"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Creepy Witchy Banner Tutorial


Who doesn't LOVE the popular Witchy shoes bouncing around blog land?!?! I like them. a lot. I love these spiders too.
So I decided to make a witch shoe banner for Halloween this year.
I used left over scrap fabric from my
that I made last year.



Do you want to know how I did this???
Follow below:

Draw yourself a little picture of how you would like your banner to look when finished.
This will become your guide for assembly.
Draw yourself a witch shoe on card stock, cut that out and use that to trace the shoes onto fabric that has heat n bond on the wrong side of the fabric. (Remember to flip your template to get a pair of shoes.....you don't want all the same left or right shoe.  You need pairs of shoes.)  Cut the shoes out.
 Next draw out a leg template onto card stock and cut that out as well.  Notice the doted line at the bottom of my template?? This is extra length that is needed to attach the leg and shoe together.  Trace the legs onto fabric that also has heat n bond, cut those out as well.
You will now take your shoe and leg and heat set them to heavy pellon (for stability). Place the leg down first, then your shoe.
Place your template next to the leg as a guide to make it so all your "legs and shoes" will be the same length.
Heat set with your iron.
Below: Look at all your legs ready to go!!!
Cut out all your legs.
If you like the spiders, I did them the same way.
 OR you can purchase the Spiders in my etsy shop.
 Now sew your shoes onto some ribbon and you have a very creepy witchy banner for Halloween!!
How cute is that?!?!

37 comments:

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is adorably creepy! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

SO CUTE!!!

Misty said...

This is ADORABLE!!

Sandra said...

Love it!

Jami said...

I love this! There is something about those curly toes that is just too cute! Stop by and link up this post or any others next Thursday at my Theme Party Thursday linky. We are all about the themes of fall or Halloween!

MJ said...

I LOOOVE THIS! I havent finished (read: started) my Halloween quilt yet but next year I will definitely use my leftovers for this also :)

Christy said...

I adore these, and I'm certain I need one! Adding it to my list now!

casserole said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those witchy shoes!! I scheduled a post to your tutorial on Craft Gossip, to go live tomorrow morning:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-witchy-shoe-bunting/2010/10/05/

--Anne

Keri said...

LOVE IT!!! Can you make me one too? haha Thanks for sharing!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I LOOOOOOVE this witch shoe banner! So creepy cute with the spider!

Erin said...

That is the cutest banner ever!!! :)

Jamiecrafts said...

i love this, may have to save it for next year! great job!

Ella Gene said...

so cute!

Sandy Ang said...

What a cute banner !

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

These are too cute for words! I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch today! Come check it out when you get a chance! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Erin

Staci J said...

That is adorable!! I'm loving the witch shoes too:) Thanks for sharing!
BTW, I'd love for you to come by and check out my fun giveaway going on this week:)
http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/

Michelle said...

I love it! The Spiders are my favorite part!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

More Than A Mom said...

Thanks for the idea. I love this banner!


Visiting from The Girl Creative's link party.

Amy said...

Very cute witchy shoes! I love your design!

Haley D. said...

Very cute! I could totally make one of these with scrapbooking paper/card stock. :)

Crystal said...

Adorable! Very cute idea.

Courtney McAulay said...

I totally dig this! SUPER CUTE! I would be totally psyched if you would come over to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me and share this with everyone! :)

www.betweenuandme.com

Lisa said...

SO cute! You're so creative!

Diane said...

Those are super cute!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

very cute! what adorable garland! I love the witches shoes! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Aren't you clever! Very cute idea, I like it better than any other banner I have seen.

Meg said...

It's VERY CUTE! I love it!! Great tutorial--thank you so much for sharing!

Erin Terry said...

So cute! I gave you the Happy 101 blog award @ jeffanderinterry.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

What an adorable banner...I haven't seen one like this before! Thanks for sharing!
Visiting from Strut Your Stuff.
Cheers!
Theresa

GeorgiaBE said...

Love the idea! I am so going to do this! :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

This would be so cute to decorate our cubes at work :)

Confessions of a Multitasking Momma said...

WoW ~ I love this. Now, I am lacking on being as crafy as this or even crafty knowledged :) ... is this all No Sew?

annzwick said...

Darling and what a cute idea

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

I definitely pinned this soooo cute!

Lauren said...

This is so cute and unique :) Would love if you would link these up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

CelebratingGoodTimes.com said...

Love this! Soo cute :-)