Confession. I may be a hoarder. Every year or so I help my hubby clean out his closet. He wears his jeans ’til they’re frayed and so faded that I hate to donate them to Goodwill! But I still can’t bring myself to throw them away. So I stash them away in my studio closet along with all the other fabric I’m
Several years ago I started making these patriotic denim pennants out of the jeans. Each triangle is a little different. I just tried to use up my scraps of red, white, and blue fabric, seam binding, and buttons.
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How to Make a 4th of July Banner
First, I cut the jeans into 6.5″ x 9″ triangles and sewed a straight stitch about 1/4″ from the edges. (To get them all exactly the same shape I played around with some newspaper patterns until I got the size and shape I wanted.) I snipped up to that stitch about 1/2″ apart all around the two long edges.
After sewing the seam binding to the short edge, I washed them all. That gave the edges their nice, soft frayed look.
Then came the fun part of decorating each one with all my little scraps. After that, I just tied them together. The fact that they’re each separate makes them adjustable for any space!
And to make it even better, Somerset Holidays & Celebrations published my little project!
More DIY 4th of July Craft Projects
If you enjoyed this 4th of July banner, check out these red, white, and blue DIY projects, too!
- Red, White, and Blue Picnic Caddy
- Patriotic Blocks
- Patriotic Bandana Wreath
- 15 Patriotic Ways to Use Mason Jars
- My Patriotic Tree
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published on May 3, 2017. Featured on Red, White, and Blue Summer Fun.