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10 Top Banner-Making Tips

Our banner making expert Clare Hunter of Sewing Matters, has created some brilliant tips to help you on your creative textile journey!

 

 

Clare Hunter’s Top Tips

  1. Don’t be afraid
  2. Enjoy it – laugh when you make mistakes
  3. Any mistake can be covered up with a logo, a flower, a symbol
  4. Use the same thread in your machine for the bobbin and the top and don’t buy cheap thread
  5. Use a thread that’s a different colour from your material for your tacking so you can see it when you take it out
  6. Use a clean iron. Always check it before you use it
  7. Don’t cut corners when it comes to ironing your fabric, pinning, tacking, not using greaseproof paper between your iron and your banner – it’ll only end in tears!
  8. After pinning your banner try it out on its poles to check it hangs straight. If not adjust, re-pin, then tack
  9. Be imaginative, but be realistic – ambition can be labour-intensive!
  10. Celebrate your achievements with cake, wine, whatever makes you feel proud of what you’ve done together. Then photograph yourselves with your banner and post it online using #PROCESSIONS2018!

We will create a gallery of all our favourite banners so please make sure you share them with us using the #.

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Our banner making expert Clare Hunter of Sewing Matters, has created some brilliant tips to help you on your creative textile journey!

 

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