Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner

Tutorial for how to sew a DIY double sided Halloween pennant banner that will look amazing! I love all the festive colors.

Supplies: 
Scissors ( or rotary cutter )
Fabric glue (optional)
Sewing needle
Thread
Cutting mat
Paper triangle cut out shape
Measuring tape or ruler
Pen
5 different fat quarter cotton fabric designs
Pins
Black Ribbon 9/16 inches
Heat Bond Ultrahold iron on adhesive
 
 Directions:


 Step 1:  Wash and iron out the fabric. Then trace the triangle onto the fabric and cut it out with scissors (or a rotary cutter.) You can make the triangle any size you want. The above measurements are what I used. Make sure to leave room for seam allowance about half an inch. For a double sided pennant make 30 triangles ( 15 sets of 2 pieces.) One will blank to separate the words Happy and Halloween. Set them aside for now.
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner

Step 2: Print out Happy Halloween in your font and size of choice. Then place them under the Heat Bond and trace onto the paper linear. Next place the traced heat bond onto the back side of your fabric (adhesive side down) and iron on. Then cut them out. Make sure to follow instructions on the Heat Bond Ultrahold iron on adhesive! 
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner
Step 3: Peel the paper linear and place onto the front of a triangle. Then iron on. Make sure to follow instructions on the Heat Bond Ultrahold iron on adhesive!
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner
Step 4: Place the matching triangles together with the front sides facing each other and pin the 3 triangle corners. I used a pen to mark a half inch seam allowance. Now sew the long edges and leave the top open. (you could use heat bond or  fabric glue for this instead of sewing.)
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner
Step 5: Once done flip the triangle inside out and trim the excess strings on the top. As show in the picture above.
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner
Step 6: Fold your ribbon in half and iron on  the lowest heat.
DIY Halloween Fabric Pennant Banner
Step 7: Place the triangle between the ribbon and pin. Do this to all your triangles. You can either sew the ribbon on or use fabric glue. I used fabric glue. I left 15" of ribbon at each end to leave enough room to hang.

Enjoy! With my left over fabric I will be making a Halloween tablecloth or table runner. I would love to see how your banners turned out!
Tutorial for how to sew a DIY Halloween pennant banner
Tutorial for how to sew a DIY Halloween pennant banner

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