This is my first soccer banner ever! I had no idea what I was doing and I was determined to use only materials I had on hand. This is what I came up with! We are the Daisies (white) and there are 5 girls on our team. So - 5 daisies on the banner! Not too hard!!
Start with canvas or duck cloth. I was happy I had bought this in the fabric district for $2 a yard! Only it was a tan/cream color - not very 5 year old! Luckily I had just purchased NEON pink spray paint! I hemmed the edge of the canvas then spray painted it with the neon pink.
Neon pink does not photograph very well in bright sun. I like how it finished kind of patchy, I have quilting fabric like this. (it's nice to know you can spray paint anything!!)
I got out my Therm O Web Heat n Bond and traced the block letters and daisies.
Iron the Heat n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out on the line.
Peel off the paper and lay out the words.
I was afraid to iron directly on the spray paint so I grabbed an old piece of fabric and laid it on top. It took a few seconds to get the Heat n Bond to melt.
I put an old towel on the tile floor then laid out the rest of the banner. I ironed it on the floor - I didn't want to move it to the ironing board.
I sewed around all of the appliqué pieces in black thread. On the daisies I sewed around 3 times.
If I would have time, I would have hand stitched the names, but I had 10 minutes left before team pictures, so a sharpie did the trick in putting the girls names on the flowers.
I love it!!! The neon really makes it!