Pennant banners dancing in the breeze are a sign of fun and celebration. The minute I saw denim pennants on Pinterest, I knew I had to make my own, and having a pair of old jeans was a good start. It was an even nicer happenstance that they were two different shades of blue. I'm a busy woman, so I didn't want to spend a lot of time decorating the pennants. Using contrasting dimensional paint turned out to be fast and easy, and it shines in the sun! Here's how I made a thirteen foot banner with twenty-four double-sided pennants:
2 pair (depending on condition) used men's jeans in two different shades of blue.
Tube of Liquid Stitch
Tulip Slick paint (the 4 oz is easier to work with than the 1.25 oz) and old newspaper
2 packages bias tape extra wide double fold
1 spool matching thread
Material (plastic sheet?) for pattern
Rotary cutter, mat, and straight edge (optional)
1. Cut jeans along seams, discarding seams. Press fabric flat.
2. To make the pattern, draw an isosceles triangle (two sides the same length) 6 1/2 inches on the top and 9 inches for the long sides onto a piece of heavy paper or light plastic sheet and cut out.
3. Place pattern on fabric and trace around the pattern.
4. Cut the pennants with a rotary cutter or sewing shears.