I made this cute banner to go in my living room for Hall0ween. My inspiration was from Tater Tots & Jello. She made a cute banner with chevrons using her silhouette machine. Jealous much, yep. I had wanted to do something with dangling fabric so when I came across hers I was sold.
It was really easy to make and is a great addition to your Halloween decor. In fact I am already contemplating making a Christmas one too!
Here are the supplies you need:
fabric and tulle
Sewing machine & thread
Scissors and/or a rottery cutter and mat
First I cut my fabric into triangle shapes. I used a pattern that I made a while ago when I made a birthday banner for my daughter. Each triangle measures about 7 1/4" tall by 7 1/2" long. You can make it in any size you want. Experiment a little with a piece of paper before you start cutting fabric. Once you figure out what size you want start cutting triangles. I used 7 different fabrics on mine. I think I purchased 1/3 yard of each fabric which was plenty. I went with 1/3 instead of 1/4 because I wanted a little extra fabric to make the strips out of. I only ended up needing 3 triangles from each fabric. My banner is about 20 feet long and I used 16 triangles total. I was so excited to get started that I got right to it and cut out way to many triangles. I guess I might have to make another banner for my dining room because I still have tons of triangles left over.
Next cut out your strips to knot between every triangle. I cut 1" strips of fabric, ribbon and tulle. I used 3 pieces in between every triangle. So you may have to do some math here depending on how many triangles and how long your banner is going to be.
Choose a main ribbon to sew the triangles to. I used a small black with white polka dot ribbon that I had a ton of. I used about 25 feet of it. I would measure the room that you are putting it in and cut your ribbon accordingly. Make sure to add a few extra feet on both side to be able to tie the banner with. Sew your triangles to the ribbon. I chose to sew the ribbon down about 1/2" from the top of the triangle becasue that was the look that I was after. Leave approx. 1 1/2" between each triangle for tying your ribbon knots. Also make sure to sew your ribbon on the front of your fabric triangle.
After you sew all your triangles on tie 3 strips of fabric, ribbon or tulle in between every triangle. I tried to knot them so that the right sides of fabric would be facing up on all the strips. I found it easiest to tie the banner in the middle of the room then tie the fabric strips on.
Last but knot :) least hang your banner in your home and try to not stare at it all day long like I do. I am a total nerd, it's just so cute I cannot help myself.