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How to Make a No-Sew Pennant Banner

Learn how to make your own no-sew pennant banner. This bunting can be easily adapted for a variety of celebrations and decor.

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pin with photo of gray wicker furniture on a screened in porch with red, white, and blue diy no-sew pennant.

Hello and Welcome to June’s Pinterest Challenge!

Each month, our amazing host Cindy from CountyRoad407.com, chooses a photo each month to inspire a group of creative blogging buddies. Using the inspiration photo, we recreate something similar, but in our own personal style.

If you are visiting from my friend Carol of Blue Sky at Home, welcome! I am so glad you are here! Carol always shares the most wonderful decorating ideas and this challenge is no exception. Don’t you love patriotic patio ideas?

This month our beautiful inspiration photo comes to us from Suzy of Worthing Court. This photo looks like it’s ready for the 4th of July…so bright, welcoming, and patriotic! It is the inspiration for creating a red, white, and blue no-sew pennant banner to decorate my screened in porch.

patriotic porch decor with wicker chairs, blue cushions, and red, white, and blue accents

I like to decorate for the 4th of July every year, but I try to change it up a little bit each year. One year, I set a table with little goodie bags, and another year I shared some easy patriotic decor ideas, using fabric, flowers, and flags.

Looking at Suzy’s picture, my eye was drawn to her banner that is hung in front of her louvered doors. It inspired me add pops of red, white, and blue by creating a no-sew pennant banner.

This no-sew bunting came together quickly and can be easily adapted for a variety of celebrations and decor.

gray wicker furniture on a screened in porch with red, white, and blue diy no-sew pennant.

Pennant Banner Supplies

red, white, and blue fabric samples with rotary cutter
process of cutting fabric triangles, putting on peel and stick adhesive, and cutting with pinking shears.

Steps to Make a No-Sew Pennant Banner

Follow these simple steps to make a no-sew pennant banner.

  1. Wash and iron your fabric pieces. I used four different fabrics. The striped fabric I used is actually a sheet that I had found at Goodwill years ago. I had used some of it to make these cloth napkins.
  2. Using the rotary cutter on the mat, carefully cut the fabric into 8 inch squares. I made 6 squares of each pattern, for a total of 24 squares. This would make 3, 2-sided triangles of each pattern.
  3. Once all of the fabric is cut, take a pair of the fabric squares and fold them in half. Using the sewing ruler and rotary, cut the fabric at an angle from the top corner to the bottom.
  4. After all of your fabric pairs are cut, place the peel and stick fabric fuse on the wrong/back side. Put the fabric pairs together to create your 2-sided triangles. I made 12 triangles in all, 3 of each pattern.
  5. Trim the sides of the triangle with pinking sheers.
  6. Fold and carefully iron the bias tape in half.
  7. Place the 2-sided fabric triangles in the fold of the bias tape. Place a piece of fusible bonding web in between the bias tape and fabric triangle.
  8. Cover with a damp cloth and carefully press with iron, following the directions on the package. This will adhere the bias tape to the fabric triangle.
  9. Repeat on the other side as well.
  10. Repeat the process, spacing out the 12, 2-sided fabric triangles.

I hope this inspires you to make your own bunting. With different fabric, you can create a pennant for a variety of holidays and decor.

close up of pennant banner in red, white, blue fabric triangles

I love the way this pretty pennant complements my DIY patriotic floral summer wreath on our porch.

red white and blue floral wreath

Shop the Look

gray wicker furniture on a screened in porch with red, white, and blue diy no-sew pennant.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I am so grateful to connect with you.

Next, please head over to visit my friend Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home. She is sharing her charming patriotic decor. I love her style and I know you will too!

And, don’t forget to check out all of the wonderfully creative ideas linked below! I know you will be inspired!

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  1. Great banner project, Lynne. Love that it’s 2-sided and the pattern combinations. How wonderful to have a screened porch! Happy 4th.

  2. You aren’t going to believe this but it’s true. I’ve always wondered how crafted banners look so perfect but was too lazy to research it. Well now I know! It’s perfect for your festive patio. Love the little Fenway sign too. Enjoy it! Looks great. pinned

  3. So charming!!!
    Your banner really makes it. And the stitch witchery is brilliant.
    I’m going to have to keep that in my bag of tricks.

  4. Lynne, your fabric pennant banner is so charming and adds that cottage Americana to your porch! I love the fabrics you chose to use. Hope you’re staying cool this hot summer!

  5. Lynne, what a fun idea to make! I love pennants but never really thought out the process for making the triangles. I need to scrounge around my fabric boxes and see if I could make one!! I do have my daughter’s old dress which has navy blues and reds in it (floral) that was falling apart. I couldn’t bear to part with it, so I could use some of the good parts to make this. 🙂 Thank you for the idea and insructions!

    Happy 4th to you and your family,
    Barb 🙂

  6. I love your banner and what a great tutorial too. Your choice of fabric is perfect. Happy 4th!!!!

  7. I’m loving the fabric patterns on your banner Lynne! This is so perfect for July 4th and all through the summer. Your RWB pillows are so cute too! Happy Summer!

  8. Great how-to! Nice that it is no-sew, also. So cute with the rest of your patriotic decor. Love your wicker porch set; so classic. Happy 4th!

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