Tomorrow my baby turns 4. Hard to believe. I had this bunting idea in mind for a while and, as usual, procrastinated until the very end to make it. I was inspired by Miss Woolly and bought the bunting pattern from her Etsy shop.
I searched for fabric online and really fell in love with Moda's Peas and Carrots collection. I was lucky to find the fabric at my local quilt shop and right next to it was this great alphabet fabric. I picked some up and put Aidan's name on the bunting.
Things I did different:
I used wonder under to attach the letters to the birthday banner and the number "4" to the year banner. I sewed around the edges. On the birthday banner, I also turned in the edges before attaching Wonder Under and sewing but didn't do so with the number banner.
I added a mid-weight interfacing between the layers of each flag.
I used pre-made bias binding rather than making my own.
I changed the size of the flags on the year banner.
I can use this banner every year and then change the number bunting based on Aidan's age and also the party theme. This year, the birthday theme was Lightning McQueen:
More pictures after the jump.