Monday, 8 August 2011

Making a banner for craft fair stalls

Today I've been making a banner to display on my craft fair stalls. I started by choosing the fonts and colours I wanted to use, I then printed them onto transfer paper. This is a very quick and easy way of getting images onto fabric. All you do is cut the image out and iron it onto the fabric, once cool, peel off the backing and your image will be stuck on the fabric! Simple :)

I cut my banner from a roll of cotton canvas

I then hemmed the edges with a simple straight stitch on the sewing machine
After roughly cutting the words, I placed them onto the banner to check the placement etc

Next is to cut carefully around the edges of the words, leaving a border of a few millimeters.
I put them back onto the banner to make sure they fit and lined up ok
The last stage is to iron the words on, iron each word for about 30 seconds-ish and leave the backing paper on until all the words are ironed on, otherwise they may melt off if your iron touches them!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this idea I was thinking where do I start for my own banner what will I use and you have given me a great starting point. Thanx