Monday, April 12, 2010

easy peasy~ banner tutorial

Making banners is one of my favorites!! They are super easy and add the cutest touch to a room!! This one above is in my daughters room. :) Here is a simple tutorial~

Supplies~

measuring tape
triangle pattern (in my flickr)
pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter
6 X 10 inch fabric pieces
pins
double wide bias tape
thread

pin pattern to fabric piece

cut around pattern

isn't this simple!! :)

repeat till you have all your triangles cut

measure where you would like to have your banner hung...

then cut your bias tape a several inches longer. then you have a little room to work with.

arrange your triangles

pin your triangles in between the bias tape. i give about a fingertips space between the triangles.

zig zag stitch on top of the bias tape.

i use a large zig zag.

now it is ready to be hung!


hope you have fun!! now i'm ready to make another one!! :)

26 comments:

  1. OMGosh... that is toooo cute and simple... do you think my 10 & 12 year boys will go for one in their rooms?? hehe :)

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  2. Thank you! I will be making one for each of the boys' rooms. They're 5+6 and I think they'll love it.

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  3. Thank you for sharing Kerri...I am so making one for my baby girls room!!

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  4. So cute. Thanks for the Tutorial!
    Vanree

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  5. Easy peasy! Fab little tutorial Kerri xox

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  6. Super cute -- and it looks great with that valance.

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  7. ooo, so pretty! I have this on my to-do list for my daughter's room...this is inspiring : )

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  8. So easy AND super cute! This would be cute to applique with letters and spell a name out for a birthday banner!

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  9. I have been putting off making a banner for WAY too long. Thanks for the motivation to just do it. And for making it look so easy. And cute.

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  10. I have been trying to visualize a patchwork valance for my craft room, and there it is! That was just the encouragement that I needed!

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  11. I was just getting ready to make a banner for Mother's Day and thanks to my neighbor for sending me the link to your blog I can!

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  12. Kerri that is so cute. The banner and the window valance (is it a valance?) I love it all. I almost want to frame this photo.

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  13. great tutorial Kerri! looks super easy too!!

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  14. Kerri, this is SO SO CUTE! :o) Thank you for sharing with us!!! :o)

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  15. Thanks for the inspiration, very sweet!
    Love the patchwork window valance too...

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  16. Kerri, I just found your blog after ordering some fabric from you too. Does your zig-zag ever pucker, I cannot figure out why mine does not lay as nice as yours? Any tips?

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  17. Hi, Kerry!
    Your blog it's fantastic!
    I love these nanner:)
    Thank you for sharing!
    I could not resist and I use one of yours photos in my blog, if you don't want, just said me?!
    Have a nice week:)
    Sofia

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  18. I just tried to pull up the pattern for the triangle and the link didn't work. It there anyway I could get the dimensions? Or maybe an email with the pattern? Thanks so much!

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  19. Do you have a link or anything for those dolls pictures below the banner? My friend is oogling them, LOL

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  22. Really cute banner - also love the valance, is there a tutorial for that?!?!

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    1. Thanks! I don't have a tutorial for the valance. Sorry about that.

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