Bunting Banner Tutorial + GIVEAWAY for my 100th Post!

Wow, can you believe it??  This is my 100th blog post… ONE HUNDRED... I’ve been quite the busy girl!  And you know what that calls for?  A tutorial AND a giveaway, yup!  Celebrate good times, come on!  And what better way to celebrate than by learning how to make your own bunting banner (pennant banner/flag bunting banner/whatever you’d like to call it).  But if you just don’t have the time to make your own or don’t know how to sew, you’re in luck because I will be making one lucky winner their own personalized bunting banner… details on how to enter below!

But first, I just wanted to give a shout out to all my lovely readers!  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU all so much for being so supportive with your comments.  I truly appreciate each and every comment that you leave, each one just puts a smile on my face!  This blog and you have all pushed me to be more creative with my sewing, photography, cooking, and home design inspirations, I really couldn’t have done it without you!  So here goes my tutorial:

1. Make an paper isosceles triangle template.  Draw a 5″ line.  Mark halfway down the line (2.5″) and draw a point 8″ perpendicular from it.  Draw a line from each of the ends of the 5″ line to the point.  (Like the drawing?  My husband, the engineer, drew it for me!)

2. (For each triangle) Cut two pieces of fabric using your template.  Put the two pieces of fabric, right side together and sew along the sides, keeping the 5″ side open.  Cut the point of the triangle off.  Trust me, it will make you life easier when turning the thing inside out.  Turn inside out.

3. Once you have finished making all triangles, measure out a piece of ribbon and line up your triangle.  Make sure your ribbon extends past the triangles.

4. Fold the ribbon in half and pin the triangles inside of the ribbon.

5. Sew along the ribbon to secure the triangles!

6. Voila! You’re done!  Hang your banner on your porch, over your crafting area, on a boring wall, as a decoration for a party or wherever you please!! :)

Hope you enjoyed the picture tutorial, not too bad, eh??  But if you still don’t feel like making your own, here are the…

{Giveaway Details}

I will be making one lucky winner their own personalized 8 pennant bunting banner in the colors of their choosing (fabric choices will be up to me, hope that’s OK with you)!  And I’ll throw in some other random goodies as well, yet to be determined! :)

{To Enter}

1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite colors!  (It can be one or it can be many.)

2. (For additional entries) Blog, Twitter, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with each link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet so I can track them.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

It’s a tutorial + GIVEAWAY celebration for the 100th post on @sandyalamode! Enter to WIN a personalized bunting banner! http://bit.ly/9xvn9m

Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog on Friday, June 18, 2010.

Good luck!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.

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  1. Ooo, I love bunting! My favorite color is purple (and right now I’m hosting a gift swap based on favorite colors)

  2. hey, congrats! i’ve been meaning to make bunting – so cute and festive – and yours is adorable. my favorite colors? well, everything, of course! lately, though, i’ve been loving really deep bold purples, oceany blues, and sharp bursts of red.

  3. You know I’m going to wear this around as a belt with a skirt, right? Then on the off days, it’ll be hung on the wall. :)

    Favorite colors: red (my initials), turquoise, sea green, yellow, and apple green. I like just about every color.

  4. sandy!!!
    congrats on the 100th post.
    this is the CUTEST way to celebrate!
    you’re so creative. ^_^

    oooo, if i could have one made in
    polka-dotted and/or striped pink, white, black, and gray,
    that’d be perfect!


  5. The tutorial looks easy and oh so cute- I need to buy a sewing machine one of these days!

    My favorite colors these days: green (the vibrant green of fresh grass) and teal.

  6. The colours are very important at all.
    Pink its my favorite one of this period, meaning:
    Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink.

    i love your flagssss

  7. YAY!!!! *throws confetti* How cute is your tutorial, finished product, and giveaway!! Just in general how cute are you :) My favorite color of current is definitely orange like a dark burnt orange but I will always love purple too :)

  8. yay! congrats for 100 posts and many many more to come!! i adore your fabric bunting! favorite colors of the moment are a dandelion yellow and dusty blue.

  9. CONGRATS!! you’ve been a busy girl :) and i must win since i’m awful at sewing and I LOVE THIS!!! oh boy colors I love?? too many to name…yellow, lt blue, choc brown, chartreuse….etc, etc :)

  10. love the tutorial and wish i had the time to make my own. I would prefer to win one that’s already made! : ) and i would love any colors you put together!


  11. Congrats, Sandy on your 100th post! Great tutorial and even better that it’s a give-a-way!! :)

    I’m still loving the rich colors I used in my wedding: royal blue, fuschia, eggplant, and a splash of bright green :)

  12. Thanks for a great giveaway! I love lavenders, yellows and greens! (Can you tell its for my Daughters nursery ;-))

  13. I love lavenders, yellows and greens! (Can you tell its for my Daughters nursery ;-)) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  14. so cute. i love that its a tutorial and you can win it! ;) congrats on your 100th post – your blog is lovely!

    my favorite colors are mustard yellow + gray, which will be my wedding colors :) xo.

  15. This is such a sweet little giveaway! Cognrats on 100 posts!!

    My favorite colors are mint green (or any green), yellow, purple, and blue!


  16. yay on the 100! that is SOOOO EXCITING! i love seeing how your site has grown and changed in the past few months! i just love mustard yellow!.. or bright colors! :) any color/pattern is cool with me ;)

  17. Congrats on getting to #100! This bunting banner is adorable. My favorite colors? Blues and greens. So much so, I sometimes over do it. Yellow too lately.

  18. Congrats girl! Here’s to another 100! Your images on your site look waaaaay better on my mac than on my work pc!

  19. Oh congrats!! 100 is such a great accomplishment, but I am sure you will be at 500 in no time :) My favorite colors are definitely the green family – I love pale green, lime green,blue-ish green, and all things green!!

  20. HOORAY!!!

    this bunting is TOO COOL!
    i love love love it.
    i’m a wreck with sewing so i would love to win! and my favorite colors are purple, lime green, yellow.

    here’s to the next 100!!!

  21. Yay! That’s amazing. Thank you for the tutorial. I love fabric bunting.

    My favourite colour is pink. But I also love turquoise, aqua, lilac…pastel shades :)

  22. Happy 100th post Sandy! :) Yipeee.

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I love it. I always say my favorite color is pink, but when it comes to clothing I have maybe 5 pieces of pink things in my wardrobe. Weird. I’ve always been a fan of blues.. so I’d have to say my favorite color is Cerulean.

    BIG HUG!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***Swing by to enter my little Giveaway!

  23. I’m girly so I guess my favourite colour would be pink. I love happy colours in general.
    This is a great giveaway btw..congrats on 100th post!

  24. this is beautiful! i’m tending to love orange, teal, coral, and navy right now. they’re such happy colors!

  25. aww! congrats! lets see… I have so many favourite colours, but floral pastels are so beautiful!! I think I’ll go with that :) I love your blog!

  26. It seems that you guessed what I’d love for my birthday (June 17th)! An Americana color theme would be just great for me!
    Thanks for the chance and for the very clear & easy tutorial!

  27. This is so cute, congrats on your 100th post! The first color combo that comes to mind is navy + white – but this would look pretty in any color.

  28. Thanks for this – I am trying to make bunting for my (not such a) baby boy’s first birthday in a couple of months. We are going for a circus/carnival red and yellow theme. Hopefully I will win and save the embarassment of my displaying shocking attempts at his party!

    Charlotte xx

  29. Congratulations and thanks for the great tutorial and opportunity to win! My favourite colours are navy, grey-blue…well, any blue really. Also I love a bit of apricot or pale pink thrown in.

    elissa xxx

  30. Congratulations on your 100th post, Sandy! It’s so exciting! I’ve been obsessing over grey and yellow for ages. It’s just such a fantastic color combination!

  31. congrats! this is awesome!!! my favorite colors changes all the time, but this season im digging coral red and off white cream~

  32. LOOOOOOVE these. Buntings have become the newest rage. I can’t wait to incorporate one into a portrait session. They are just the sweetest things ever–with a hint of nostalgia!. {sigh}

  33. what a great idea! I love the looks of these classic yet whimsical banners. my favorite colors would be a grey-ish blue with a creamy yellow. so calming :)

  34. Congratulations on 100 posts! The bunting is adorable. I love bunting :) My favorite color is purple, but pink is a very close second.

  35. thank you for the tutorial! I love bunting! my favorite color combination right now is peach and royal/navy blue!

  36. Congratulations!! The bunting is so cute! My favorite color is pink…but if I won I would want this for my son’s nursery which is done in brown, blues, orange, cream, light green and yellow!

  37. congrats on the 100th post! I love floral prints and polka dots – those can be colours in the blog world, can’t they?

  38. eeeps! what a cute giveaway! i was just thinking of putting banners up in my spare room. it would be awesome if I won! my fave colours are orange (forever) and my seasonal ones are light green and pink.

  39. Congratulations! I have recently been following your blog and just love it! Great tutorial! I love teal and yellow, plus green, orange, brown, gray… =) Thanks for sharing! =)

  40. GORGEOUS! Look so easy to make but I’m such a bad sewer :) My favorite colors right now are yellow, coral, and spring green… coral ESPECIALLY! :)

  41. Oh, Sandy! First…Congratulations on your 100th post!! :) I love bunting and this is a fantastic tutorial!! My all time favorite color is yellow…but, I also love coral {my current passion} and robin’s egg blue!

  42. Congrats on your 100th post! Great tutorial too, how much do you use for seam allowance? I love me some purple, but i’d choose blues, greens & oranges for my son’s birthday :)

  43. Congratulations on your 100th post! Your blog is incredibly lovely, so keep up the good work!
    As for favourite colours, I like the entire rainbow-spectrum, but I’m particularly fond of greens and this mixture between yellow and orange…

  44. Congrats! You have such a lovely blog and of course I’d love to be entered in your giveaway {I love DIY but am the world’s slowest DIYer}. My favorite colors are white, yellow, turquoise, bright pink. Thanks!

    xoxo mary jo

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