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12.17.2012

{diy fabric pennant + holiday link-up}

I got crafty this year for Christmas.
I blame Pinterest. 

My mom bought me a sewing machine a couple of years ago,
and this was the first time that I actually used it without her help.
I literally had to pull the manual out to figure out how to thread the darn thing.

And now that it's been out, I haven't put it away.
It's kind of addicting, making things.

Today I am going to show you a little DIY fabric pennant.

{please pardon the really terrible phone photography on this post}


First thing you need to do is get your triangular template. 
You could try to make one yourself, or just go here and print it out on some cardstock.

Next, trace {on the back side of the fabric} around the template to fit as many triangles on your fabric as possible.


Cut out your triangles.
If your fabric was anything like mine, it will need to be ironed too.

Place them in pairs, pattern side facing each other. 

Next, sew together the two sides of the pennant, leaving the top open.


Snip off the end of the triangle {avoiding the thread}
so that when it gets turned right side out, the end of the triangle will be "sharp".


Once they are all sewn, turn right side out, and iron flat.


Next, you will need some 1/2 inch pre-folded piping. 
Stick the open end of the triangle into the piping, and fold over.
Pin them together to secure their placement.


Sew the whole strip of piping, and voila... finished fabric pennant!


I was super surprised at just how easy they were, and how super cute they turned out.
If you are still in need of a last minute gift, give this one a shot!

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Okay, NOW for the holiday link-up. Woot woot!

-Link up your holiday related posts. You can visit my this blog post for some ideas. 

-Please make sure you follow both hosts.
{the lovely Kristin from The Mrs. and the Momma started this lovely link-up}

-Grab a button and/or link up on your blog post.

-Visit some of the other blogs and let them know you're visiting from the Holiday Link Up Party!

The Mrs. and The Momma



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3 comments:

  1. That really is a cute and easy project for the sewing machine! I haven't used mine in a while. I'm itching to get back to it when I have a little more free time!

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  2. Hi there. Visiting from the link up. Love your cute blog! Are you interested in swapping buttons?

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