Make something REALLY easy and fun for the holidays!
I've been seeing these everywhere -- Etsy shops, catalogs, even at the
children's clothing store here in Northern California. I figured a way that
worked for me that is SUPER simple, and wanted to share.
I bought a bunch of fat quarters of Christmas wovens. Then I cut triangles. Some big for a big banner and small for a small banner.
You can get the whole, more detailed pattern download free from SewingMamas.com, here.
Make these fun banners for any occasion, holiday, season or event. By uysing fat quarters or scraps of woven fabrics ou will have fun with this cute and REALLY easy pattern! If you get a chance, snap a picture for me to share and post a link or send it to me at: materialmamaATgmailDOTcom ;)You will need:
1. Scraps of woven fabrics, at least 10x10 inches (26x26cm). You can have fun with this part; use a rainbow of colors for a birthday party, or holiday patterns for a particular event. I used Christmas fabrics.
2. Double fold bias tape, and thread that matches. Cut the double fold bias tape as long as you’d like your banner to run. I sewed 6 feet (183 cm).You can make your own or purchase it already made (which is what I did)
3. Pinking shears. Or you can add a blade to your rotary cutter that does the same thing.Instructions:
1. Decide how long you’d like your banner to be. Cut your double fold bias tape four inches longer. This way you have a place to add a loop or place to hang the banner.
2. Using the pattern attached, cut out triangles on the fold of the grain of your fabrics. You don’t need to pink the top of your triangles; these will be tucked into the bias fabric.
3. Place two triangles wrong sides together. This will make your banner double sided. Iron them. I didn’t iron here for the sample and I can really tell the difference. Pin to help them stay together.4. Take your double folded bias tape, and tuck the tops of the triangles. Pin.
5. Here you can see the detail of how to place the triangles into the bias tape:
7. Leaving about 4 inch ‘tail’ without any triangles, sew your triangles into your bias tape. Leave another 4 inch ‘tail’ at the other end. You will use these to attach your banner. You can make them longer if you wish of course.
8. You have finished your celebration banner!
I made large and small triangles, using the large banner for my home and the small banner for my daughter’s dorm room and the trimming the tree.
Use other shapes, like stars, hearts, birds, etc.Appliqué letters to spell out “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Birthday” or someone’s name.
Use felt in place of the woven fabrics
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