Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make these fabric wall banners. They make unique pieces of inspirational art for your home. You can use any quote or reference you like - or you could illustrate something very personal to you. All you need to get going is some canvas fabric and a sharpie!
Start with a big piece of plain canvas fabric and fold it in half. Your banner can be as large or small as you like, mine is approx 18x14 inches. Leave the folded edge at the top and cut off the corners at the bottom into a pointed shape. You can find canvas at fabric shops, buy it online here or here, or you could even cut up and re-use an old tote bag. Sometimes it's called Calico. After cutting your banner you might want to give it an iron.
Print out your quote or design. Place this under the canvas fabric and you should be able to see the letters to trace them. I went over the design in pencil first and then used a regular black sharpie. You can buy special fabric markers but as the banner won't be being washed or getting wet, a regular permanent marker will do.
I made two banners, the second being Game of Thrones inspired! I filled in the letters with the sharpie and I like the rough illustrated look this has. If you're looking for darker block letters, black fabric paint would work or you could even cut the letters out of felt and stick them on. Here's some design inspiration for your banner...
After completing the quote I used a sewing machine to run a small stitch all the way around the banner, leaving an inch open tab at the top for threading a curtain rod or wooden pole through...
To hang the banner I found a piece of strong craft wire. Slide the wire through the tab we sewed at the top - a curtain rod would be even better, and you can find a short one for a few pounds at a home/diy shop. I used a natural coloured string to hang the banner up.
What will your banner say? To see more DIY tutorials from This Fashion is Mine visit the DIY Archive page.