“God Bless America” Banner

Materials

  • Cotton fabric, 1 yd. each: navy blue, patriotic print
  • Muslin, 1 yd.
  • Heavyweight cardstock, 12”x12”: white glitter, two; red
  • Cording

Tools

  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive; Pellon Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under Fusible Interfacing, 2 yds.
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Round A Bout Alphabet Dies
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat

Basic Supplies

scissors, marking pencil, iron and pressing surface, scrap cardstock (patterns)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse fusible webbing onto navy blue and patriotic print fabrics. Remove paper backing and fuse navy blue fabric onto muslin fabric (to provide stability).

STEP 2

  • Print out patterns onto scrap cardstock. Trace and cut out patterns from fused fabric and white glitter cardstock.

STEP 3

  • Die cut letters from red cardstock to spell “GOD BLESS AMERICA” using alphabet die and machine.

STEP 4

  • To assemble banner, follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse fabric bands on each navy blue flag using iron. Adhere star onto center of each fabric band using fabric glue. Adhere die-cut letter onto center of each star using fabric glue. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Fold over top of each flag at line marked on pattern; press to crease. Adhere completed flags onto cord using fabric glue, allowing flags to slide along cord length.

STEP 6

  • Tear 3”x1” strips from fabric scraps. Tie torn fabric strips between words onto cording.

STEP 7

  • Measure and cut two 3”x16” strips from patriotic-print fabric. Tie each strip on end of cording; shape into bow.

Tip

  • 1. Substitute adhesive-back craft foam letters if die-cut machine is not available.
by Madeline Arendt

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3246/4b6f7da6-4ac5-4b12-bceb-aec82f7b14cd.pdf



“God Bless America” Banner
“God Bless America” Banner