How to Sew a 4th of July Bunting Banner
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Sew a festive DIY bunting banner to celebrate the 4th of July. You can make this easy banner in all types of prints and colors for any holiday or special occasion (birthdays, weddings, etc). Customize your banner with a monogram and applique for the upcoming holiday season. Get the sewing tutorial below on how to make a bunting banner.
- Brother SE1900
- 1/4 yard each of 2-3 cotton fabrics
- ScanNCut DX (optional for applique)
- General cutting and sewing supplies
- 2 yds. double fold bias tape or trim
- Fusible web for applique
Cut the flag shapes out. I chose to do a mix of shapes but you can do them all the same shape or mix and match if you prefer. I cut the templates out by hand directly on the fabric. You can also find free templates online to print out and use as your pattern.
For the triangle I folded a 6 x 7 ¼” piece of fabric in half and used a grid ruler and rotary cutter to angle from one end to the other and cut.
For the ribbon bottom I folded the piece of fabric in half and angled the ruler at the bottom edge to cut.
I used these as the template for the rest of the flags. You will cut 2 layers of fabric out for each piece.
Place the 2 layers together (wrong sides facing). If you want a little more weight you can add interfacing or use a heavier weight fabric for the back piece (cotton duck).
Top stitch the pieces together just about 1/8” from the edges.
*Tip: Use bright colored thread that contrasts the fabric.
Add some applique: I cut out the letter templates from my ScanNCut DX and traced them on the fabric with fusible web on the wrong side and cut them out. They also have all sorts of festive templates you can use like stars.
Press the applique pieces to the fabric and top stitch them on the flag pieces.
Line the flags up evenly along the double fold bias tape. Sandwich the pieces between the bias tape and top stitch along. I left about a ½” in between each flag and about 6” of bias tape on each side.
Ready to hang mine up and enjoy the Summer festivities. Where will you hang your DIY Fourth of July banner?