This Happy Halloween banner is easy to make, in expensive and eco friendly, using recycled fabric, felt, and fuse it fabric.
Materials needed:1. Recycled fabric- I chose a black & white striped top and Flyers hockey team shirt from my local Goodwill.
2. White felt
3. Fuse it fabric- I used heavy weight Wonder Under. Available at your local craft or fabric store.
4. A spool of 7/8th's-7 yard black, ribbed ribbon.
5. Letter stencils- I used Martha Stewart Crafts 4 1/8th inch paper stencil letters. You could also print your own on the computer and cut them out for stencils.
6. Black Thread
7. Pinking Shears
9. Sewing Machine
10. Iron & Ironing board
1. Using pinking shears, cut out 14, 9 by 9 inch triangle shapes from your fabric to back your letters.2. Iron fuse it to your felt per box instructions.
3. Trace letters, backwards, onto fuse it side of felt.
4. Cut out felt letters and peel away fuse it.
5. Iron individual felt letters onto right side of your fabric triangles leaving room at top to sew on ribbon.
6. Cut a 2 yard length of ribbon and iron in half. Do the same with a 3.5 yard length.
7. Take 2 yard length of ribbon, and starting with fabric triangle H, 10 -12 inches from ribbons start, sew tops of Happy letters between folded ribbon with a zigzag stitch.
8. When letters are all sewn in place, measure and cut ribbon end lengths to be even.
9. Fold ends over and add a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying.
10. Follow the same with 3 yard length of ribbon and the Halloween letters.
Hang you banner outdoors for Trick-or-Treaters or indoors at your Halloween Party!
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Happy Halloween Banner
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