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Fabric Scrap Banner Tutorial

I have to admit, this is one of those projects that may have started out simply because I was bored, but I LOVE how they turned out! Of course, when I’m bored, I turn to my fabric scraps. I had quite a bit of red, white and blue and wanted to make something festive for my favorite month. Anyone could make this banner, it is so easy. However, it is a tiny bit time consuming. It’s a perfect craft to do while your husband is watching the NBA playoffs and you are tired of them but being a good wife watching a movie.
All you need is fabric scraps of the colors you want and some kind of string or twine. Oh, and scissors.

I hate measuring. I know that sometimes while sewing it is mandatory, but for this project it really isn’t (hooray!) All I did was cut out one strip about the size and width I wanted and then eyeball the others from there. Personally, I think it looks better when it doesn’t seem “measured”.

Because I was going with a clear color scheme I tied my strips in groups of three, but if you want it more random looking one at a time would be cute too.
You HAVE to tie your strips in this fashion (the knot is called a cow hitch) if you want them to have both ends hanging downward. Make a loop in the middle of your fabric strip and place it where you are starting on your twine (I worked from the middle outwards.)
Then pull both ends over your twine and through the loop you created. 

Tighten slowly so you can shape your knot how you like it.

Cut and repeat!

I like to incorporate bright red and maroon into my 4th of July decor so I did the same on my banners.

Turned out pretty cute right?

Good luck with yours!

Here are some of the other projects we’ve made using fabric scraps:
Tie and Suspenders Onsie
Fabric Scrap Wreath
Fabric Nursery Board Art
Monogram Fabric Letters
Scrap Map
15 Minute Wreath

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02783456001791140306 Tim, Allyson, and kids

    I love your fabric scrap banner. I really want to make one for our kids’ bedroom.

    We’d love for you to link up to our Finished Friday blog party.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15561942106693655180 Jessica

      I’d love to! Thanks for the invite. I think one of these would be adorable for a kids room! I will have to remember that :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09818830616484313464 Jill

    That looks great! Fun way to get rid of the extra fabric. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13973569325953011025 Michelles Tasty Creations

    Love this! I have SOOOOO much fabric in the closet from my sewing days I could easily make some for each season and holiday and STILL have a ton left over. Thanks for sharing :)