Saturday, January 7, 2012

Couched Name Banner

The January stitch-a-long over at Feeling Stitchy is to make a couched piece. I have been wanting to stitch along with them since I started following last summer, but haven't had the time. Floresita is making a New Year's banner with couching and I loved the idea of a banner, but instead of Happy New Year, I chose to use my name. I needed something special for my sewing space afterall. So I took this stack of materials...

New project

And after a few nights of couching, turned them into this.

Name banner

Just one quick picture of the entire thing because it was very windy today.


Here's a close up. I used bits of leftover yarn from my last cowl for the letters. The banner is beefed up a bit because I fused fleece to both the front and back pieces. Floresita posted a little tutorial on how she did her couching. For mine, I marked the banner pieces with water soluable pen because I was using cotton fabric. I haven't used that type of pen on felt, so I can't say how that would work.

So that's my quick finish for today! If you're interested in a tutorial on how I did any part of this banner, let me know. I would gladly whip up another one.

Have a great weekend!


Kelli said...

Adorable, Katie!

floresita said...

Very very adorable! Love the way you did your banner! :)

Diane-crewe said...

what a good idea xx

Foolish Feathers said...

Whata fun little project; I think that might work out a s great idea for our baby girl! Very nicely done!

Katie said...

Looks cute! I think I like the shape of the banner pieces. Best of all ;)