Go Fight Win! Football mini pennants
Every New Years Day my family would have a football bowl game party. We started with watching the games on one TV, then it turned to two…and then three! I don’t think it was a product of us being crazy football fans, it was more that the networks didn’t time the games very well.
It was a grand affair for years…lots of friends, family, food and fun. I looked forward to this party each year for it was always a good time. So today I bring you a little fun on this New Years Day to help you root on your favorite team. GO FIGHT WIN!
NOTE: The colors of my pennants are very intentional. “GO” is for University of North Dakota (for my boyfriend.) “FIGHT” is for University of Southern California (long time family allegiance.) And “WIN” is for University of Washington (my alma mater.) Sorry for those WSU fans out there…I just couldn’t get myself to do it.
- Felt (2 colors)
- 10″ long 0.25″ dowel or pencil
- Matching thread
- Sewing needle
- Double sided tape
Download and print out the template. Cut out 1 triangular piece for the pennant, 1 piece for the sleeve, and 4 pieces for the tabs.
Place two tabs together in the shape of a “V” on the straight edge of the pennant. Align the sleeve to the left edge and place over the top of the tabs. You can pin it together to hold them together.
Using thread the matches the pennant body, sew a basic running stitch up the outside edge, across the top, and then down the right edge. Leaving the bottom open.
When you are done sewing, insert the dowel into the sleeve.
Cut around one of the “Go” “Fight” or “Win” words from the template, and put some double sided tape on the backside.
Place the cut out onto your second felt color and carefully cut out the letters. Tip: It’s much easier if you have sharp sewing scissors.
Once you have your letters cut out, flip each of them over and put a little bit of glue on the backside.
Carefully flip your letters right side up and place them on the pennant. Hold for a second to make sure they are in place.
Now you are ready to cheer on your favorite team in today’s bowl games!