I love banners and use them for many occasions. They are easy to make and can make a statement. My sewing students love the banner that outlines our entire room. I have used many of the scraps they have left behind and they get a kick out of pointing out “their” fabric. If you look on the internet you will see many banner styles and shapes.
“Give Thanks” Supplies:
Burlap, fabric scraps for orange ties, thread (for sewing machine), black paint, a lettering stencil, and twine.
For a pattern I used a printable template available for free at: http://blog.chickabug.com/free/Chickabug_fabric_bunting_pattern.pdf
I cut out my burlap using the 4.5″ guide plus added an extra 1″ on top for my seam allowance.
Next I stenciled my letters. Optional: You could make fabric iron-on letters as seen in the “Kids Can Sew” banner above.
Once the paint was dry I folded over tops 1″, ironed and trimmed the back side.
Next I zigzag sewed across tops about 3/4″ to make channel opening for the twine. I used zigzag stitch because my burlap was very loose woven.
Run twine through triangles.
Cut the orange fabric scraps about 1.5″x6″ and tie between each triangle and each end.
So cute! You can make a holiday, birthday, any day special with a banner!
Coming Soon: A quick and easy holiday apron!