I have finally gotten my groove back when it comes to Lucy’s playroom. Actually, to the point where I am up at 4 am each morning thinking of what projects I can conquer that day. I had not planned on making a bunting, but I thought it would be a cute touch.
I chose the fabric for her playroom very carefully. I didn’t want anything too trendy or too childish. So, that meant no owls, chevrons, princesses, etc. Notice I didn’t say anything too girly! I chose my fabrics from Fabricworm after having found this site through the Prudent Baby blog.
I also wanted to use burlap in the bunting as well as this adorable gingham bias tape I found at Wal Mart months ago. I started by cutting the fabric, burlap and Wonder-Under fabric webbing into squares. Since I was using the burlap for the backing, I cut those squares a bit bigger.
I then cut letters out from black felt. I printed the letter templates from a website that I can’t remember the name of, but if you Google “free alphabet stencils” you will have lots of options.
Next, I ironed the creases out the fabric and the burlap and then ironed the Wonder-Under onto the fabric. Once those cooled down, I removed the backing (Wonder-Under) from the fabric and ironed the fabric to the burlap. I glued the felt letters to the fabric with fabric glue.
The glue dried really quickly so I moved on to laying out my bunting. I wanted to make sure it was properly spaced. When it looked right, I pinned everything to the bias tape.
I was ready to sew everything together… very carefully!
I have to admit that I wanted to hang this over the reading loft, but it was too long. It ended up over the books which is still super cute and when Lucy can read it will remind her that READING IS FUN!
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