How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (2024)

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a Letter S banner with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, you can easily craft letter banners and make your own banner that has a large Letter S (alphabet letter) on it. The banner can then be used as a flag or to decorate a shield. To craft a Letter S Minecraft banner, you will need to use a loom rather than a crafting table.

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Let's explore how to make the Letter S banner in Minecraft.

Supported Platforms

The Letter S banner is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (2)Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes (1.8)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (3)Pocket Edition (PE)Yes (1.2)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (4)Xbox 360Yes (TU43)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (5)Xbox OneYes (CU33)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (6)PS3Yes (1.36)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (7)PS4Yes (1.36)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (8)Wii UYes (Patch 13)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (9)Nintendo SwitchYes
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (10)Windows 10 EditionYes (1.2)
How to make a Letter S Banner in Minecraft (11)Education EditionYes (1.0.21)

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Required Materials to make a Letter S Banner

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft the Letter S banner:

3 Black Dye2 White Dye
1 White Banner

TIP: You can change the color of the Letter S that appears on the banner. Just replace the black dye with another dye when crafting the banner in the loom. For example, use 3 red dye instead of 3 black dye to craft a red Letter S banner.

How to craft a Letter S Banner

1. Open the Loom Menu

First, open your Loom so that you have a Loom menu that looks like this:

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There are 3 slots in the Loom menu so that you can add a banner, a dye and an optional banner pattern.

2. Complete the 1st Pattern of Black Bend

Complete the first pattern by placing 1 white banner and 1 black dye in the loom and then selecting the Bend option from the list of patterns available (use the scroll bar to see all of the pattern options):

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This will add the Black Bend pattern to the white banner. Move the completed banner to your inventory.

3. Complete the 2nd Pattern of Black Chief

Next, complete the second pattern by placing the banner from Step #2 and 1 black dye in the loom and then selecting the Chief option from the list of patterns available:

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This will add the Black Chief pattern to the banner. Move the completed banner to your inventory.

4. Complete the 3rd Pattern of Black Base

Next, complete the third pattern by placing the banner from Step #3 and 1 black dye in the loom and then selecting the Base option from the list of patterns available:

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This will add the Black Base pattern to the banner. Move the completed banner to your inventory.

5. Complete the 4th Pattern of White Bordure Indented

Next, complete the fourth pattern by placing the banner from Step #4 and 1 white dye in the loom and then selecting the Bordure Indented option from the list of patterns available:

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This will add the White Bordure Indented pattern to the banner. Move the completed banner to your inventory.

6. Complete the 5th Pattern of White Bordure

Next, complete the fifth pattern by placing the banner from Step #5 and 1 white dye in the loom and then selecting the Bordure option from the list of patterns available:

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This will add the White Bordure pattern to the banner. If you hover over the banner, you will see the patterns that have been added the white banner.

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To make the Letter S banner, 5 patterns have been added to the white banner: Black Bend, Black Chief, Black Base, White Bordure Indented and White Bordure.

7. Move the Letter S Banner to Inventory

Now that the Letter S banner is done, you need to move it to your inventory.

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Congratulations, you have made the Letter S banner in Minecraft!

Other Banners

Check out these other types of banners that you can make in Minecraft:

  • Solid Colors
  • Patterns
  • Letters

Solid Colored Banners

How to make a White BannerHow to make an Orange BannerHow to make a Magenta BannerHow to make a Light Blue BannerHow to make a Yellow BannerHow to make a Lime BannerHow to make a Pink BannerHow to make a Gray Banner
How to make a Light Gray BannerHow to make a Cyan BannerHow to make a Purple BannerHow to make a Blue BannerHow to make a Brown BannerHow to make a Green BannerHow to make a Red BannerHow to make a Black Banner

Patterned Banners

How to make a Lozenge BannerHow to make a Field Masoned BannerHow to make a Per Bend Banner
How to make a Thing BannerHow to make a Pokeball BannerHow to make an Illager Banner

Letter Banners (Letters of the Alphabet)

How to make a Letter A BannerHow to make a Letter B BannerHow to make a Letter C BannerHow to make a Letter D BannerHow to make a Letter E BannerHow to make a Letter F BannerHow to make a Letter G BannerHow to make a Letter H BannerHow to make a Letter I BannerHow to make a Letter J BannerHow to make a Letter K BannerHow to make a Letter L BannerHow to make a Letter M Banner
How to make a Letter N BannerHow to make a Letter O BannerHow to make a Letter P BannerHow to make a Letter Q BannerHow to make a Letter R BannerHow to make a Letter T BannerHow to make a Letter U BannerHow to make a Letter V BannerHow to make a Letter W BannerHow to make a Letter X BannerHow to make a Letter Y BannerHow to make a Letter Z Banner
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