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Chevron Pennant Tutorial {Silhouette project}

I may have an addiction to Pennants/Bunting.
I think it is adorable and I want to make one for every room and every occasion – lol. I have been anxiously waiting for some of Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing and was so excited when it came the other day. 
I decided to make a project that combines three of my favorite things right now –
Polka Dots, Pennants and Chevron!!
{Chevron Pennants}

And Canvas Corp sent me a fun box of products the other day to make projects with – thanks! I got out some canvas pennants, 5 different polka dotted material, my Silhouette, the Silhouette Transfer paper and some cool Canvas Corp. rope and set to work.


I downloaded a Chevron Border from the Silhouette Online Store. And then I just made it as wide as the widest width on the pennants and copied it on the screen so that the screen was as long as each pennant.

Then I cut out the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material in a sheet that size — 8 inches by 8 inches. I did this for each of the pennants that I wanted to make. And then I cut out a piece of material that was the same size. To make the fabric stick to the interfacing, you iron it on. So I did that. And then you peel the backing off the interfacing and it’s ready for the Silhouette!

Then I cut the chevrons out. You use your cutting mat. I put my pink cap on and set the depth to the highest it would go. To make it cut all the way through along the whole chevron, it’s smart to set your Silhouette to double cut the material. The material might bunch a little. Just set the speed really low and don’t freak out if it starts bunching up. I had to use my scissors on a few places where the material didn’t cut through all the way. Overall it worked out very well.

 

Once the material was cut out and the chevrons were all separated, I laid them out on my pennants and hot glued each chevron in a few places to keep it straight. At this point, you can hot glue all of the chevrons on and they look great like that. Or, what I did was once I attached them on the pennants, I sewed around each Chevron to give it a little more ooomph.

 

Then I took the small Canvas Corp. rope and sewed it on the back of the pennants. I left 3 inches in between each pennant. The last thing I did was cut 25 1 inch strips of the same material I used in the pennants and tied one set of each color in between each pennant.

I love it!! It looks so cute with my Chevron Plate on my mantle. And, they match my Damask Lamp Shade. So fun!

Just think of the possibilities now that Silhouette can cut fabric. I can’t wait to experiment some more!!! Silhouette is running a Special from now until March 27th (Sunday):

I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!


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Comments

  1. I just love these!
    Denise… On a Whim recently posted…The Crafting Party and My Blooming Burlap Canvas

  2. Adorable!

  3. moxiemandie says:

    this is so, SO cute!!

  4. moxiemandie says:

    This is so, SO cute!!

  5. Girl you're making me feel like a lazy crafter! LOL. This is AMAZING! I am so using my coupon for some fat quarters and making one. My VIP party NEEDS this project linked up this week, pleeeese with a cherry on top ;P I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

  6. Charcoal and crayons says:

    I am loving the strips of fabric tied to the rope and the frayed edges! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. So very cute! I love the streamers in between. What a fun idea!

  8. I am loving this tute!

  9. Gorgeous! This is a type of bunting I've not seen before. Looks very effective – I like the added texture it gives.

  10. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says:

    Looks lovely!
    Jo-Anna

  11. Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva says:

    I love how scrappy and fun your banner is. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
    ~Kimberlee
    {$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

  12. annie valentine says:

    My SIL will go gaga for this, she's nuts about chevron anything right now. I'm currently making a happy birthday pendant banner, so this is something I should do for her. If I were that nice. (I might not be.)

  13. Its Sew For You says:

    super cute! I love teh chevrons and polka dots :)

    I'd love it if you share at my weekly party: http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-sew-fun-tuesday-7.html

  14. BeingBrook says:

    So cute! Love the teal and lime green!

  15. Brandy J. says:

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspirational blog — I really do love it!

  16. Mod Podge Amy says:

    I want you to come decorate my place. It looks like crap and everything you do is so cute!

  17. Restorative Living says:

    I love seeing how you use the Silhouette free downloads! Great inspiration!

  18. Amanda @ Frills and Frolic says:

    I definitely have the biggest crush on aqua right now & chevron too! I featured your project on my blog today and I would love for you to stop by!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

  19. robyn from whimages says:

    I really love LOVE the shabby but bright look of this pennant!

  20. Well… I bought a Silhouette… back in November… the last time you had a blog special… and it is um.. still in the box. I am not quite sure WHY I can't get moving on using this thing. Do I need any of the special tools to use it? Is there a simple, instant gratification project that I could start with to get me motivated? please help…

  21. Gorgeous infinity. Love!

  22. LOVE it! And lovin the colors/patterns you chose :)

  23. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Jen this is adorable! You always use the cutest colors and I love the way you mix polka dots together! I wish I had a place to hang some pennants at my house!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Oh how I wish I could tap into your creative genius. That is the most adorable pennant bunting ever!

  25. mustangkayla says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LLLOOOOOOVVVVEEE this!

  26. Brittany@Love Stitched says:

    if I even had HALF of your creativity I would be one lucky lady!
    I love this Jen! I am sharing it on my FB now :)

  27. Gallamore West says:

    I loooove this!! I think every other sentence I say starts with "If I had a Silhouette…"

  28. Michelle @ Loving Every Second says:

    I'm in love! Love Chevron patterns right now {the header on my blog is a chevron pattern!} and love pendant banners! How can you go wrong with two wonderful things? ;)

  29. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    Totally bookmarking this! Love the chevron…you are the queen of bunting, Jen!

    I'm very impatient with Uncle Sam…once my tax return arrives, I'm treating myself to a SIL. A lil boost to the economy if you will…

    In the meantime, I will melt over the awesomeness that is the SIL. Not a day goes by that I am not bookmarking projects for the day my new SIL arrives…

    Thanks for sharing!

  30. Courtney says:

    This is awesome! Adorable – I love it. Especially because I just got a Silhouette last week as I'm hosting a giveaway for one on Pizzazzerie – now I need to try this chevron banner! woohoo! :)

  31. Jen,
    I. LOVE. THIS!! These colors are my favorite and I'm diggin' the Chevron, too!!

  32. Super Cute Jen! I would love that anyday dressing my mantle!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn

  33. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

    Hahaha! You MAY have an addition to buntings? When's the last time you checked your header?!! And pantry? :) You know I love you. And your bunting/chevron/quatrefoil/ruffle addictions. This is another amazing project! I stumbled it.

    You know what you are best at? Taking so many simple elements and combining them to make awesome craft after awesome craft. No wonder you have like 40 kajillion followers.

  34. This project was made for me. Chevron and pennants. Love it.

  35. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Oh gracious! Those chevron stripes are fabulous!! So many neat things that the Silhouette can do…I have so much to learn. ;) I think the extra stitching around the chevron stripes really added a nice touch!

  36. Ali Richardson says:

    That is SO SO pretty, I really love it! Great job :)

  37. KJ@letsgoflyakite says:

    Great project Jenn! You have convinced me to get one of these Silhouette cutters, when I heard that they now cut fabric it was a done deal.

  38. Hey, I can sew a straight line, I bet I could do that!!!
    Penants. I'm doing penants on my serving tray. I copied you.

  39. That is adorable (:

  40. Love the bunting! I'm really thinking about getting one of the silhouettes that cuts the fabric too, everyone seems to be talking about them right now.

  41. Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants says:

    Adorable Jen! I love those fabrics, who are they made by? I especially love the blue and green polka dot combo.

  42. Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff says:

    Jen, that is too cute for words! I so want a silhouette (even though I have a Cricut, I feel like they are capable of different things). I wonder if they can cohabitate together in the same house?

    Anyways, LOVE this project!!!

  43. Jayna Rae says:

    Super duper cute!!!

  44. super fun and super cute!!!

  45. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    How cute is that!?

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