Last year for Christmas I received a sewing machine I have been wanting for years. I have to admit, I am not very good. I have a lot of projects I *want* to do, but fabric costs money and I hate to waste it all. I am always forgetting to do an important detail here or there & the whole thing gets messed up. I guess practice makes perfect!!!
Right now one of my favorite things to sew are Banners! So fun!
Minnie Mouse for my daughter’s 1st birthday:
Happy Halloween Banner:
Monster Truck Banner for my son’s 4th birthday:
As you can see my work is nothing near perfection, but it’s ok!
These are great to make with lots of scraps too!!!
- First, I printed & cut out this TEMPLATE.
- I then stenciled the template on my fabric using white chalk & cut out the triangle. It’s easiest to pin your stencil to the fabric so it doesn’t shift.
- You could use matching fabric for both sides or be creative and do something different! Your choice!!!
- I’m lazy, but you could press each piece of fabric at this point to make them nice & smooth!
- Pin both sides of your pennants together. Remember, keep your unfinished sides together, so the finished sides are facing out.
- Stitch each pennant together — you could easily do this by hand if you do not have a sewing machine. Make sure to leave 1/4″ seam allowance. You can trim when you are done if you leave too much unsewn fabric.
- When you are done making all of your pennants, stich them all together to make a banner.
- Next time I make one, I plan on using some bias tape to make them look a little better finished on top.