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~


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

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!! :)


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

  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.

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

  4. So cute. Thanks for the Tutorial!

  5. Easy peasy! Fab little tutorial Kerri xox

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

  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?

  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:)

  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!

  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?!?!

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

  23. Saw this on Pinterest - but am interested in the curtain, is there a tutorial for that? :)



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