Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fabric Banner Tutorial

I just finished making a fabric banner for my friends western/farm themed baby shower tomorrow. It seems like all of the event planning and party websites have a fabric or paper banner in the pictures. I decided to make a western one that I will reuse many times.

1. I first picked the fabric. I'm all about recycling so I decided on denim (my old pair of jeans), bandanna print, and black & white cowprint. I bought the cowprint &  bandanna print as I didn't have enough actual bandannas to use. * Prewash your fabric

You also need to think about what you are going to use to hang the banner. I used red ribbon that I have about 5 spools of. Denim strips or jute would be cute also.

2. Make a patter. I've seen triangle or scalloped banners. I went with triangle. Grabbed a piece of scratch paper and made my own pattern.

3. Trace pattern on BACK side of fabric.

4. Cut desired number. I cut 6 of each. This will depend on how long you want your banner.

5. Begin sewing them together. I measured down the ribbon about 2 feet as to allow enough to tie the end of the banner. Then I placed the ribbon on top of the fabric and began.

6. I left about 1.5 to 2 inches in between each piece. For those of you who personally know me, will know that I didn't measure. I'm more of a guesser or eyeballer. Then my mom can't believe how it came out the same. I just go with it!

7. Once they are all sewn. I left enough ribbon on the other end to tie.

And here you have it!
If you have any questions let me know.


  1. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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