Everywhere you look you will see bunting. It’s fun, cheap and easy to make.
There are loads of variations you can use. Below is a basic tutorial then use some of the suggestions to give it your own flavour!
A great project if you are just learning to sew and want to keep things simple.
To make 3 metres of bunting you will need:
• Card stock to make templates
• Fabric for bunting flags
• 3 m of bias binding. 20mm bias is perfect for bunting
• Sewing machine and general sewing accessories
Your flags can be any size. Mix it up a little and do 2-3 different sizes.
Measure and cut two templates out of your card
Mine are : Large : 21cm wide x 21cm in length – you will need 6 x 2 pieces
Small : 15 cm wide x 16cm in length – you will need 5 x 2 pieces
Leave 2 x 40 cm tails at the end for tying your bunting.
Right sides of fabric triangles together
Using a small 2/8 inch seam, sew V and leave top open
Clip your point
Turn flags in the right way
Take your binding and place the first flag in between binding and sew with a straight stitch.
Add a finger space in between each flag and alternate the sizes until you have used all your flags.
Flags don’t need to be triangular in shape – try half moons, squares
Adding a handmade binding in a contrasting colour will make your bunting awesome and unique. It is worth the extra time to make your own.
Bunting doesn’t need to only be in fabric – try card, pvc or oilcloth, doilies from the op shop or even crochet some triangles.
Add letters to spell a name or occasion.
Instead of flags having an internal seam, sew seam on the right side of the fabric and clip edges with pinking shears.