Are you mad for plaid or is plaid bad? Sorry, former preschool teacher, we like to rhyme. I shared earlier in the month that one of the trends I was noticing (in both clothing and home decor) is plaid. I had a few people say that is one trend they couldn't jump into.
Remember, when adding a trend, a touch will do. You don't want to invest big money in a trend that will be old news next year. Purchasing new plaid drapery may be going a tad overboard. Incorporating a trend with pillows and other accessories is a perfect way to try it out and add some fun touches, but not have a meltdown because you are stuck with a big investment for years.
This plaid banner is a perfect way to add a touch of something new, without going whole hog.
I used recycled thrift store flannel shirts and pajamas. You could buy new flannel as well, I just like the idea of using something old and keeping it out of the landfill. I used some 2 sided interfacing, aka Wonder Under, to fuse two piece of the plaid flannel together. This made the fabric more stiff and gave it more body for hanging. It also is good to do if you are hanging the banner in a window or across the ceiling where both sides will be seen.
I made a cardstock triangle and laid it on the fabric and cut around them. I intended to use my pinking sheers, but they were too dull to cut through the layers.
After cutting a good stack of triangles,
I used double folded bias tape for the ribbon.
I am not a pinner when I sew, but I did pin the pennants in the fold of the bias tape and sewed along the length of the tape using a zig-zag stitch.
A touch of cozy plaid is perfect for the winter months.
The just breathe sign is a leftover from sales and seemed appropriate for the next few busy months.
Think about how you can add just small bits of pieces of trends to keep your decor fresh, but you still.