USA Fabric Banner
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 6- Unfinished wood banners
- 4-5 assorted patriotic and lace fabrics about 2 yds total
- 2/3 yd dark blue patriotic print
- 1- Jar of Imperial Red chalk paint
- Paint brush
- 1- Packet of white adhesive letters 2” in size
- 1- Piece of white cardstock for star
- 2-4 rolls of white ribbon 1-2” wide
- 1 1/3 Yd of Iron-on interfacing
- Roll of thick jute
- Black sharpie marker
- Scissors and rotary cutter
- Iron and pressing surface
- Paint the wooden banners red and allow to dry.
- Attach the adhesive letters in the middle of the red wooden banners and set aside.
- Draw a star on the cardstock. Cut it out and glue to the remaining red wooden banner and set aside.
- Iron the interfacing on the back of the dark blue patriotic fabric to make the fabric stiff.
- To make the fabric banner behind the wooden banner draw around one wooden banner on the cardboard. Measure out 1” from the side edges and the bottom and draw a line to make a banner shaped cardboard pattern larger than the wooden banner.
- Use the cardboard pattern to trace around the interfaced side of the dark blue print. Draw six and cut out.
- Lay each wooden banner on top of each fabric banner. Make a dot where holes need to be cut at the top for the jute. Carefully cut out the holes.
- Lay the banners out on a table and space them apart to determine the length of the jute needed, adding 24” on each end for hanging.
- String the jute through each set of banners making sure to leave about 4“ in between each letter for the tassels.
- Using the patriotic fabric, tear strips about 2” in width, 4-6 strips for each tassel.
- Bunch the strips together in the middle to determine the length of the tassels.
- Fold the strips over the jute in between each letter and tie them on at the top using the white ribbon making a total of 7 tassels