Happy Fourth of July everyone! I had quite the busy weekend preparing for a luncheon at my parent’s house for our extended family. Every year on 4th of July weekend, my entire family on my Dad’s side get together for a family reunion. We meet at retreat center in Syracuse that is only 20 minutes from my parent’s home. For the last two years we have hosted a lunch and wiffle ball tournament at my parent’s home.
With all of the blogs my mom, my sisters, and I read, we had a lot of great ideas for the party. I will be posting about the party for the next couple of days. This first post is about how to make a pennant banner which is something I created with Patriotic fabrics to be a decoration at the party. I was so pumped about the results, I want to make one for every holiday now!
How to Make a Pennant Banner:
2-6 different types of fabric
solid thin ribbon (match fabrics)
Iron and Ironing Board
Iron fabric and then on cutting board, pin pattern to folded fabric and cut out flags. (I used straight fabric scissors to cut the top and pinking shears to cut the sides.)
If cutting out two layers on a fold, be sure to cut the folded line after to make 2 separate flags.
Cut as many flags as you need. I made 36 flags total, 6 of each type of fabric.
Iron the pennant flags, folding over the edge (line showed in pattern.)
With sewing machine, sew ribbon so that it is sandwiched between the fabric in the turned over edge, making sure to catch the ribbon in the stitch.
Continue with rest of flags putting them right next to one another and repeating the order of the fabric (ex. red, white, blue, red, white, blue, etc. )
Cut off excess folded over corners so that they aren’t seen from the front of the flag.
Hang up and enjoy! The best thing about the pennant banner is that it can be used over and over again. This patriotic banner is perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Flag Day, and Labor Day! You could also make a pennant banner for birthday parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, etc. You could also color-coordinate the flags to match a baby’s nursery or child’s room!
Can you see my helper in the window?