Bunting Banner Tutorial {Plus Free PDF Template}

Hello crafting friends! Another beginner sewing tutorial is waiting for you today. I'm excited to show you how to sew an easy fabric bunting banner. It's double-sided and so cute!


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How to sew a cute fabric pennant banner. An easy, step-by-step tutorial with lots of photos for all sewing enthusiasts. A perfect beginner sewing project!




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Make your own fabric bunting to hang as decoration. It's a great use of your fabric scraps! I made this cute fabric bunting when my older son was a tiny baby. It's the first one I've ever made, and  it's still my favorite! Because it's

  • easy to make
  • cute
  • double-sided.

This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


After I saw how cute the bunting had turned out, I made another two for my friends' babies. Same template, because it looks just the right size, and just the right form. You don't want to make a bunting banner that is too small or too short - it will just look somehow lost on the wall. And I just love the blue-and green combination - can you tell? ;)


Oh, and one additional thing: I like double-sided waay more than single-sided bunting. This is why:


WHY IS DOUBLE-SIDED BETTER?

If you want to keep the beautiful banner you've just made, as a permanent room decor, it better be double sided, since you need it to NOT fray when you throw it in the washing machine. Nobody says that but off course, your baby's bunting banner will get dusty if you wan't to keep it seen.

And also, being double-sided, both sides of the fabric banner will look great when it is is hung overhead. Or across a space. No limits, actually :)


SUPPLIES:



    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!

    You'll need:

    • fabric (solids or prints, anything cute)
    • grossgrain ribbon
    • matching thread
    • sewing machine
    • iron
    • pins
    • scissors (or rotary cutter)
    • a template (you can use mine)


    Your Free PDF Bunting Banner Template



    Yep, free for everybody. You can get it on Craftsy, where I post all my PDF patterns (the majority are free), if you click here:


    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


    (And while checking out this free pattern, don't forget to
    Get them all, I drafted them for you!)


    Bunting Banner TUTORIAL


    1) Get or make a template. You could also cut triangles without one, but using it will save you quite a lot of measuring (= a template makes the project waaay easier!) It's just the perfect size for me, and it might also be perfect for you.

    To make it even easier, you can print it on cardboard paper. It will last longer and makes cutting out flags piece of cake.


    2) Now when you've got the template, cut out 2 pieces of fabric for each bunting flag.
    Free template and a tutorial to sew a cute fabric pennant banner. An easy, step-by-step tutorial with lots of photos for all sewing enthusiasts. A perfect beginner sewing project!



     2) Put the two pieces right sides together.

    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!



    3) Sew along the 2 long sides. Leave the top part of the triangle open. Then trim off excess fabric at the tip of the triangle to make the point of the bunting flag reeeeeeally nice (But be careful NOT to cut into the seam line!)
    Then press flat for easier turning.
    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!





     4) Turn right side out. Push out the tip of the triangle using a point turner tool (or simply a knitting needle, chopstick or something similar).

    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!



    5) You'll also want to cut off the two bits on top of the triangle. (see photo below) Then press the piece flat again to get perfect form. (no photo, sorry :)

    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!



    6) Sew the flags onto the ribbon. You will probably want to leave at least 10 inch (25 cm) of ribbon on each side of the bunting for tying/hanging. I left more, approximately 20 inch (50 cm) and it allows me to hang it pretty much anywhere.

    Fold the ribbon in half (lengthways) as you sew. Insert the first flag by tucking the unfinished side of the triangle between the two ribbon layers. Then leave a gap before the next flag (I left an inch). No matter how long the gap, just make sure to space the gaps evenly.
    Then repeat on all pieces.

    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


    7) Done. How easy was that!


    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!



    Now what you need to do is hang up your cute fabric bunting and admire it :) Or give it as present. It would make a perfect baby welcoming gift, wouldn't it?

    BONUS TIP:

    To store them, make an easy zipper pouch. You'll have a wonderful handmade present for your loved ones (aka 2-in-1!) – You can use my free PDF pattern for a zipper pouch. Easy project too! – Get it HERE on Craftsy - and feel free to download a few more of my free PDF patterns HERE:







    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


    WANT TO ADD APPLIQUE? 

    You can see that in my title photo. I added the name of the child on the bunting and it looked great!

    If you want to add letters too, or any other applique, it will be easiest to use felt as you don't need to hem it and it's easy to cut. More about that in my how-to make simple felt letters post. If you are adding felt, it's important you use just the right type for your project. If you scroll down the post about felt (here), you'll find a simple explanation of what type of felt exactly you need for your project.


    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!



    If you need some other form for your DIY banner (think half-hexies, scallops, wow!), you might want to try out these sewing ruler templates on Amazon:




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    This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts!


    Now you've made your first fabric pennant banner. A perfect beginner sewing project, isn't it?



    Want More Free Patterns and Tutorials?


    Feel free to sign up for emails or - even better - check out some of my FREE PDF patterns on Craftsy. They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself:

    Click here to get to my other PDF patterns on Craftsy.


    ALSO CHECK OUT this post (it has a freebie):
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    Or check out my newest (and cutest) additions to Craftsy patterns:


    DIY Mini Fabric Bin - just the cutest little bin to sew! It's an easy beginner sewing project. Get your PDF pattern on Craftsy.

    A cute little coin purse PDF pattern complete with beginner friendly instructions Get your pattern here!


    Happy crafting!

    3 comments:

    1. I'm trying to download the banner template but all I get is subscription sign up. Since I'm already subscribed it's driving me mad.
      Other than that, I love your site and the patterns are great with clear instructions.

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    2. Jaqi,

      thanks for reaching out! So sorry you're having trouble getting your banner template. If you let me now your email, I'll send it to you directly (and do you also want a free bandana bib pattern, or felt bread template? - just let me now and they are yours!) Have a great day,

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      1. Im having the same issue, please could you email to me too?
        Lauren.farrell@ntlworld.com
        Thanks!

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