Tuesday, 7 May 2013

How to Make a No-Sew Pennant Banner

It's been quite awhile since I shared my girls' playroom makeover with you.  You may recall that practically nothing in the space was purchased new.  In order to keep the room from looking like the "place where old furniture goes to die," I used some fresh and fun fabric to create this pennant banner. 

The pennant banner was a great way to dress up the window on the wall of white cabinets.

The best thing about it is it doesn't require any sewing.  If you'd like to make one of your own, here's what you'll need:
  • Piece of posterboard or other heavy duty paper/cardboard (for making a template)
  • Fusible Web - Heat n Bond and Wonder Under are well known brands, both available at JoAnne's or any sewing or craft store.  Be sure that you are not using double-sided web.
  • Fabric
  • Hot Glue and Gun
  • Pinking Shears (also known as zig zag scissors)
  • 1" cotton belting - I purchased mine at JoAnne's.  I used about 80 inches of belting to span my 76" wide window.

  1. Draw a triangle of your desired size on the posterboard.  My triangles are 12 inches on the long sides and 8 inches on the top edge.  Cut out the triangle and set it aside to be used as your template.
  2. Iron fusible web to the back of enough fabric to make as many triangles as you need for your banner.  As you can see, I used 10 triangles to span a 76 inch window.
  3. Use your template to trace triangles onto the back of your fabric.
  4. Cut out the triangles using your pinking shears.
  5. Use your hot glue gun to attach the triangles to the flat rope.

That's all there is to it!  I think every room should contain something special and custom made for the space.  These pennant banners prove that custom-made can also be simple, inexpensive and easy-to-change.

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