Friday, June 21, 2013

How to sew a Pennant

Hello friends!  I hope your week has been a good one.  Well.. I finished sewing my patriotic pennant!  I used material that I had in my stash.  (who knows where it all came from????)   This pennant will  be perfect for our 4th of July BBQ.  I like it SO much that I think I am going to do another one very soon.  It was so easy.  I have added a tutorial so you can make one for yourself.  Hope you like it too!
 
 
 
 
 
First, gather your fabrics and make a pennant pattern from cardstock.   There are lots of patterns online free to print out.   If you have a cutting board and some rotary scissors -- grab them. 
 
Next, lay your fabric printed sides together (make it wide enough for pennant to fit)  and put your template with one side on the straight edge.
 
Using your scissors, cut the pennant out.  Leave it folded with right sides together.  If you don't have rotary scissors; just trace on the pattern and cut it out.  Cut as many as you like from your fabric. 
 
Next, iron all  the pennants with right sides together until you get them nice and flat. (this will make your sewing much easier)

Now.. sew each of your pennants  together closing up the open side  (still with right sides together).  Turn pennants back right side out.  Iron them again till you get the perfect triangle shape.   Okay.. now lay out your pennants  in the order you want   to sew them.  Measure to see how much ribbon you will need for the top and ties.   I used a very wide white ribbon and pressed it down the middle with my iron.  I then laid out my pennants across the floor and pinned them with the ribbon on the front and back side of the pennant. Next, sew  across the bottom of the ribbon.  (Hint -- watch your pennants to make sure they don't slide out so you are sure to sew both sides. )   Leave enough ribbon at the end so you can have room to tie.  (or make a loop if you plan to hang it on a nail.)  And that's it....   See  -- it's sew easy!
 


 

    

 

9 comments:

  1. Cathy you could always make one as a giveaway :)

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    1. That's an idea, Cathy.. Hmmmmm....

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  2. I like that!..Seems so easy!..lol I really need to get my sewing machine out!..

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    1. It is a fun project. And you can make so many kinds.. I have material with a sewing theme. I think I will make one for my craft room:)

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  3. Love your pennant Cathy! Thank you for sharing you made it! :)

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  4. I love this tutorial, Cathy! And the pennant turned out great. I'm glad to be your newest follower, love your blog:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  5. Your pennant looks great! I love it. Thanks for this tutorial.

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! I am so excited to be one of your picks:)

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