DIY Tutorial From a Catch My Party Member - How to Sew a Pennant Banner

by Jillian Leslie on

Brandi Barnes sewed this gorgeous pennant banner for her son Stewart's Willy Wonka Golden Birthday Party.

She also put together a tutorial on her blog, There Goes My Life... on how she did it.

So here's the summary...

What you will need for your pennant banner:

  • Four fabrics (1/2 yard each)
  • One package of extra wide double fold bias tape
First Brandi cut a triangle pattern out of heavy paper.  Hers is 8 1/2 inches across and 9 1/2 inches long.

Then she folded her fabric in half, pinned the pattern on, and cut out her triangle shapes.

Next she pinned the pennants together and sewed the long sides of each pennant, leaving the tops open.

Next she clipped around the point of the pennants before turning them right side out.   She said you can use a pencil to help get the points turned.

Once  all her pennants were done, she opened the biased tape and pinned the open edge of her pennant inside it.  She started about 7 inches from the end of the tape and put about an inch of space between each pennant. After all the pennants were pinned, she sewed from one end to the other... and that was it!  Easy!

Here's another pennant banner she made from gold, purple, and chocolate fabrics to match the decorations on Stewart's cake table.

Thank you, Brandi, for your great tutorial.  We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful pennant banners at your future parties.

Also, to check out Brandi's beautiful photographs, head over to her professional photography blog here.

Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you'd like to share in a "Tips from a Catch My Party Member" post?   Please email me at jillian@catchmyparty.com.  I'd love to feature it!

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