Diy fabric banner 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.
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dIY Fabric Banner
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
And if you want to, you can add some letter appliques – get your free alphabet letters template to print and use to make pretty letters here in this post on my favorite ways to add applique
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 way more than single-sided bunting. This is why:
WHY IS DOUBLE-SIDED BETTER?
- fabric (solids or prints, anything cute)
- grosgrain ribbon
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- scissors (or rotary cutter)
- a template – newsletter subscribers can use mine:
Diy Fabric Banner TUTORIAL
2) Now when you’ve got the template, cut out 2 pieces of fabric for each bunting flag.
Then press flat for easier turning.
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.
WANT TO ADD APPLIQUE?
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.
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?
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