I wanted to add something new to my display for the upcoming Fall shows, so I decided to make a few rag banners. These can be draped across the front of a table, along a side panel or just wherever you can find 2 hooks. Once I got into it, I realized it can be very addicting and I could imagine myself squirreled away in the house making these things for weeks at a time!
I started out by picking up sheets from Goodwill. King flat sheets are going to give you the most fabric. I got about 5 neutral patterns that worked together.
I measured off the fabric and started cutting strips.
...and cutting, and cutting and cutting. I turned Netflix on and just kept cutting away while half watching a movie. I won't lie to you, it seemed like I would never get done.
The fabric was looking a little too whitey-white for my taste, so I decided to tea stain it.
So much better! I hung them on the laundry bar until they dried.
Then I tied them around a 4 ft. string of twine, alternating the different styled fabric.
It helped to weigh down the ends so the twine stayed tight.
Here's the finished project. I made (6) 4 foot banners. That should be enough to add a little vintage charm to my booth.
And last, but not least- before starting a project like this, remember to lock up any little rascals you have around the house that impede your progress.