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project: felt pennants for autumn

Autumn Mini Pennant


To root for this delightful season that is upon us, I've made a little felt pennant. I'm really quite excited about this, and my mom is too. She's requesting more of these, which I just might oblige her with! After all, it involves felt, embroidery and the fall...all of which I love!

If you'd like to welcome autumn and show your support, check out the tutorial, and be sure to get the templates at the bottom of this post. There you'll also find something a little different from my usual project PDFs. But first, let's make a pennant!

Autumn Mini Pennant

Here's what you need:
Felt (I used wool blend)
Perle cotton or embroidery floss
Iron
Scissors
Needle
Tracing paper or tissue paper
Pencil
Pins

Cut out all of the pieces in the template from felt. Cut two of the long rectangles, fold at an angle as shown in the photo, then press with an iron.

(By the way, I can't say enough good things about ironing the wool blend felt a little before you use it for anything. It just makes a huge difference!)

Autumn Mini Pennant

Trace the "Autumn" lettering onto tracing or tissue paper. Stitch through the felt and paper at the same time. I used perle cotton and the chain stitch, which has a nice "school spirit" sort of feel.

Autumn Mini Pennant

After you've finished the embroidery, carefully tear away the paper so as not to tug the the stitches.

Autumn Mini Pennant

Place the angled strip of felt along the straight edge of the pennant, and place the folded strips in place behind the pennant. Pin in place.

Using a running stitch, sew along the edges of the strip. You should end up catching the folded strips with this stitching.

Autumn Mini Pennant
Autumn Mini Pennant

Sew on as many leaves as you want. I used a few stitches down the center, and I grouped my leaves in a couple spots.

Autumn Mini Pennant

Now you're ready to welcome autumn and cheer it on!

Download the Free PDF to make the Autumn Pennant you see here.

OR

For just $3.00, download a PDF to make the Autumn Pennant you see here,
PLUS a whole lot more!




The four-page PDF includes the pennant pieces, hand-lettered patterns (Autumn, Harvest, yay FALL!, Boo!, happy HALLOWEEN!, trick OR treat, COUNT YOUR Blessings, and GIVE Thanks), and templates for felt cut-outs (leaves, apple, ghosts, pumpkin, candy, cornucopia and turkey)

This is only available here on the blog, and when you purchase this through PayPal, you get instant access to the file. (IMPORTANT: On the payment confirmation page, click "Return to molliejohanson@gmail.com", which will take you to the download page.)


It may be silly, but these really are getting me in the spirit of fall! I think they would look great tucked into a wreath, strung over a mirror, or just tacked up on the wall. I think I might just get a jump on things, and try to make a bunch for Thanksgiving...

Autumn Mini Pennant

11 comments:

  1. So cute and fun!!

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  2. Too cute! Bring on the fall weather! :D

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  3. Oh this is adorable! Such a fun project, I might have to make a cute football season felt pennant :)

    http://whiskeybreakfast.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the idea of a pennant. :) Aileen

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  5. This is so cute! I love fall so much that my living room is always decorated for it=)

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  6. I love the way that stitching looks. Very varsity.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so lovely, and your stitching is so unbelievably neat, I'm in awe! =) x

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  8. Love this! The colors, script-y embroidered font, back-to-school feel, you've got it all going. Nicely done. :-)

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  9. Ohh, Thanksgiving!! With our krazy Korean family here local, we have kimchee and korean bbq with our turkey. A bit odd for me, who grew up with an adopted family and the traditional turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Burdock root and pumpkin pie...weird. Anyway, I usually get to do the cooking (the american cooking anyway)for a family in need each year through our church. I always like to include candles, holders, cloth napkins and place setting stuffs too. It is a nice touch and something my family likes to create, and use on the special day. Why wouldn't a poor family enjoy these niceties too? (Goodness, am I getting ahead here since it IS still September?) Do you all do special place settings or decorations for the big Feast? I can't wait to see what hand-made ideas you share for the fall and holiday season!

    BTW, your chain stitch is gorgeous!!

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  10. So glad that I ordered the pattern, Mollie (thanks for your help with that). So cute that I'll have to make them for Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving!

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  11. Love this, Mollie! I wish I would have thought to embroider over newsprint sooner, I would have saved myself so many headaches.

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