Last year my Secret Santa (aka my cute friend Annette) gave me this adorable fabric holiday bunting just after Christmas at our work party, so I've had to wait a whole year to use it! I love it. She told me how easy it was to sew up, so I thought I better share.
She started with cute quilting-weight Christmas fabric (this was Michael Miller's Funky Christmas line) and die cut her pennants with a scalloped pennant die cut. But you could easily just cut triangle pennants by hand. In fact, I think the die cutting took her a long time because it didn't always cut all the way through, so hand cutting straight lines would probably be faster!
Each pennant was two pieces to make it double sided, and to give it a little sturdiness. She matched up pennants wrong sides together (so the printed side of the fabric was showing on both sides) and sewed along the long edges with a 1/2" seam allowance.
Next she used a long piece of wide bias tape (you could make your own out of coordinating fabric) and positioned the pennants inside the fold. Then she simply sewed the bias tape closed, encasing the pennants. Be sure to leave a little extra bias tape on each end for hanging your banner. And to make sure you create just the right length banner, check out this tutorial for tons of tips!
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