Make a pretty DIY fabric banner using this free banner template. It’s double-sided and so cute! Great decoration for a birthday party, and perfect DIY baby shower party decor. It’s reusable and it will last longer than any single-sided banner. It’s so easy any sewing beginner can make it! Scroll down to get your free banner pattern.
A fabric banner is
- easy to make
And if you want to, you can add some letter appliques – get your free alphabet letters template to print and use to make pretty letters here in this post on my favorite ways to add applique
beautiful banner you’ve just made, as permanent room decor, it better be double-sided, since you need it to NOT fray when you throw it in the washing machine. Nobody says that but of course, your baby’s bunting banner will get dusty if you want to keep it seen.
And also, being double-sided, both sides of the fabric banner will look great when it is hung overhead. Or across space. No limits, actually 🙂
And here’s the latest news (update): I’m adjusting to those who prefer to write this article when learning to sew. Enjoy!
STEP 1 – PRINT THE FREE BANNER TEMPLATE
Get or make a template. You could also cut triangles without one, but using it will save you quite a lot of measuring (= a template makes the project way easier!) It’s just the perfect size for me, and it might also be perfect for you.
To make it even easier, you can print it on cardboard paper. It will last longer and make cutting out flags a piece of cake.
STEP 2 – CUT THE FABRIC
2) Now when you’ve got the template, cut out 2 pieces of fabric for each bunting flag.
STEP 3 – SEW THE BUNTING PIECES TOGETHER
Put the two pieces right sides together.
STEP 4 – TURN THE SIDE
Turn right side out. Push out the tip of the triangle using a point turner tool (or simply a knitting needle, chopstick or something similar)
Also, you’ll also want to cut off the two bits on top of the triangle. (see photo below) Then press the piece flat again to get perfect form.
Repeat and make as many flags as you want to.
STEP 5 – ASSEMBLE THE PIECES
Sew the flags onto the ribbon. You will probably want to leave at least 10 inch (25 cm) of ribbon on each side of the bunting for tying/hanging. I left more, approximately 20 inch (50 cm) and it allows me to it pretty much anywhere.
Fold the ribbon in half (lengthways) as you sew. Insert the first flag by tucking the unfinished side of the triangle between the two ribbon layers. Then leave a gap before the next flag (I left an inch). No matter how long the gap, just make sure to space the gaps evenly.
Then repeat on all pieces.
Done. How easy was that! Now what you need to do is hang up your cute fabric bunting and admire it. Or give it as present. It would make a perfect baby welcoming gift, wouldn’t it
If you want to add letters too, or any other applique, it will be easiest to use felt as you don’t need to hem it and it’s easy to cut. More about that in my how-to-make simple felt letters post. If you are adding felt, it’s important you use just the right type for your project. you’ll find a simple explanation of what type of felt exactly you need for your project.