Friday, June 3, 2011

4th of July Bunting Banner Tutorial

i can't get enough of these fun banners. . .
and my mind just wouldn't be at ease until i made one for the 4th of july!
here is a quick tutorial on how i made this bunting banner:
what you will need:
1/3 yard of red fabric (more or less depending on the size of your flags)
1/3 yard of blue fabric (more or less depending on the size of your flags)
1/3 yard of burlap
yarn or string
3 different circles to trace (big, medium, small)
my big plate was 12" across, medium 8.5" and small 5"
fabric scissors
marker and pencil
thread (i used white, red and blue)
sewing machine

step 1 - put 2 little marks on the back of your plates (or whatever you are using to trace) on either side (between the top and the middle of the plate) so the flags would be be bigger than a half circle.

step 2 - cut out 3 of the large red flags
3 large blue flags
6 medium burlap flags
3 small red flags
3 small blue flags
(you can do all your flags the same but i liked the look of the alternating flags)
cut 12 12" pieces of string/yarn in red
cut 12 12" pieces of string/yarn in white
(again, you can use anything you want here and don't have to use 2 pieces of string)

step 3 - sew a zigzag stitch all around the edges of all the large flag pieces with white thread, sewing the strings on either end as you go.

step 4 - sew the medium burlap flags on top of the large flags using a zigzag stitch
(i used red thread for the large blue flag and blue thread for the large red flag)
then sew the small flags on top of that with a zigzag stitch

step 5 - i finished off the flags by sewing a zig zag stitch across the top.

step 6 - tie the flags together and hang!!

linking up to


  1. This is sooooo DARLING!!!!! Coming over from Whipperberry's Friday Flair! Thanks for sharing!!


  2. oh, and you're so cute I had to start following! ;)

  3. Love this !!! Anything that uses burlap gets me. Visiting from from TT&J.

  4. Love this. Would love for you to participate in my Red, White & Blue Roundup this July. You can check out the details on my blog (there is a link on the right sidebar).


  5. Love your bunting, super cute! well done. winks-jen

  6. This is gorgeous! I'm totally going to make one of these this summer!

  7. Love it! It is REALLY cute and looks fairly simple too! Your mantle looks great as well!

  8. This is so, so cute! Telisa! I love that it is so unique looking! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!


  9. Yeah. I opened the website and said I am so making that. Didn't realize it was yours. LOVE IT!!!!!!! Love the tutorial, love the idea, love the fourth of july, LOVE YOU!!!!

  10. Love Love Love this tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great week!

  11. This is adorable, I may have to do a no-sew version

  12. Telisa, sooooooo fun and festive! It looks great on your mantel!! I'm totally making one!!

  13. Fabulous bunting. I like the shape it has too!

  14. What a fun design. You incorporated a lot of fun textures. Enjoy!

  15. I love this! It looks fabulous with your blue and red stars!

  16. This is gorgeous!! I'd love for you to link up to our Monday link party at next week!! Our readers would eat this up!!

  17. Love it! Come and join our link party:

  18. Enter your tutorial into our Party Tutorial Contest ( for a chance to win some fabulous prizes totaling over $200.

  19. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  20. So stinkin' cute! I might have to make one myself and I love love love this project. I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday! Thank you for linking up to the party :D

  21. i'd LOVE to share this in my blog :) so darling!

  22. Awesome!!!! Do you mind sharing where you found the navy/white fabric?



  23. I love this. I featured it on my blog today.

  24. i absolutely LOVE these! A Simply Perfect red white and blue combo!!! please come and link these at our link party going on NOW!!

  25. LOVE this and am now your newest follower! :)


  26. This is super cute! Question: what is that font you used on the chevron canvas above the bunting? It's SUPER cute!

  27. Cute! I like how it's red, white, and blue, but not too stars and stripey!

  28. Well, I tried to do one doesn't look as good as yours, but I'll give it another go next year. You can take a look here:

    Thanks for having some cute stuff to try out!

  29. What a great project!! Great job

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I hope you will join in on the fun by sharing this link.

  30. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today.
    Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  31. Where did you get that awesome navy/white fabric? I have been looking everywhere for something similar, but have had no luck!

    1. I got it at Joann's last year. I think they still have it and I have seen it in several different colors. It's in the home decor fabric section. Good luck!

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