Patch Banner

Dear Friends,

I was recently inspired by something my mother-in-law made for my husband as a child. Everywhere they traveled, they got patches or pins as a souvenir, and in order to create a way to store and display them, she made him a banner. I have copied her pattern for my own patches, pins, and mementos.

Garment Data:
– Type: Patch display banner
– Date made: September 2016
– Pattern: Anne’s design
– Fabric/Materials: 3/4 yard felt, cut to a 23″ width, dowel, ball-shaped dowel ends
– Trim: Ribbon, braided cord made out of embroidery floss
– Time to finish: 1 hour?

The completed banner. I have it folded in quarters and just basted onto the rod, so that as I fill it up from the bottom, I can lengthen it (this is also in the original design!).

The items on here are: several civil war style cockades and several trinkets that are used to identify that a reenactor has paid the entrance fee for an event. I have patches too, but haven’t found which box they are currently in!

Detail of the ribbon I attached by hand stitching. I finished the ends with Fray-Check. And I cut the bottom of the banner into a point (like my husbands) but instead of adding a fringe like his, I cut a fringe of about 2″ or 2-1/2″ long.

Detail of the dowel, dowel end, braided cord, and basting stitches.

As I hinted on Facebook, I am also working on adapting a t-shirt. I hope to make that the next post but didn’t finish it this week.

Thanks to Anne for her inspiration and  design for this banner!

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

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