sewing swaps

Motivational felt banner

I hope you’re not bored of reading about my little banners yet? I can’t help making them as they are just so satisfying and fun!

Every couple of weeks I like to sign up for a craft swap to ensure I’m making things and being creative. The latest swap I took part in was the Handmade Gift Exchange from Craftaholics Anonymous. I’ve taken part a few times and made and received some lovely handmade gifts.

I exchanged a few emails with my partner and we decided to make each other banners. I knew I wanted to make a motivational felt banner and combined EPP and felt to make it.

First I made the front of the banner with a couple of different pink fabrics from elephant in my handbag as my partner said she loved the colour. I made a template of the banner from card and used it to cut out the shape. I left it slightly longer at the top so there was enough fabric to fold over the dowel and sew securely in place.

I added the words “THINK BIG” in lovely hot pink felt as everyone needs a little motivation with their crafty projects 🙂

english paper pieced bannerI finished off the banner with a darker shade of felt to cover the back.

felt and patchwork bannerWhat do you think? I loved my banner, wonky sewing and all, so felt a little sad sending it away but hopefully my swap partner will enjoy it in her craft room.

You may also be interested in my other banner projects:

Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit

Kid friendly motivational banner


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    July 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous – I love the fabric with the anchor print <3

    Louise x

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    Gelato at Eleven
    July 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    This is freakin’ fabulous – just what I need to get me through a bit of a ‘meh’ day!

    Time to get the machine out!

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