I've been enjoying the bright, sunshiny windows in our new house. Most of the views are relatively private so I haven't bothered with blinds, shades, or heavy window treatments. The laundry room unfortunately looks directly on the neighbor's side yard. He's not there often but when he's out doing yard work, he can see all the way through to our kitchen and dining room. It's a little creepy to run in to switch laundry over and all of a sudden see a person walking by. Of course, he's just mowing the lawn but still! I knew I needed something on that window but I didn't want to block all the lovely light. I decided that a pair of short panels on the bottom would solve the privacy issue. That left the top of the window feeling a little bare so I thought a little fabric pennant banner would do the trick. Here's how I made it:
I opened Word and dropped in an auto-shape triangle. I adjusted it to be about 5" wide along the bottom. I printed the page and cut out the triangle to use as my pattern. Then I cut triangles out of fabric left-over from our Command Central boards which also hang in the laundry room.
|Cutting the triangles|
|Using different fabrics|
Then putting the fabric right sides together, I sewed a 1/2" seam allowance down the sides. To keep them from being too bulky, I clipped the edges close to the seam.
|Sewn together and clipped|
|Ready to be attached|
The next step was to create the binding that the pennants will hang from. I used some Osnaburg fabric and cut a long 2" strip (measured to length to fit my window.) I turned the ends under 1/4" and sewed them down. Then I folded the strip in half and ironed it to create a nice crease.
|Folded in half. Opened up and then the edges folded into the middle.|
With all the raw edges tucked in, I folded it back in half and ironed it again to get a good crease.
|I was so tickled that my pins match my ironing board!|
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