4th of July Banner #4thofjuly

Use old denim jeans, ticking and vintage graphics to create a Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July!
You can sew this festive banner or use fabric glue to make it a no-sew project.
Supplies: denim jeans you'd like to upcycle, canvas, red and navy Ticking (although you can use whatever!), fabric/t-shirt transfer paper, Victorian Fourth of July One by Piddix or find FREE vintage graphics at The Graphics Fairy. Sewing Machine or hand needle and thread, Fabric Tac, Wide Bias Tape, Embroidery Thread, Random Embellishments. You'll also need Pinking Shears or scissors, an iron and ironing board.
Make yourself a template out of cardstock (mine is 5" by 8" by 8"). Cut 6 triangles out of the jeans, 6 out of the Red Ticking and 6 from the Navy Ticking. Sew your triangles into pennants. I made a 1/2 border around the two long sides.
When you get to the edge of the pennant, to make a angle, leave your needle in, lift the foot, and pivot the fabric.
Download your graphics and print on the T-Shirt Transfer paper.
Follow package instructions to add the image.
I chose my four favorite images, cut them out with pinking shears and decided where to put them.
I went with a red ticking/denim/navy ticking pattern.
You can have fun adding embellishments... like this star!
And this little flower...
And this bling!
I measured my mantle (ok when I say "measured" I mean I stretched my bias tape out on to figure out how long the project needed to be). Then I pinned and sewed the pennants to the bias tape. I also went over the project with my Fabri-Tac in hand to secure any loose spots.
That's it... Happy 4th of July!

Malia Karlinsky
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