This banner was designed to fit a branch in our Gnome Home. You may wish to customize the banner to fit a preexisting branch in your Gnome Home or add an angled twig to hang the banner as is. As always, I use my applique patterns for different things. I took the Fall Banner, reduced it 50%, and made a cute fall brooch. Whether you’re making a banner for a Gnome Home or a brooch to hearld in the arrival of fall, the directions are the same, with only minor variations.
For Banner and Brooch:
Copy of Pattern
9″ x 12″ piece of wool felt (for banner only)
wool felt scraps
6 strand embroidery floss
1″ – 1 1/2″ pin back (brooch only)
Directions: (Note: The pictures below show a brooch being made. If directions differ for the banner, they will be noted.)
Make copies of the pattern. (If you are making a brooch, reduce pattern 50%.) Click here to download the GNOME HOME Fall Banner Pattern PDF.
Cut out 2 banner pieces, one leaf and one leaf accent. (If making a brooch, cut out along the bottom stitching line.)
Using the pattern as a guide, place leaf on the front piece of the banner. Use a small running stitch to join the leaf to the banner using two strands of embroidery floss.
Using the pattern as a guide, place accent on the leaf. Use a small running stitch to join the accent to the leaf using two strands of embroidery floss.
Referring to the pattern, use a stem stitch and 6 strands of embroidery floss to add the stem, veins and wind swirls.
For Banner: Place wrong sides of banner pieces together. Pin in place. Use 2 strands of embroidery floss and a a running stitch, sew along the top stitching line and the bottom stitching line. This will create a casing for hangning. Using 6 strands of embroidery floss, blanket stitch sides and bottoms below bottom stitch line at attach the front and back.
For Brooch: Tack pin to the right side of the back banner piece. Place the pin on an angle following the slant of the top to the piece. Place wrong sides of the banners together. Pin in place. Using 6 strands of embroidery floss, blanket stitch sides, bottom and top to attach front and back.