This tutorial will show you how to create a banner out of scrap fabric.
Finally, something to make with all of those scraps!
Step 1: What You Need
What You Need:
Sewing Machine (You can also hand sew the flags)
Twine or some type of cord to hang the flags
Paint Brush (an angled one works the best)
Step 2: Pick and Cut Your Fabric
1. Pick your fabric.
I used scrap fabric that I had, but could never find a use for. Well, here you go!
2. Iron your fabric before cutting it.
You will get a cleaner cut.
3. Cut out an 8 ½” Long X 4 ½” Wide Rectangle.
Use this rectangle to cut out the other rectangles.
It’s good to know what you want your banner to say, so you know how many rectangles to cut out.
Mine is going to say “Wander”, so I need 6 rectangles.
Step 3: Sew Your Flags
Once you have all of your rectangles cut out it’s time to sew.
4. Take one of the 4 ½” sides and fold it back an 1”, so the right side of the fabric is bent back onto the wrong side of the fabric like the photo shows.
5. Sew 1/4" from the edge of the fabric, not at the fold. Make sure you leave enough room to slide your twine through the top of the fabric. See photos to get an idea of what it should look like when you are finished.
Step 4: Paint on Your Letters
Now for the paint!
I recommend using an angle brush since you are lettering and want to paint straight lines, but if you don't have one don't worry! Any paint brush will do.
6. Start painting your letters.
You can add dots, triangles, lines, or any other designs to spice your flags up!
Step 5: Thread Your Flags
Wait for the paint to dry before you begin to thread them.
You dont want to smudge those beautiful letters!
7. Take the end of your twine and tie a knot in it, then put your bobby pin behind the knot.
This is going to help you thread the twine through the flag.
8. Thread the twine through the top of your flags.
START WITH THE LAST LETTER of your word FIRST!
Good Tip. Trust me.
Who wants to do this part twice? Not me.
9. Thread all of your letters onto the twine.
Step 6: YOU'RE FINISHED!!!
How cute is this!?
I hung my banner in my kitchen.
Oh, how I love it so.
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