I know I promised “how to” posts for those Mickey Mouse party items. I have been so sick and with work I haven’t had a lot of time these past few days. For some reason though after I left work today the sinus pressure, massive headache, extreme sleepiness, and my forever runny nose ceased to be a problem. Maybe there is something in the air in that building. Anyway, I stopped by the store and grabbed ingredients to make home made pizza and banana pudding. When I got home I was a cooking fool. DH couldn’t believe his luck. Now I am ready to show you how to make that banner.
This banner is so easy. Any beginner can put one together themselves. Of course you can make whatever themed banner you want same steps of course, just different material choices. I chose Mickey Mouse because I have had these cut-outs forever so I needed to use them, Jaxon will be having a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party because mommy loves all things Disney/Mickey Mouse.
- Mickey Mouse head (I purchased these from Joann Fabrics so long ago I doubt they sell them anymore, you can grab a piece of felt and print a Mickey head from Google, trace it onto the felt, and cut it out.)
- Square Pennant Flag template square-pennant-flag
- Scissors and pinking sheers (so the edges of your strips don’t fray)
- Tracing pen or chalk
- Fabric of choice (you will need 28 strips of fabric)
- Ruler (I used an Omni-Grid that is 2.5″ wide by 12.5″ long)
- Sewing/embroidery Machine or you can do it by hand (I have a Brother SE-400)
- Gather materials so they are easily accessible, this project should move swiftly!
- Grab a piece of fabric big enough for you to trace the flag and cut it out. You will need two pieces to sew together, you want finished edges. Place your two pieces right sides together and stitch the sides and bottom, do NOT stitch the top. Once you have sewn the edges together turn the flag right sides out. You can use a seam ripper or something pointy to pull the pointed ends out. Use your iron to press the seams.
- Take your Mickey head cut-out and place it on the top center of your flag. Top stitch the head to the flag. Then you will embroider the number on top.
- Fold the top edge of the fabric back and press it then stitch it.
- Cut a piece of twine 36 inches long. Slide your flag onto the string and your flag is done.
- Use your ruler to cut strips of fabric. I cut my fabric 2.5 inches wide and 18 inches long. Once the strips are on the banner they will be approximately 9 inches. Again, you need 28 strips of fabric.
- Tie or tape your twine to some chairs or some surface so that you can easily work with it. You need it to be hanging. Your flag should be in the center.
- Take each strip and twist it like in the photo. You have to twist it so that when you go to tie it onto the twine your print will stay facing the right direction. Repeat this until you have 14 strips on each side of the flag.
You are all done! Wasn’t that easy? You can tweak however you like. I love how full the banner is. Do you plan on making a highchair banner? If so I would love to see, post your pictures in the comments.