While Wearing Heels

Ta-Da!  Today I have a wonderful post for you – and it comes from my wonderful friend Amy, who can wear heels while doing most anything if anyone can!  She’s not only a great friend, she has a delightful blog, creates the best parties you have EVER seen, is a wonderful Wife and Mom, and she even shares her creations with us with tutorials included!  I’m so honored to have her here sharing one on my blog today.  If you have time head over to Amy’s blog after you read this post – you will want to dig through her blog awhile, browse her projects and take a virtual stroll through her lovely house too!

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Hello lovely followers of Sew A Fine Seam.  I’m Amy the DIY Craft Blogger “wearing the heels” at While Wearing Heels.

I couldn’t be happier that Jill invited me here to share her beautiful and inspiring space with all of you today.

But before I do, I want to share, first, how I virtually met Jill and, second, what endeared me to her

Jill and I virtually met when I shared the details of my daughter’s circus themed birthday party.  I’ll never forget the comment Jill left me.  She commented about how much she loved my dress, than later, in an email, made me promise when I grow tired of it, to send it to her so she could transform it into something spectacular.  And, now that I know Jill, I have no doubt she would transform it into something AMAZING.

What endeared me to Jill, though, was when I sought her advice on how to top-stitch a coat I was making.  I couldn’t figure out how to top-stitch the coat where black thread showed on the outside of the coat and pink thread showed on the inside of the coat.  I emailed Jill, in a panic, explaining my dilemma.  Jill, quickly responded, without laughing too hard {I hope}, that I just needed to make sure the bobbin held pink thread and the spool held black thread.  I love bloggers that are willing to share their experience and advice and Jill is definitely one of those very generous bloggers.

And, now I am here today, sharing a sewing project of my own…one that requires only one color thread!

To make some of your own celebration flags, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:

Begin by folding your fabric in half.  The fold will act as the back of your pennant.

Using your pinking shears or cutter, cut out a pennant (or a skinny triangle) shape.  The point of your triangle should be on the opposite side of the fold.

Open up the doubled over pennant shape you cut.  Center the dowel rod in the middle of the pennant.  Fold the pennant over, lining it back up.  With your nail, press down on the inside edge of the dowel rod to create a crease.  This will help guide you when sewing the pennant.

Head to your sewing machine.

Sew starting from the folded over edge at the top of the pennant, down to the tip.  Turn your pennant, at the tip, and continue sewing the bottom of the pennant stopping at the crease mark you made.  Turn and continue sewing following the line of the crease mark back up to the top of the pennant, creating a pocket for the dowel rod.

Insert dowel rod into the pocket you created.

Optional:  add a ribbon bow.

What is not optional, waving.

These festive flags can be used instead of rice or bubbles for a wedding procession.

Or simply as fun party props.

Thank you so much Jill and Sew A Fine Seam readers for the very warm welcome.

I’d love for you to stop by and visit While Wearing Heels, I promise, wearing heels is optional.

See what I mean?  Isn’t she great?  Go on over and say ‘Hi’ – we bloggers love it when someone stops long enough to leave a comment :D
Thanks again, Amy, from the bottom of my heart for sharing with us here at Sew a Fine Seam.  Your projects are all very worthy of the title ‘Fine Seam’!  God bless you!

Jill

Sew a Fine Seam

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  1. They turned out adorable, Amy! :)
    Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family recently posted..Onesie Making Station for Baby ShowerMy Profile

  2. luv them! i’m going to file this away for July 4th!

  3. Wonderful tutorial and adorable project! They would make adorable party props… Amy you have the wheels turning for me. ;)
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  4. Absolutely beautiful, what a fun idea and I am in love with the colours. Amy is indeed not only a very talented blogger but one of the best blogging friend you could be lucky enough to meet. Your blog is beautiful following along :)
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  5. So you’re the infamous friend who taught Amy about bobbin thread! You know, you shouldn’t give away all the BIG sewing secrets :)

    Any friend of Amy’s is a friend of mine; nice to “meet” you!
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  6. What a fun project and even a non-sewer like me can sew one fine seam! Amy is one awesome blogger and I’m so glad to know her and her amazing projects!
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  7. Two ladies who both know ‘sew’ much!
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  8. Thank you so much for inviting me to Sew a Fine Seam. It meant a lot to me to share your beautiful and inspiring space.
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