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Here is the dilemma with Father’s Day: how do you make something manly that the dad in your life will appreciate, but still keep in the sentimentality that mom wants? I think we found the answer with this Father’s Day button up pennant. This is an easy project that anyone could make in about an hour. I used a sewing machine for this, but if you don’t have a machine, you could use fabric glue to put everything together. If you do have a machine, the hardest thing about this craft will be getting everything out of storage!!
If you’re like my husband, there will be a few button up shirts in the back of the closet that he never wears anymore, because there are buttons missing, or the edges are frayed. I used two of these shirts and a package of bias tape. To cut the triangles I used a quilting triangle. It’s the perfect size, and it works perfectly with a rotary cutter. You can actually cut through four layers of fabric with a sharp cutter, and since I only made 9 double sided triangles, you can see how quickly this is coming together!
Once you cut out the triangles, sew a 1/4 seam around the edges. You can leave the edges raw, or if you want them to look more finished, you can go around them with pinking shears. After you’ve sewn the triangles, line them up along the bias tape and get the spacing the way you want. Make sure to leave at least 6 inched on both ends so that you can hang the pennant.
Once you’ve got the triangles placed, pin them into the fold of the bias tape, and then start sewing. Just a straight stitch along the edge of the bias and then your done! This would also make an adorable souvenir out of clothes that your children have outgrown!
p.s. If you’ve never used a rotary cutter before (no judgment here!), don’t forget the Mat !