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 35x70 cm
- Bits of fabric remnants for the letters (I've used Liberty fabrics)
- Fabric glue
- Sewing machine
- 1 40 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.
Weekend DIY Book (in Dutch only)
Find even more fun and easy DIYs in my book. Hopefully it will be published in other languages soon. It's such an endlessly long business getting a book published in another language. I honestly don't understand why it should take such a long time. This is totally out of my control. If it was in my control it would have been published in a 100 languages by now - what an old fashioned business publishing is in such modern times ;)
Have a good weekend!