EASY Pennant Banner Craft & Tutorial !!

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It seems like I see these adorable pennant banners everywhere I look lately. They can be made with crafting paper or fabric and are super easy to put together. There are so many uses for these banners: summer parties, birthday parties, photography, or simply used as a decoration in a child’s room.

easy pennant banner tutorial

I developed my own technique for making quick and easy banners using scrap pieces of fabric and very little sewing. Now I have the option of changing out my banners for the occassion!

Supplies:

  • Scrap Fabric (I used 4 different fabrics, 1/4 yard of each)
  • 1 piece of cardboard
  • Heat N’ Bond Lite
  • 9 yards of cotton rope
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine and White Thread

1.  Make a Template out of Cardboard

   I simply drew a diamond shape on a piece of cardboard by tracing 2 triangles back to back.  My triangles measure 7 inches across and are 8 inches long.  Once your shape is traced, just cut it out with sturdy scissors.

2.  Cut Out Your Fabric and Heat N’ Bond

  Use your template to cut out fabric.  Each 1/4 yard of fabric will yield 2 cut outs.  My banner has 7 pennants, so I cut out that many shapes from my template.  Cut out the same number of pieces from your Heat N’ Bond using your template.

3.  Adhere Heat N’ Bond To Your Fabric Pieces

Simply use your iron to adhere the Heat N’ Bond to the BACK of your fabric pieces.  Iron with the paper side up.

4.  Start Assembling!

 

Line up your fabric pieces in the order you will place them on the rope.  Take your center pennant and peel of the heat n’ bond paper.  Place it on the ironing board, heat n’ bond side up.  Place the center of your rope in the center of the fabric.   Fold the fabric over (so you have made a triangle) and iron.  Continue with all your pennants.

5.  Finishing

To secure my pennants to the rope I sew a quick stitch across the top.  I do this in one fell swoop, using my zipper foot, and cutting the thread after I have run through all the pennants.

6.  Hang and Enjoy!!!!

What will you use your pennant banner for??????

 

 

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About the author: I am a sometimes Physical Therapist who is currently staying home with her two little boys (and one more bundle on the way!) I love photography, cloth diapering, cooking, couponing, blogging and playing with my kids!

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  • That is a fantastic project. Really like it

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  • SO cute!!! Thanks for the easy tutorial.

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  • How cute! I have always wanted to make one of these, and you make it look super easy. Great job and thanks for the tutorial!

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  • Banners are a trend again nowadays, however, during fiestas here in our country (Philippines), banners are popular decor.

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  • This would be great with Christmas fabrics to use each and every year! Thanks for the info!

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  • Huh, I had not thought about using fabric and heat bond. What a good idea. Thanks for this post!

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  • Oh! What a great idea! It makes it so much easier to make :)

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  • That is awesome!

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  • I have been wanting to make one of these! Thanks for the easy step by step tutorial!

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  • Such a great idea. They came out so cute.

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  • This is a great idea and fun way to spruce up a room. Good to get kids involved too.

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  • This is so cute I want to do it for my baby’s birthday!

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  • I might try this for my grandmother’s birthday party.

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  • got to make one for my grandsons birthday coming up this weekend,thanks

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  • I’m not a crafty mom at all, but this pennant seems like one I could make. Very pretty!

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  • These are so cute! I love pennants for parties. I don’t have a sewing machine but I could totally take the supplies to my MIL’s house to make these, they look simple & easy enough for me to handle {maybe}! :)

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  • Wow! These look so easy! I actually have TWO parties this weekend. You’ve given me some ideas…

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  • Ohhhh I really like this!!! I would love to make one for the 4th of July!

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  • How pretty! I’m not much of a crafty person but I think I could even do this. I just might try it!

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  • That turned out awesome!

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  • Very neat! I may have to try that for my daughters bday coming up.

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  • Oh you are genius! Do you know I made 2 pennants for my son’s 2 birthdays the HARD way!? Yes, cutting out TWO separate triangle, Sewing inside out then turning and pressing. THEN sewing a strip along the top. Oh my goodness took me forever, and now I will NOT have to do that anymore!
    I also LOVE the look of these pennants! Way to go!

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    • Yes, these are MUCH easier than the type you sew. The Heat n’ bond keeps the edges from raveling!

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