|[photo courtesy of Vivian the Bolivian]|
- fabric remnants (at least 18" square)
- jute twine or other ribbon/string, cut to the length you want your banner to be, plus at least 18" on each end for easy hanging
- fabric glue
- sewing machine
prepping your triangles...
- create a triangle template the size of your liking by folding a piece of cardstock in half lengthwise, drawing a line from the unfolded edge to the folded edge at the angle degree of your choice. cut along the line and unfold to reveal your perfectly symmetrical pattern.
- fold a piece of fabric in half
- lay the pattern on top of the fabric, with the short straight edge against the fold.
- cut along the angled edges, cutting through both layers of fabric
- you should have two triangles, connected at the folded edge
- repeat with all of your fabric
positioning the pennants...
- unroll your twine to the desired length on a large flat surface
- place your triangle pennants along the twine, spacing as you like. i spaced mine approx 12-15" apart.
- place the twine inside the folded edge of each triangle
- pin into place
attaching the pennants...
- use a large zig-zag stitch to sew the folded edge to the twine of the first triangle
- cut the thread and repeat with each triangle
- once finished sewing all triangles, extend the banner on a large work surface. it should lay flat.
- place a small squiggle of fabric glue to each of the pennants. this attaches the front to the back + also gives them a little weight to prevent flipping + twisting--especially useful if using the banners outdoors or in a windy environment. this will help them hang straight + gently flutter in the breeze.