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Hi Everyone! I’m Mandy and I blog at the super awesome blog, SugarBeeCrafts – today I’m excited to be part of the Bake Sew Craft Series and want to share with you a fun sewing project, the Joy Holiday Banner.

how to make a holiday joy banner

This is a beginner sewing project – you can do this!  You’ll need:

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–canvas or white fabric in the size of the banner you want (mine is a leftover scrap of drop cloth, and a little larger than a piece of paper)

–dowel rod

–red felt

–twine (I used red and white baker’s twine)

First up, cut your banner out about 1/2 bigger all the way around than you want the final size to be.  Mine was the width of a piece of paper, and a few inches taller.  Fold it in half and cut the two bottom corners to make the banner come to a point.

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Next, hem all the edges by turning them under 1/8 inch and then then turning them under again.  And ironing into place.  You can also iron in the casing by folding the top down – this is the tube where the dowel rod will go.

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Sew the hem all the way around.  Then sew down the casing.  It’s just straight sewing – you can do it!

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Next up, make the “joy” – I ironed on heat ‘n bond to make the felt a little stiffer and so it would attach to the banner without sewing 😉

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Then you can trace out the word and cut it out carefully.

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Peel the backing off the heat n bond and place your word on your banner.  Then you can iron it on and the heat n bond will attach it.

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Next just insert the dowel rod and tie a loop of twine to use as a hanger.

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That’s it!  Simple and cute and a perfect afternoon holiday craft.

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If you love simple holiday projects, you might also want to check out:

DIY Nativity | Glitter Bulb Necklace | Crochet Garland

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