Joyful Christmas Banner
Pretty embroidery makes this joyful banner a special Christmas gift that sets the scene for a merry holiday.
What You'll Need
- Tracing paper, pencil, and scissors
- Light box (optional)
- 12X24-inch piece of cream-and white holiday print fabric (for embroidery)
- Brown .05 Pigma pen
- 12x24-inch piece of muslin
- Needle and matching thread
- Embroidery hoop and needle
- DMC embroidery floss: red (498), medium blue-green (562), deep Christmas green (699), medium Christmas green (701), golden brown (781), yellow-green (3348)
- 11-1/2x23-1/2-inch piece of iron-on fusible web (such as HeatnBond UltraHold)
- Two 12x24-inch pieces of red holiday print fabric
- Pinking shears
- 3 yards of 1/2-inch-wide red segmented-flower trim
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Satin cord (for hanging)
How to Make It
- Download and print our free pattern. Trace the patterns onto tracing paper and cut out. Tape the traced J, O, and Y triangle patterns to a sunny window or light box. Tape the cream-and-white print fabric over the patterns. Note: You will embroider all three letters on a single piece of fabric.
- Trace the patterns onto the fabric using the brown pen. Baste muslin to the wrong side of the fabric, sewing around each letter and triangle.
- Place the basted fabric into the embroidery hoop. Use two strands of floss for all stitches. Referring to the stitch and color key, embroider the designs as indicated.
- Place the basted fabric into the hoop. Use two strands of floss for all stitches. Referring to the stitch and floss list, embroider the designs as indicated.
- When all stitching is finished, remove the basting threads. Cut out the triangles.
- Using fusible web and following the manufacturer's directions, fuse together the red holiday print pieces with wrong sides together.
- Trace the pennant triangle pattern three times on one side of the fused fabric. Cut out each triangle just inside the traced lines using pinking shears.
- Position the J, O, and Y embroidered triangles on the red triangles, leaving a 1/4-inch border at the top edge. Baste in place.
- Referring to the photo, cut lengths of trim and baste them to the embroidered triangles, leaving 2-inch tails extending from the side trims at the tops of the triangles. Turn the tails under to form hanging loops and hand-tack in place.
- Machine-sew the trim in place all around the triangles. Remove all basting threads. Slip satin cord through the loops of the triangles to finish the banner.