Burlap + buffalo plaid = so much fun! Scrap material was left over from making envelope pillow covers and this banner with burlap and buffalo check was the perfect way to put it to good use.
This buffalo check fleece blanket was a doorbuster deal at Michael's recently. Of course, I couldn't pass it up considering my latest buffalo plaid obsession.
Supplies to make banner with burlap and buffalo check:
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- ⅓ yard of your favorite fabric. It doesn't have to be buffalo plaid;-) BUT, in case that is what you really want, here is a link to red and black buffalo check fabric sold by the half yard on Amazon.
- Burlap. (this should be enough!)
- Fabric scissors.
- Thread to match fabric
- Sewing machine. Here is a link to my model. It works great for beginning sewers such as myself.
- Straight sewing pins
- Jute string. I used about 5 feet.
The ends of the blanket were about 11" long after I cut what I needed to make the pillow covers. Fold the edge over about an inch and pin. Iron, then sew a straight seam.
Cut into 2 inch strips. If using flannel, fray the edges a bit by pulling loose strings. This gives your banner a more rustic look.
Repeat the above steps for your burlap. Note, I used a piece of burlap I already had that was left over from who knows what. It was less than 10 inches in length so it ended up quite a bit shorter than the buffalo check.
After cutting into 2 inch strips, begin pulling the jute twine through the top of your strips. I tied one end of the twine to a safety pin to make it easier to string through the fabric strips. Alternate your fabrics.
Super easy and a great way to use fabric scraps! I will likely trim the edges of the buffalo plaid so the strips will be more similar in length.
My plan is to fray the burlap edges a bit more and add several more strips both types of fabric to give the banner a bit more bulk. But for now, you get the idea!
I hope you enjoyed how to make a banner with burlap and buffalo check plaid! It's always fun to find ways to use things that might otherwise be thrown away.
Don't forget you can use any fabric scraps you have on hand!
If you like to work with material, take a look at these beginning level projects:
- Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial
- Reusable Fabric Gift Sacks for All Occasions
- No Sew Fleece Blanket Tutorial
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