How to make Personalized Bunting

 

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Turn scraps of fabric into a pretty decoration with my quick and easy craft idea for making bunting.

Whether you want to liven up your dining area or add the perfect accessory to your Children’s room, bunting can be a great finishing touch. Follow my step-by-step guide to making it yourself.

You will need:

  • Fabric scraps

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • 25cm cotton tape (see picture)bunting7

  • Scissors

  • My Bunting Template

  • Sewing Machine

    These are optimal if you would like to personalise your bunting –

  • Felt

  • Wooden Letters

  • Buttons/sequins or any other embellishment

  • Embroidery Floss

Step 1: Draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a template; or use my Bunting Template

Step 2: Pin the template to your fabric and cut around it using scissors. Repeat until you have enough flags.

Step 3: (Optimal) place your required wooden letters backwards on the reverse of your felt, draw around each letter and cut out, turn the right side up, no pencil marks

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Step 4: Pin your letters to your bunting and hand sew in to place and add a decorative button if required.bunting5

Step 5: Place your bunting fronts to bunting backs right sides together, sew down the two long sides of the triangle,trim of the point of the triangle, turn right side out, press with the iron and trim across top raw edge if needed.bunting8bunting6

Step 6: Evenly space the flags along the cotton tape, folding the edge over, and pin in place.

Step 7: Sew  the flags with a straight stitch along the edge, leaving at least 4” of tape free from flags at each end for hanging, press with the iron and hang your bunting proudly.bunting3bunting1

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