Today, while I was redecorating my Living Room, I decided to make this Harvest Bunting Banner to add to my Fall decorations. It was really easy and I'll show you the steps to make it here.
Here is what you will need to complete this project:
~ 1 yard fabric (I used an old table cloth)
~ 1 brown paper bag (or any sturdy fabric)
~ scissors, roatary cutter and mat
~ letter stencil
~ black paint and brush
~ twine or ribbon
~ Sewing machine
Step One: You will need to decide how big you want your triangle to be. I did 10 inches wide x 12 inches long. (I chose this size to make sure my widest letter fit on the triangle) Since 12 was my longest length I cut my fabric to a 12 inch width. Then I cut at a diagonal every 10 inches and that is how I got my triangles. Also cut your backing triangles. I used a brown paper bag for this project but you can use anything sturdy.
Step Two: Sew your front and back triangles together. I used a 1/4' seem allowance all around the outside edge.
Step Three: Use your letter templets and draw the outline of each letter onto the triangles. Making sure to center each letter. You will then use the paint to fill in the lines to make the letters bold. (You will need to take a break after this step to allow your letters to dry)
Step Four: Once your letters are dry it is now time to sew them together. This is where you can get really creative. I've made all different kinds of bunting and I've done it all different ways. You can choose to string them together or sew them together on the string. (At the end of the post I'll show you some examples of each of these ways)
Here is what I did: I started at the top corner of the first letter and started sewing across the top. Once I was about 1/2" away from the end I stopped sewing with the needle down. I lifted the presser foot and placed the next triangle down (making sure it was the next letter) and continued sewing across the top. I did this until all of the letters were sewn together.
Step Five: In this step I added the string on the ends that would hold up the banner. I decided to use twine since I thought it matched the look of the fabric nicely.
I cut 4 strips of twine all about 10 inches long.
Then I took two pieces and placed them on the top triangle of the first letter. I decided to sew them on backwards to give it more stability. (see picture) I used my back-up button on my machine to do a back and forth stitch over the twine. I went over it about 4 times.
I then did this on both ends of the banner.
Step Six: Tie the twine ends together. This is where you can get creative again. I used a bow but you can do just a simple knot.
Here's another decorating tip I use a lot! When I'm hanging banners like this that are just temporary I use a very light duty staple gun. It makes it super easy to hang and the holes are so small that when you take out the staple you won't see anything left over!
Also I use tape to hold it in place before stapling to make sure it is even and centered where I want it. Then staple and pull the tape and you're all set!
Here are some other bunting banners around my house. If you would like to know more about any of these please message me for more details.
This banner is on burlap and black card stock backing and strung on twine.
This is a mini bunting I have hanging in my craft room. It is actually the same table cloth I used for the Harvest Bunting here. It is sewn onto ribbon with lace and buttons.
This bunting is a little hard to see. It is hanging in my laundry room and it doesn't have great lighting. It actually says laundry and it is a scalloped blue stripe fabric that I doubled with quilt batting between the layers. I also cut the letters using my Cricut and then I sewed them on with a zig-zag. It is also strung on twine.
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