Beautiful fabrics sit in my craft room and are waiting to be made into a pennant banner:) This is an easy DIY project that makes great use of leftover fabric scraps. If you are not a seamstress, you can use the glue gun to make this pennant banner and use pinking shears to cut out the pennants. However, I wouldn’t recommend that if you are wanting to use the banner for long term use. The instructions and downloads are from Sew 4 home
- Download and print out the patterns for the various pennant shapes that make up the party banner. Cut out each triangle pattern along its drawn line.
- Take your first fabric scrap piece and fold it in half. Pin a triangle pennant shape on top of the fabric, lining up the edge labeled FOLDLINE on the paper pattern along the folded fabric edge.
- Cut along the two triangle edges. Do not cut the fold.
- Repeat for as many different pennant shapes and fabrics as you need to properly fill up the length of your cord.
- Remove the paper pattern from the fabric and stitch a seam that is ¼”- ½” (depending on the width of your cord) from the folded edge, back-tacking at the beginning and end of the seam line to secure and strengthen. This creates the tunnel for stringing your pennants onto the cording, so make sure it is wide enough for the cording to pass through.
- Make as many of these pennant pieces as you like, in various sizes and fabrics, to fill your desired party banner length.
- String the pennant pieces and beads onto the cording in whatever pattern and frequency you choose. For our example, we separated each pennant with at least 2-4 beads.
Be sure to leave enough excess cording at each end of the party banner to secure it whatever you intend it to hang from. For complete instructions and more images click here.
Not a seamstress? Check out Amy’s site Giggleberry – she has a darling selection of pennant banners at very reasonable prices.