I am in love with our next blogger, Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime. I Heart Naptime is such a fantastic site that is always sharing new craft ideas, DIY home decor, sewing tutorials, and recipes with its readers on a daily basis. It is so inspiring to see so many ideas out there, all in one place! She always seems to find the very best to share with all of us…



No matter what you are looking for, I Heart Naptime has it, and with style too :).

Her images are always a visual treat, it is so much fun just to go and browse around her site!

I Heart Naptime is for the every day family, reaching out to all Stay at Home Mom’s. One of my favorite features would be her monthly menu planning! It helps a busy Mom like me plan out my food for the whole month – with links to some absolutely delicious looking recipes.

I mean…come on, she makes it look so easy!

But of course, as usual, there is always more. Like her weekly Sundae Scoop Link Party…

There are so many good things linked up each week! This has got to be one of the best Parties out there for the overall assortment of projects linked up.

I am always so curious to see what these seemingly Wonder Women could possibly have as their New Years ReSewLution!!! So without further ado…

Welcome Jamielyn!



Hi ladies! I’m Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time and I’m so excited to here today! I’ve been loving this event. I’ve pinned so many great ideas to come back to.

Today I’m going to show you how to sew these cute little banners! The nice thing about banners/bunting {what do you call them?} is you can completely tailor them to your taste. Let your creativity shine!

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1. Gather your fabric (usually 1-4 different fabrics/colors) and thick ric rac.

2. I found it easiest to cut a square and then cut from the middle to outer edge to create the perfect triangle.

3. Put triangles right side together.

4. Sew around the edges leaving the top open. Then cut the point off so it wont pucker up when folded right side out.

use any fabrics you'd like with this bunting tutorial

Next you will turn the triangles right side out. Then make sure to press (with a steam iron) so they will lay nicely.

learn how to sew a banner with this tutorial

Then you’ll want to start pinning your banner together on your chalk board (or where ever you’ll be putting it). This way you’ll know how much space you need in between the triangles.

tutorial on how to sew a banner

Next you’ll sew the ric rac to the triangles (use a coordinating thread).

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Once it’s all sewed together you can hang your banner up. I simply wrapped it behind my board and duct taped it so it would stay put. Gotta love duck tape!

 make this fun fabric banner

Now enjoy your beautiful banner. I love them… don’t they just make you happy?! And they add the perfect touch to any project. You can find the whole makeover on the chalkboard/magnet board here

learn how to make this bunting tutorial

Let me know if you have any questions. You can find me here: blog, facebook or twitter. Would love to “meet” you! :)

Thanks for having me ladies! Happy Thursday!

xo-Jamielyn

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I love fabric banners, and Jamielyn’s came out so adorable – don’t you think?! The perfect home decor for just about any occasion, I envision a heart one coming up with Valentine’s Day around the corner…

Thank you so much again for being here Jamielyn!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!