Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Doily Banner – Part 1 {Best Prop Blog}

This week we are making a ….

Doily Banner

Materials Needed:

4 – 8″ Doilies (Found HERE for $7.99/Dozen)

1 Package – Bias Tape Extra Wide Double Fold (Under $2 – Wal-Mart, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, etc)

as well as ….

Straight Pins, Scissors, Thread, Sewing Machine

Step 1: Gather your supplies.
FYI:  I used a cutting board, plastic measuring board and rotary blade to make the next step easier.

Step 2: Cut your Doilies into equal halves.
The straight edge ruler and rotary blade made this very quick and easy!

Step 5: Start pinning your doilies into your bias tape.
I found the middle of the bias tape and matched the middle of my first doily to the middle of the bias tape.  This ensures that a doily will be in the center of your banner when hanging.

Step 6: Space additional doilies 3″ apart from the center doily and pin into place.
This was extra easy using the gridded cutting mat.

Step 7:  I was able to get 7 of the 8″ doilies on the bias tape.

Step 8: Sew the bias tape and doilies together.
This is really easy … Just a straight line!  To make the stitching a bit more interesting I used a zigzag stitch.

Step 9:  I added a knot at the end of each side.  This is completely optional of course.

Here is my DOILY BANNER in action …

I made TWO of the Doily Banners (7 Full Doilies Total & 2 Packages of Bias Tape) for the setup above.

Next week there will be a DIY Tutorial on how to Tea Stain your banners to give them a vintage look!

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brandie - January 10, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Do you think they could be glued rather than sewn?

Sharla Graber - January 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Thanks! I would also love to know what color the paper background in the photo is??? I love it!

Tabitha - January 10, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Hi Sharla,

I believe it’s bone. It’s by savage seamless and was ordered off of amazon.com. :)

Tabitha - January 10, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Hi Brandie,

I think the glue would take too long to set and the doilies might move around or be too heavy once hanging, but it might work.

Sharla Graber - January 11, 2013 - 9:43 am

Thanks so much! I didn’t know if it was almond..I had gotten one and it is not as light of a creamy tone that I wanted..so will try bone! yay thanks!

Tabitha - January 11, 2013 - 12:11 pm

I just double checked and it is bone. Here’s a link too …


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