8.08.2012

Make a Fabric Pennant Banner {Tutorial}

Hi Friends! How has your week been so far? I have been keeping myself busy with the kids rooms – my goal was to have them mostly finished by the end of the summer and the fall will be here before I know it! One of the projects I finished up was some fun little pennant banners for Tenley’s room. I have seen tons of them all over the place and have loved them and finally jumped on the bandwagon and made a few! Truthfully, had I know how easy the fabric ones were to make, I would have made one a while ago. I know there are probably a lot of tutorials out there for how to make one – but I wanted to share with you how I made mine and hopefully inspire you to make one too!!

How to Make a Fabric Pennant Banner

 


Make your pennants
1. Pick your material!  I used 5”x5” squares from a charm pack but you can use any size you want – just make sure it is square!
2. Find the middle of your square and mark it.
3. Using a rule, make a line on the backside of your fabric from the middle up to each corner.
4. Using pinking shears, cut along your lines! The pinking shears make a zig zag cut so you won’t have to do any hemming and you won’t have any fraying! I love pinking shears! I was able to cut three layers at a time so it went by pretty quickly.

and then you will have your pennants!

Make your Bias Tape
To make the banner you will need bias tape – I didn’t have any on hand and wanted my binding to match my banner fabric so I simply made it! You can make it too!! I wanted to use 1/2” bias tape so I simply cut my fabric into 2” strips – Then I folded it in half and ironed it. Then simply folded each side into the middle and pressed – here is the finished product -

Sew your pennants in your bias tape


1. Open your tape and slide your pennants inside. I over lapped mine just a little bit.
2. Pin your pennants and tape together to hold them in place.
3. When you have made it as short or long as you want, sew right along the bottom hem.
4. I ended my banner right after the pennants – but you can totally keep sewing along the bottom of the tape and make a little tail.

And then your done!!!

Using the charm pack was really fun because it gives a taste of all the fabrics in the line without having to buy a ton of fabric! I am so pleased with how they turned out – and think they are darling! With so many different fabric patterns, there are so many different banners you can make!
This just may be a new addiction!!!

Have you jumped on the banner bandwagon yet?

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5 comments:

Ty and Whitty said...

Sooo cute I love it

Leanne said...

It looks so pretty! I love the fabric!

Michelle said...

Her room is SOOO cute! Glad I got a sneak peek tonight. I love the colors and that you were creative to use things on hand.

Amy* said...

This is adorable! I make my banners out of scrapbook paper and chip board (takes forever) because I have yet to conquer my sewing machine. This makes me want to run downstairs and battle it...time to sharpen up the pinking shears :) T

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

This is just the sweetest little banner! Love the fabrics you chose.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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