Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Becky Striepe5
Crafty Reuse: Making a Scrap Fabric Banner
- 11 8″ x 8″ scraps
- one 8″ x 8″ piece of scrap cardboard or heavy paper
- pinking shears
- about 100″ of bias tape or ribbon
- two clothespins
Grab your piece of cardboard and cut out a triangle that’s 8″ on each side and 7″ across the top, like the one pictured to the right there. That’s your flag template.
Then use your pinking shears to cut out your 11 triangles. Once they’re ironed, work out what order you want them to hang on your banner and set them aside.
Iron your ribbon or bias tape, then fold it in half to find the center. You’re going to start by pinning the middle triangle, working your way out. Leave about 1″ between each triangle. If you used bias tape, stick the top of the triangle into the fold. If you used ribbon, just pin it onto the back.
When you’re done pinning, there should be at least a 12″ tail on each end of the banner.
Run the pinned banner through your machine using either a straight or a zig zag stitch.
You’re ready to hang! String the banner between two tree branches or fence posts. Wrap the tails around and secure them with your clothespins:
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