Capture the perfect sunset with this southwest sunset felt banner. This project combines felt and embroidery to create a beautiful piece of wall art that radiates creativity. Hang it in your home to remind yourself to shine a little brighter and embrace the beauty at the close of each day. You’ll find everything you need to make your felt banner below so you can get to crafting!
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- Wool Blend Felt – Benzie Design in “Mustard”, “Blush”, “Grapefruit”, and “Crimson”
- Embroidery Floss – DMC “Dark Straw (3820)”, “Very Light Terracotta” (3779), “Light Terracotta“ (3778), “Dark Terracotta” (355), and “Ecru”
- Canvas Fabric
- Wooden Dowel – 5/16”, cut to 15” long
- Cotton Twine
- Yarn – Knit Picks Brava Sport in “Caution” / Similar
- Wooden Bead – 3/8″
- Piece of cardboard – about 2”x5”
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Print, cut out, and tape the banner pattern together. Cut banner out of canvas following the pattern (mirroring the pattern along edge). You can hem the edges or fray them slightly, as shown in the tutorial.
- Fold and press the top edge of the banner down 1”. Pin in place. Sew the edge closed about 1” down from the top, making small decorative “X” straight stitches on the front side with matching embroidery floss. Ensure that there is enough room to slide the wooden dowel into the folded down portion.
- Cut felt according to pattern.
- Whip stitch the mustard bottom piece to the canvas using 3 strands of matching embroidery floss.
- Whip stitch the next piece right up against the edge of the first.
- Continue to whip stitch on the 2 remaining pieces.
- Straight stitch on sun rays using 3 strands of yellow embroidery floss.
- To help make evenly spaced, straight lines, you can flip the canvas onto the back and use a pencil and ruler to draw on lines to use as a guide.
- To make a yarn tassel – wrap yarn around the cardboard piece about 15 times and trim the end.
- Cut a length of matching embroidery floss and run it under the yarn on one side. Slide it to the top and tie a couple knots.
- Slide the loops o the cardboard. Cut a length of yarn, wrapping it around and tying a knot, near the top.
- Use a yarn needle to help tuck and pass the ends of the yarn through the middle of the tassel. Cut the loops.
- Trim the ends evenly.
- Thread the embroidery floss ends through a small wooden bead.
- Run one end of the embroidery floss through the bottom tip of the banner, from the front. Knot the ends together on the backside.
- Slide the wooden dowel into the top of the banner. Tie some cotton twine to both ends to hang.
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