Things for boys - part 3

Today I want to share with you my final project in the 'Things for Boys' series (you can read parts 1 and 2 here and here). This time I made a padded bunting with a nautical theme for a friend's son, a little boy called Darcy.

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I made my first bunting when I was pregnant with Alice and had the nesting urge BIG TIME. I was such a rookie sewist then. Alice's bunting looks great but at the time I wished the flags were a bit more substantial in size and were a little less 'floppy'. So when I was making a quilted mat recently I thought it would be fantastic to apply the same principle to bunting - make it with wadding I mean. I don't know why more people don't do the flags this way, I think the end product looks ten times better and hangs much nicer too, just with the addition of a layer of thick wadding in the middle.

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It took me half a dozen tries to get the right level of 'puffiness' but I got there. Here are the flags all finished and ready for binding.

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I appliqued the letters with Heat n' Bond and then machine appliqued around each letter / shape. The applique was done last (ie after the flags were constructed) so the letters really 'puff' out. The name on its own seemed a bit lonely so I added a couple of bookend flags with a boat and a lighthouse to finish it off.

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I am so pleased with the end result, I will start taking custom orders in the shop soon. I also have several other boy sets planned, and of course, some gorgeous girl sets will be available as well. Hope you like them!

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16 comments:

  1. Seriously Sedef. You blow me away! Every. Single. Time!

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  2. Each piece looks absolutely stunning Sedef. Well done!

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  3. There's no end to your talents Sedef. Your work is so very neat and always looks perfect. I'm sure the recipient of this gorgeous bunting will be super delighted with it!!

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  4. Beautiful work as always Sedef. Love your creativity and your sewing is perfect! :)

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  5. That's beautiful! I love the padded effect...so lovely!

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    1. It's good isn't it? I wasn't sure if it would look OK but I love it!

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  6. Beautiful! Such a great design and perfect for boys. You're right, the wadding looks great, well done you clever stick! :)

    S x

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