It’s tons of fun to make your own football pennants. However, you can enjoy making one yourself only if you know how to go about it. In this guide, we are going to teach you how to make one step by step. Therefore, let’s get to the point and check out the entire process. Read on to find out more.
Get a Ready-Made Pennant
First of all, you should take inspiration from an actual pennant to get started. It’s even better if you get some pennant felt too. Your next move is to do the number cutting. Make sure one number is a little bit smaller compared to the previous number so you can create a layered look.
The purpose of doing so is to make sure that are pennant will have the right sized numbers. In fact, if the shape is right, consider that the job is almost done. The next stage involves stitching the pennant.
It’s better to stitch the upper side and then right and left side of the rectangle to the left side for creating a rod pocket, which you can use for the dowel.
You can get dowel rods inexpensively. Typically, the price of one piece is below one dollar. If you don’t have a big budget, this is good news for you. Don’t forget to buy multiple pieces of dowel as you may end up ruining some during the DIY project.
For cutting the pieces, using a branch trimmer or other tools is a good idea. If you are making one for your lovely child, the length should be shorter. The reason is that short pennants are easy to use for kids as they are lightweight and easy to carry.
The dowel should be fixed in the pocket in a way that it should not go out of control the first time it is used. For this purpose, it’s important that you create marks on the endpoints using a special marker like a sharpie marker.
Use Duct Tape
Next, you should use a 6-inch long piece of duct tape and cut it into two pieces. Now, you should wrap the tape around the marked points, and wrap the other piece of duct tape around it.
The role of the outer strips is to create the stopping force for the strip. Therefore, the strip won’t slide up or down. The internal strip is there to offer the best grip for holding the rod pocket. Therefore, it will help you handle the pennant better. And this is quite important.
Also, make sure that the grip is not too tight or you may find it really had to remove the dowel after the season is over. One pennant can be used for more than one season. So, you won’t have to make one again down the road.