No Sew Fall Pennant Banner

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Have I mentioned lately how much I love Fall??

I have wanted to make a banner from cloth, for several years, but just never attempted it.  I already had the remnants because I had purchased them a couple of years ago to make one, so this year, all I needed was Heat and Bond and some cord.

I hopped online to find a pattern, and settled on this one from Design Dazzle. 

So lets get started!

You’ll need:

Fabric

Heat and Bond

Cord

Heavy paper for cutting letters

Scissors or rotary cutter

Pins

Iron

Remnets

Choose your fabric, I just got some Fall colored remnants.  I learned quarters aren’t large enough.

Pattern

Get yourself a pattern and cut it out.  I linked above to the one I used.  Cut out ONE triangle for each pennant, from your Heat and Bond, then iron it onto your fabric.

IroningPennant

Pinned

After the Heat and Bond has been fused, pin your pattern to the fabric and cut out the whole diamond shape.

Rotary

I used a rotary cutter, ruler and self healing mat, but you could certainly use scissors.

CutOut

You’ll end up with one of these for each letter you have in your word.

LaidOut

I cut my letters using my Cricut and placed them on the pieces just for a trial run, I wanted to see where they looked best.

CardboardLetters

Well, I used a California Pizza Kitchen box for my letters.  It looks a little weird as letters.  🙂
I ironed Heat and Bond on the fabric I wanted my letters to be cut from, then laid the letters out and traced them onto the Heat and Bond.  Don’t forget to lay them out backwards.

TracedLetters

Trace and cut out the letters.

LettersCut

Finished letters.  I used scissors to cut them out.

PumpkinApplique

I have a Sizzix Die Cutter and a pumpkin die, so instead of wasting fabric with Heat and Bond on the back, I cut out some pumpkins.  They are ready to be ironed onto another project.

IronLetter

Next, you can peel the backing from the letters and iron them onto the front of each pennant.  Don’t forget to measure how far from the point the bottom of the letter is, then lay each letter out at that distance so they are lined up the same.  If they are a little off, it’s really not going to matter because they aren’t displayed in a straight line anyway.

Peel

After the letters are ironed on, you can pull the backing off the Heat and Bond.  At this time, lay each pennant open and put the cord right down the center of each one or you can do each one individually just making sure you have the same distance between each pennant.

Ironing

Line up the points and iron moving toward the top, finishing with securing the cord by ironing close to it.  And that’s it!!

Banner

Have you ever made a banner?  What was your theme?

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  1. Very nice!!! I Love Fall, too 🙂 And yes, I make banners all the time for my Holiday Shelf, but I make paper ones!
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  2. Love! I am sooooo pinning this! I love Fall and I LOVE banners!
    Carli recently posted…Private Selection Buy 4, Save $4 Sale at City Market—Through 10/8/13My Profile

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  3. Those are so cute! I love do it yourself projects! Thanks for sharing! I wish I had a nice place to put that banner. I may have to be thinking on it!
    Jill @ Called To Be A Mom recently posted…Kids Can Make You Blush!My Profile

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  4. What is it about banners??? They are just a fun thing.
    You’d think I would do them a lot more, and do them out of paper since I’m a stamper and have tons of paper. Maybe that’s a new project for me?! Thanks!
    Vee recently posted…No Sew Fall Pennant BannerMy Profile

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  5. Thank you Carli!! Sounds like we are kindred spirits. 🙂
    Vee recently posted…No Sew Fall Pennant BannerMy Profile

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  6. Thank you Jill. I bet you do have a good place to put one, you just need to look around and “think outside the box”! You could do one on a smaller scale too… wouldn’t that be cute?!
    Vee recently posted…No Sew Fall Pennant BannerMy Profile

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  7. LOVE the banner! Thanks for the tutorial…how easy is that. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
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    Vee Reply:

    Thanks Lorelai! I think banners are just fun…glad I made it seem easy.

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  8. Ohh, I love easy projects! I made a banner a few years back, but I ought to make a fall one this year! You’ve inspired me!
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    Vee Reply:

    I think you should whip up another banner Rochelle!! It crossed my mind to make it reversible, but I didn’t do that as you can see.

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  9. Your banner is adorable! Thanks for the photos, they really show how to do it!
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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you Bonnie! I’m glad you think I added enough photos…I never know if I’ve added too many or not enough.

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  10. That is so cool! I’m going to pin it–and I love your watermark. What a good idea. I love this font too! I just love everything!
    Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com recently posted…Wordless Wednesdays: Family Birthday PartiesMy Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Well Tammy, you just made my day!! Thanks so much for the compliments.

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