Here is the new Halloween banner I just completed. I purchased a fabric panel online at Fabric.com. It looked really cool when it arrived. So I got busy. First I ironed the panel, then bonded it to a plain piece black cotton fabric for the backing. Next I cut each flag out.
I thought it look too plain so I took them all to the sewing machine and stitched a fancy border around each one. The two end pieces with the sculls I decided to use a stitch that reminded me of Skull and Crossbones. On the remaining flags I stitched a feather type stitch. Still too plain.
So off to my craft table and with a little Tim Holtz Distress ink I added some dirt and age with black. Gives it a sooty look. Next I used my hot glue gun to add a few skulls, bats, and orange rhinestones. Well, now it needed color. Right? So off to my stash for some orange and black fibers, orange ribbon and a little orange netting trim. Finally I used my punch to make a hole in each corner and strung each flag on brown twine. I ended up putting just a dab of hot glue in the center back of each flag on the banner to keep it from sliding along the twine.