How To Select The Best Fabric Banner?

Making fabric banners is something you might do to beautify the church and to demonstrate your support. One could create several wall hangings and change them out on a regular basis. The initial move is to pick a theme.


The design can display a Christian symbol, logo, or a motto. A few popular choices include a shepherd, sheep, and staff. One may like to use a short Bible verse. If the fabric banners Vancouver are to be rotated by seasons, the theme might include a reference to a holy day, such as Passover.


The dimensions should be big enough, yet not too big. Wall hangings are normally hung in a certain location. One will need to measure the size of the wall space to have a concept of the size your banner needs to be.

Once you have an idea of the dimensions, you can make an accurately sized pattern from paper. A few seamstresses use disposable paper tablecloths for this project. They're many times the perfect size and they're not as expensive as hobby paper.

The paper can also be used for a pattern for cutting the design pieces to size. You can sketch the pattern onto the paper and hang it in order to get a visual of how it will appear. As an illustration, you can make certain that any words on the banner are large enough to read from various angles and distances.

Sides of the banners

Now, you might want to choose if you desire a single-sided or double-sided fabric banner. Discovering how to make banners that are double-sided is actually as fundamental as learning how to stitch one with a single side.

If you've made a quilt, one can use that knowledge when you are making the banners. One could make 2 identical quilt tops and connect them with or without a center lining. Putting a lining in the center may increase the banner's longevity, and give it additional shape to hang squarely.

Remember the care directions for the fabric you'll be working with. Before one chooses the fabric, consider if it'll hang outside or inside. If it'll be hung outside, it has to be pretty weather resistant.
When one can show other members of the congregation how to make banners, you all could work on these banners as a group. The finished banner will mean more if it's an illustration of community and fellowship. This could be a great project for the youthful church members.

One might choose to obtain a book that includes complete directions for beginners and intermediate seamstresses. One could have meetings and have everyone practice on scrap material. When all are happy with the practice work, one can go on to the genuine banner project. Making fabric banners by hand is a good means for the whole congregation to display their commitment.

Materials to choose from

When you are readying to invest in a custom banners Vancouver, time put to use in finding the quality banner fabric is worth it in the long run. Fabric banners for the church do not go out of style, so you want them to be sewn from hardy, sturdy materials. Quilting outlets could be a little more costly but their material is excellent banner material!

A variety of pleasing materials creates visual attention and compliments your total banner pattern. You are free to utilize definitive fur, cotton, shiny satins, textured Lame (such as gold and silver, and stretchy materials on a banner which one would not usually put together in your normal sewing project.


Lame is a wonderful banner fabric for items such as a robe, accessories, or a crown that makes a different mood to the complete banner. However, as a banner fabric, you must utilize Lame with caution. Always use a low-temperature iron otherwise the glue of your Heat'n'Bond will be seen through your Lame material. 

It will also stick to your iron and leave marks the next time one uses the iron when you use a setting that's too high on Lame. Always iron Lame with a pressing cloth to prevent the glue from going through the material and gumming up the bottom of your iron.


The fur is a wonderful fabric to use in a cloth banner, but one needs to hand stitch it in position. Stretch materials are fun, though not for the novice! For the stretch fabric, place the material right side down with the fusible interfacing above. 

Press the fusible interfacing to the material using a hot iron, but use only up and down movements, because sliding will make a distortion of your original pattern. Applying fusible interfacing stabilizes the stretchy fabric and then enables you to use it to enhance the fabric banner.


Make sure to use cotton batting in your cloth banner. Polyester batting will create a poofy appearance that does not fit with the banner idea. Cotton helps the banner to maintain its shape and stops it from becoming "wavy" when you hang it in a very visible place in the sanctuary.

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