Sunday, November 11, 2012

Free Pennant Tutorial...Very Easy!

First of all,
I had big plans for yesterday.
I had a list.
A big list.
But first, I wanted to try to make a set of these pennants
for my camper.
And that is where the day went awry.
They were just too much fun!
Seven sets later...
and nothing on the list done...
the least I can do is tell you how to make them.

You will need:
Scraps of material
Backing fabric
Heat and Bond
Double fold wide bias tape
Sewing machine
Scissors or Rotary Cutter.

to start.
If you don't have a rotary cutter and mat,
you will need to make a pattern from cardboard of a pennant.
I cut some 6 inches by 8 inches,
4 inches by 6 inches
4 inches by 5 inches.
Cut a rectangle any of these sizes,
find the middle of the smaller end and draw a line from the upper
corner to that middle line on both sides and cut out.

It is much easier with the rotary cutter.

When you have enough cut,
iron the heat and bond onto the backing fabric.
I used these table napkins for a couple of them,
muslin for some
just cotton fabric for others.

Then peel back the paper from the heat and bond
and fuse the pennants to the backing fabric,
I keep the paper and iron it over the pennants to protect my iron.

Trim the pennants
zig zag stitch them
in the
double fold bias tape leaving
about 6 inches on either end.

Simple and done!

A set for my camper,
a set for Kendall's room,
a set for Gracelyn's room,
a set for my fireplace,

and who knows...

Christmas presents
maybe a set for a giveaway....
keep watching.

And then I had to clean up the mess...
(well, who am I kidding, I didn't clean up the mess)
and head out
high tea
with some friends
that I have not spent time with in so long!

What a nice evening!
Not really sure how I got front and center,
I usually try to avoid that position in photos.


Sheila said...

Isn't it fun to find something so easy and decorative to do? Love them all. I made some a while back for the 4th and for some swaps but never kept any for me! Hmmm, might have to create one for the holidays.
Looks like a fun time with a wonderful group of friends. Good for you!
Have a great Sunday~

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Thank you for the tutorial. :-) I've been thinking of making one out of burlap and fabric.

jennifer768 said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial.Love it!Hugs,Jen

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! These are so awesome Cathy!
Thanks for the tutorial! I've been wanting to make one of these for myself, now I know how!
Take Care!!