the block letters and daisies.

Iron the Heat n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out on the line.

Peel off the paper and lay out the words.

I was afraid to iron directly on the spray paint so I grabbed an old piece of fabric and laid it on top.  It took a few seconds to get the Heat n Bond to melt.

I put an old towel on the tile floor then laid out the rest of the banner.  I ironed it on the floor – I didn’t want to move it to the ironing board.

I sewed around all of the appliqué pieces in black thread.  On the daisies I sewed around 3 times.

If I would have time, I would have hand stitched the names, but I had 10 minutes left before team pictures, so a sharpie did the trick in putting the girls names on the flowers.

I love it!!!  The neon really makes it!

 My husband assembled a PVC pipe stand and we took it to our first game on Saturday!!

Amanda

Tricks & Treats Bag Tutorial

I designed these “Tricks” and “Treats” bags for Therm O Web and the photographs are being used as part of Therm O Web’s advertising for fall!  I found the ad in this magazine:

I am pretty excited!!!  The tutorial is on the Therm O Web blog.  (Click HERE.)  The tutorial for the appliqué shirts and Halloween skirt will be available soon!  
 

Amanda

Patriotic Tote Bag Tutorial

Today my Patriotic Tote Tutorial is on the Therm O Web blog!  Click here to read how you can make one of these fun totes for summer!!  This tote is the perfect size for the beach, the pool, or the park.

Amanda

4th of July Shirts

 I am totally excited!  Everyone’s 4th of July shirts from last year still fit & I don’t have to make new ones!!!!  Yea!!!

All of these made possible using Heat n Bond fusible appliqué!!  My favorite stuff EVER!!

Amanda

3 Minute T-Shirt

 I bought this skirt at Crazy 8.  We went to wear it only to find all we had that matched was a plain Navy Blue T-shirt.  With 5 minutes till preschool, I had to hurry.  Plugged in the iron, drew a strawberry on some Heat n Bond, ironed it to the shirt – quick stitching and done!  I think I clocked in at 3 minutes!!

I LOVE Heat n Bond!  If you haven’t used it – you MUST!  It makes applique so easy!  If you want to make one of these strawberry shirts, here is the pattern.

Amanda