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DIY // No Sew Fabric Banner

July 27, 2016

Make time: 45mins // Skill level: Medium
I have been itching to make a banner for my sons room. Our Thursdays are ‘Adventure days’ so I thought this design was perfect. I’ve tried to use materials from last DIY from last week (Clothes hanger). Give it a go…

You will need:

  • A drill and a 8mm drill bit (2mm and 4mm too if you’re prone to destroying dowel)

  • 25mm x 450mm of dowel

  • Black fabric 350mm x 500mm

  • A4 sheet of white felt

  • Glue (I used PVA, which worked - but a fabric glue would be better)

  • 1m length of 8mm rope

  • Fabric scissors

  • Printed design onto A4 paper (designs are in the next post)

  • Bull dog clips to hold felt to paper

Step one // Drill a hole on each end of the dowel 2.5cm in from the end. Remember, start with the 2mm drill bit and work your way up to 8mm (assuming you are using 8mm rope). Make sure the holes are facing the same direction.


Step two // Feed through your rope and play around with how long you want the banner to hang. I used 1m of rope and frayed the ends. If your rope is thinner than your drilled holes, tie knots in the ends.


Step three // Lay the A4 paper with the design on it on top of your sheet of white felt. Bull dog clip them together and cut through the felt and paper, slowly cutting out the letters. This is time consuming to get comfy - make a cuppa tea and put the telly on.


Step four // Cut the point on the end of your black fabric by folding the corners in and cutting along the fold (see photo). Once you’ve cut the point, wrap your black banner over the dowel and work out how long you want it to hang. Once you have it sitting right, put a little bit of glue on the back of the banner just under the dowel to hold the banner on.


Step five // Lay the banner down flat and place the letters on the banner. Once you are happy with the layout, glue each letter onto the banner. Leave to dry for an hour and wa la! Fancy new banner!


Step six // Instagram your banners - I’m dying to see them! #xoxkit


If you are looking for some different designs, we've whipped some up for you here.