I was recently inspired by something my mother-in-law made for my husband as a child. Everywhere they traveled, they got patches or pins as a souvenir, and in order to create a way to store and display them, she made him a banner. I have copied her pattern for my own patches, pins, and mementos.
– Type: Patch display banner
– Date made: September 2016
– Pattern: Anne’s design
– Fabric/Materials: 3/4 yard felt, cut to a 23″ width, dowel, ball-shaped dowel ends
– Trim: Ribbon, braided cord made out of embroidery floss
– Time to finish: 1 hour?
|Detail of the ribbon I attached by hand stitching. I finished the ends with Fray-Check. And I cut the bottom of the banner into a point (like my husbands) but instead of adding a fringe like his, I cut a fringe of about 2″ or 2-1/2″ long.|
|Detail of the dowel, dowel end, braided cord, and basting stitches.|
As I hinted on Facebook, I am also working on adapting a t-shirt. I hope to make that the next post but didn’t finish it this week.
Thanks to Anne for her inspiration and design for this banner!
Most sincerely yours,