I thought I would share this little project I worked on for Willows room. I love all of the cute pennants that are floating around out there in blog land. I am not sure how other peeps get theirs done, but this is a short tutorial on how I completed mine.
I started by creating a triangle graphic in Microsoft Publisher. I made it roughly the size I wanted the pennant to be allowing for a 1/4″ seam allowance. I pinned it to a practice piece of fabric to be sure. The great thing is that I can keep my pattern stored on my computer and print it when I need it, or I have it saved in my craft closet so I can whip it out when I am in such a pennant making frenzy I don’t have time to print it out.
Next, I pinned right sides together stitched a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a small space on one of the straight edges to flip it inside out. Make sure your opening is not near a corner, it is too hard to get the corner straight when you go back to top stitch.
I used white for the backing since my pennant was going to hang from the window. I didn’t want the light shining through two layers of mismatched polka dots. Once you are done turning it, iron your seams. This is the most important step in sewing, don’t skip it. I did not top stitch (only the small openings) but it would give it a more finished look.
I attached each pennant at a 4″ interval to the back of a piece of ribbon I found in the $1.00 bin at Michael’s.
There you have it. Pennants are so easy and fun. I was so excited to show Josh when he got home that day, I took him in there and he just looked at it. I said “don’t you love it”? He said ” I don’t know it looks like a party”.
PARTY TIME Baby Willow!
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