Riley Blake fabrics has these easy to sew, colorful banners. They come in all sorts of color groupings to celebrate holidays and special events.
This project is perfect! for teaching someone to sew. The lines are straight. It will teach beginning and ending stitches and perfect seam allowances. Whether you are 8 or 80, this project is doable for every level of sewing!
I opted to line and back my flags.
I used temporary adhesive spray to hold all 3 layers together before sewing.
This was my first time using Sulky KK2000.
I was pleasantly surprised by it's ease of use. I was able to reposition pieces as needed.
All 3 layers held together well eliminating the need to pin anything!
I decided to line and back my flags because there should always be a party on the back! The lining will prevent see through of color from one side to the other. PLUS! the two sets can now be used together. Place a confetti side between the fashion side flags will add more length to the banner! And it will be cute from both sides!
Note that I cut each row into a set. It will be easier to sew this way.
Trim away the white border fabric.
Use a scant 1/4" seam allowance, stitch length 2.0. See the dark colored outline? That is the perfect teaching tool for teaching how to sew a straight line. Note the perfect turn too. THAT will take practice!
I used a pinking blade to cut the edges.
Pinking helps eliminate raveling.
Align the quilter's ruler along the dark outline. Cut one side. Then reposition to cut the other two sides of the triangle.
Plus the zig-zag adds a fun touch to the banner!
I made two sets of these for the daughter. Here is the first:
I used the red confetti (inserted at the bottom) backing for the red, white and blue collection.
Here is the second set:
I used the white confetti as the backing for this set.
Finally, in order to have neat and tidy hanging, I opted to make 68 buttonholes… The buttonholes will be cut to allow ribbon to be strung through the flags. It will also allow her to change up the configuration, add in different flags, make it longer or shorter. I wanted flexibility with this collection. Buttonholes allows for the flexibility to change things up.
I hope you try out these banners. They are perfect for the party room or the class room! They are durable and reusable.