How to Make your Own Drop Cloth Banner

I'm always on the look out for easy to make projects that don't cost a whole lot of money to create. I picked up an inexpensive drop cloth from our local Home Depot with the idea of making a banner months ago. I just hadn't gotten around to it until I found a sign hanger at our local dollar store. You all know how much I love the dollar store and finding that hanger was the kick in the pants I needed to get creative and get sewing! 

I'm so glad I did, because I love how it turned out. I created a few banners and the drop cloth is large enough to make many more banners for any season or occasion. Each banner took me about ten minutes to make. It's a project that is easy to tackle during nap time. 

How to create a drop cloth banner

Project materials:

 drop cloth {I got mine from Home Depot}
sign hanger {I got mine from the dollar store} or dowel/stick
heat transfer vinyl or paint
sewing machine

I started by cutting out my banner from the drop cloth. I made mine 12" wide by 13" long. You can cut yours any size depending on how you want to use it.

When I sew, I use my iron to crease my seams to make sewing easier. I started by folding over the top seam about an inch. It has to be wide enough to fit your hanger through. Keep that in mind if you are using something thicker like a stick to hang your banner.

Then, I turned in my side seams about a half an inch. Once those were ironed in place, I folded the bottom into a point meeting the two sides in the middle. I ironed that down to keep that seam flat.

I cut the extra fabric off the ends of the point.

Starting with the top cuff, I started sewing my seams.

Once the banner was finished, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my heat transfer vinyl.  For a full tutorial on how to cut heat transfer vinyl like a pro, check out this tutorial.

My oldest son has committed to going to Baylor University in the fall as an incoming freshman. I figured it was time to start speaking Texan.

How to create a drop cloth banner

If you have a Silhouette and you haven't been downloading their free shapes every week, you should. I have been collecting Silhouette files for years and this "be joyful" is one of those files I got for free in the Silhouette store.

How to create a drop cloth banner

That's it! It's super easy and relatively inexpensive to create your own drop cloth banner. 

How to create a drop cloth banner

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