Swim and dive season is almost over,
it was Miss C.'s first year,
so she was assigned a swim and a dive buddy,
who were most helpful in making it a successful time.
So to celebrate the occasion,
I made a personalized pennant for each of the girls,
of course, I could not forget my own daughter!
vintage inspired pennants,
I first designed the name in pennant shape,
using the font Varsity, just like in the tutorial.
Then I printed out the name,
I ironed them onto felt and cut them out.
Before ironed them onto my background,
I did not cut the background until after the name was ironed on.
It is easier that way,
I just needed to make sure that there is enough place for
Then I stitched every letter to the background
to ensure nothing will come undone!
In order to hide all the threads, and make the pennant sturdier,
I added a back to the pennant, cutting a larger rough piece of felt for the back.
I also cut 2 long pieces of felt (1/2 inch wide) for the ties
that I put between the 2 layers,
and stitched around the pennant.
Once the back is stitched, I cut off the excess felt,
making sure not to cut off the ties.
At this point, it could be complete,
but I liked it with another band at the top.
I cut a 1 inch band, stitched it to the top,
and then cut off the excess on each side.
looking mighty good and official!