Things have been quiet around here so I have been doing some sewing. I have a lot of fabric stored up and I am determined to take some of that fabric and turn it into things I like and would use. Waste not, want not, and all of that...
How many times I see things and think "there isn't a lot to that...I could make that..."
So I see these patriotic flag buntings all over the place in magazines and on blogs and I thought about buying one but really, I have red, white, and blue fabric so why not try making one?
So I found some red fabric first, a smallish piece, and I cut it and and sewed it into a long strip. Measure it? No. Just eyeball. I grab some white and some blue calico and make some strips of the same width. Easy enough. Serged them together quickly. I was guessing at how it would go together really; I had no pattern. But seriously, how hard could it be?
So I assemble this long striped piece and play around with how it will go together but then I decided that the white was too white so I decide to tea dye it before I sew it into its half circle shape.
I cut some more white so I would have a binding-tape piece for the top and put it all into the cooled-off pot of tea.
( I didn't want the red to run so I didn't put it into the tea while it was simmering hot. Did it make any difference? who knows?)
I put a plate on it to hold it down and left it for and hour or so.
I hung it on the line, dried it, ironed it, and assembled it.I didn't have any of those little grommet thingies to pound into the binding part so I just took advantage of the long tube binding and put a dowel-like rod (that was actually being used to hold up and small quilted wall-hanging in the upstairs hall and now that wall hanging is draped over the stair railing...) into it to keep it straight.
And then I hung it in the center of the front porch. I am linking this post to My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.
Lots of great Independence Day ideas over there this week.
Happy 4th of July to you!