You all know I love bunting… you only have to look at my garden and my spare room/office at home and there’s bunting galore. Soon we’ll have our shed up at the allotment so another place bunting will appear as well as across the growing areas of our plot.
Fabric bunting is very easy to make and doesn’t need many tools, a needle and thread, fabric (cotton, polyester cotton), bias binding, scissors and iron/ironing board. If you’ve got a sewing machine it will be sewn quicker but can be made hand sewing. I don’t have a rotary cutter and cutting mat but that would be easier than drawing round a template and make your cutting perfect.
Here are the steps to follow:
Choose your fabrics and cut out triangles, can be as big, small, long, thin, wide as you want. I made a template from some stiff card that I drew around using a biro on the back of the fabric. Bunting can be made using single or double triangles of fabric.
For single just make a small hem around the triangle.
When you get to the top corner don’t finish off your thread, lift your needle to it’s highest setting then pull out around 8cm of thread from the reel and the spool underneath by pulling the triangle away from the needle.
Taking a piece of bias binding, fold it in half length ways and press with your iron. I used a piece that was 120cm long and had 7 triangles to attach.
Then add the other triangles in position from the middle. Leave an equal gap between each piece of bunting or put them right up to each other depending on how you want the finished bunting to look. I left a gap of around 1.5 cm.
Make yours as long or as short as you want.
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