Bunting Banner Tutorial {Plus Free PDF Template}

Bunting Banner tutorial and a Free Sewing 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! Great decoration for a birthday party, or a baby welcoming party, even a baby shower. It's reusable and it will last longer than any single sided banner. Scroll down to get your free PDF pattern.
free sewing pattern for a fabric banner
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free sewing pattern for fabric bunting

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? ;)

how to sew a fabric banner - free pattern


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) - NEW, UPDATED Template!


    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:




    (And while checking out this free pattern, don't forget to
    download my other free PDF sewing patterns too.
    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.
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     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:







    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!

    free sewing pattern for a double sided banner

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

    And here's the latest news (update): I'm adjusting to those who prefer to watch a video when learning to sew. Yep, I've just created a video slideshow for a quick recap on how to sew this banner. Enjoy!






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    Happy crafting!

    1 comment:

    1. Perfect for my soon-to-be-here baby's room AND my sister's baby shower! Thanks for the easy to follow pics. :)

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