Burlap banners are a popular trend in weddings now. They are easy to make and are a fun addition to the décor and theme of a wedding. With the beautiful flag pennant die shape and option of the full clarendon font alphabet letters to choose from, the possibilities of banners to create are endless! The Flag Pennant Die is a must have for the hostess with the mostess!
For this project, I used the Flag Pennant and Clarendon Font Fab Die set coming soon to Crafter’s Edge, burlap, muslin, cotton, fusible web, fusible web interfacing and burlap twine. In just four easy steps, I will show you how to create a personalized banner of your own. Download the full PDF instructions here!
1. Select and cut your fabrics. Using the Flag Pennant, Clarendon Font Letters M, R, S and ampersand symbol Fab Die set, the Big Sister Die Cutting machine, cotton, muslin, burlap, fusible web and interfacing, cut and prepare your pennants and applique.
2. Create your banners. Layer your fusible web interfacing and burlap, then iron for 20 seconds on medium heat to activate fusible web. Repeat the same process for all six large pennant burlap shapes. Then layer your fusible web and muslin fabric in the center of each large pennant, iron for ten second on medium heat to activate fusible web.
3. Arrange, iron and sew letter applique. Layer your fusible web and cotton letter in the center of each pennant. Iron for ten seconds to activate fusible web. Secure your large pennant with a small straight stitch along the edges. Repeat the same process with a small zig-zag stitch on your letters.
4. Finish. You may finish your banner with burlap twine and clothes pins or use a single whole punch through the center of each pennant to pull your burlap twine through.
I would love to see your latest creations and hear any ideas you may have for my next project or tutorial. Please, feel free to share your Mr. & Mrs. Banner and ideas with me online! Comment here or share your banner with Crafter’s Edge online via Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram: @thecraftersedge.
If you have any sewing questions, please feel free to post them and I will be sure to answer them as quickly as I can!
Keep crafting, Crafter’s!