Sizzix Tutorial | Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop Banner by Stefani Khan

Hi it’s Stefani again. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this fabulous sock hop banner using the new 50’s collection by Jen Long.

Full banner

Start off by making a template out of card stock. I cut mine into a 6 x 51⁄2 for the outer piece and 51⁄2 x 41⁄2 for the inside piece. Use the templates to cut out your fabric. I used a fun polka dot fabric for my outer accent and a teal for my inside pop of color. You will need 10 pieces of each fabric.


We are having a sock hop at my children’s school this year so I knew a sock hop banner would be the perfect addition to the party.


I used the Sizzix Originals Die Poodle and my Big Shot to cut out 3 black felt poodles.


Then I used red felt to make the accent bow.

Big Shot

For a little extra pizzazz I used black and red felt, my big shot, magnetic platform and the Thinlits Die Set Juke Box & Music to make records. These are so fun and they are just the perfect size for embellishing the banner.


For the letters, I used a stencil to trace my words onto that super cute black and white felt and hand cut them. How great is that felt for a 50’s banner?

To assemble the banner you will need to use tacky glue. Center the teal fabric inside the polka dot fabric and glue it down. Glue your 3 poodles onto three of the banner pieces and glue the red bows onto your poodles. Also glue your sock hop letters and records onto the remaining 7 banner pieces. Finally, attach it all together with ribbon and glue your black ribbon across the top of the banner layering the red ribbon over the black ribbon.

partial banner

I love the red accents with the black, white and teal. It’s such a fun color combo and perfect for a sock hop! I am so excited with how fabulous this banner turned out and I can’t wait to make more party décor with this great collection.


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Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • 1⁄2 yard polka dot fabric
  • 1⁄2 yard teal fabric
  • 2 yards black ribbon
  • 2 yards red ribbon
  • 2 pieces black felt
  • 1 piece red felt
  • 1 piece tag board
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

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