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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

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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.

 

 

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So cute!  You can make a holiday, birthday, any day special with a banner!

-Becky Fisher

 

Coming Soon:  A quick and easy holiday apron!