DIY Father’s Day Banner
Finding true north is essential for accurate navigation. In life, we sometimes are uncertain where to go, what path to follow and where we stand. Knowing our true north allows us to follow the right path.
We chose the saying, You are my true north, to celebrate fathers. We created a simple fabric banner with this saying to hang up for Father’s Day and celebrate all that they mean to our family.
This DIY banner is so simple and uses a free printable to iron on. We’ve been loving iron-on projects like this tote bag, t-shirt, and graphic onesie.
Read more for the full tutorial.
Supplies: cotton fabric // iron-on ink jet paper // sewing machine (optional) // 1/4 inch dowel rod // ribbon // —> True North printable <—
1. Cut cotton muslin fabric 15 inches wide, 19 inches long. Cut at an angel on bottom for banner look. Iron the edges to create finished hem.
2. Next, sew along left, bottom and right sides. Next sew the top down leaving an 1-inch opening for rod. *You could also do this project without a sewing machine! You could use iron-on hem tape. You simply iron the hems down to create the finished edges.
3. Insert the rod (I used a hand saw to trim my rod to 17.5 inches).
4. Cut ribbon to 36 inches. Tie each end of ribbon to the ends of the rod. I used a black and white striped gross-grain ribbon.
5. PRINT the —> True North printable <— on iron-on paper. The image is already in reverse. Cut around the edge of the design.
6. Follow the instructions on the iron-on paper packaging to iron the design onto the front of the banner.
Photos by Sara Albers for alice & lois design studios. All rights reserved.