Craft & DIY

Let it Go

It must have been the most favourite phrase of 2014 en 2015. And yes, I am a Frozen fan. What is it with that movie? I remember watching it with my mother earlier this year and we were both crying our eyes out. I even caught Bo swallowing a few times. And the song … oh that song in all it’s bombastic glory with lots of ding dongs and fra fras. I can’t get enough of it.

So when I had to make up a DIY for the first week of my Weekend DIY Book it had to be something with the words “Let it Go”. What else suits best for the first week of a new year?


Two pieces of unbleached cotton 35 x 70 cm
Bits of fabric remnants for the letters (I’ve used Liberty fabrics)
Fabric glue
Sewing machine
140 cm rod
2 small screw hooks


Lay the two pieces of cotton on each other and fold them in half lengthwise. Draw a diagonal line of 20 cm to create a point.

Print the letters on thick paper. Trace the letters on the back of the pieces of fabric. Do not forget to mirror the letters L and G.

Glue the letters with fabric glue on one of the pieces of cotton (point facing down), this way they stay put and makes sewing so much easier. Zigzag all around the letters with a sewing machine.

Sew the two pieces of cotton fabric with right sides facing down together. Turn the work inside out and iron the seams flat. Sew a funnel of about 3 cm on top of the fabric for where the rod should go through.

Slide the banner over the rod and mark with a pencil or pen where the screw hooks should be. Screw the hooks into the rod, pull a string through the hooks.

Have a good weekend!

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  • Michelle
    21/08/2015 at 20:37

    My younger kids love that movie (older boys like fairly well, but are pretty over the oft sung songs, haha!) , my girls would love that banner in their room. 10 year old daughter just came in and said, "Yes!". That will be a fun project to do together. My favorite version of the song (Let It Go) is the multi-language version (available on Youtube). It’s gorgeous!

  • Liza
    29/08/2015 at 13:26

    Ooh Yvonne, ik heb hetzelfde. Toen ik de film voor het eerst zag en begon ik al met tranen toen het piano intro begon 🙂
    Fijn weekend!

  • Miss Manitas
    02/09/2015 at 13:04

    Supercute Wall hanging!!