Monday, 13 August 2012

Fabfrocks at home: The guide to making bunting

Hi guys,
I am what could officially be described as a bunting making addict. For my wedding I made 10 meters of the stuff. And now I'm at it again, with a bolt of gorgeous Cath Kidston fabric and a mission! Photobucket
Bunting is perfect for the summertime. You can use it to liven up your patio or garden if you're having a BBQ, and it looks great (and girly!) in bedrooms too! Even better, it's stupidly simple to make, and you could whip up a small strip in around an hour. Here's how:
-Draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a template, so all of your flags are the same size and shape. Your triangle can be as big or small as you want your flags to be: mine is 23cm long by 17cm wide for a point of reference.

-Pin the template to your fabric and cut out your triangular flags; cut out twice as many triangles as you would like final bunting flags.

-Take two triangles and place them together so that the pattern on each triangle is facing inwards (so that you can't see the pattern when you are sewing) Using a simple stitch, sew around the two long sides of each triangle.

- Turn the sewn up flag inside out, and iron flat: you should now have a bunting flag with your fabric pattern on either side. Repeat until you have as many flags as you need.

-Take a length of pretty ribbon and stitch your flags to it: I fold my ribbon in half and sew the bunting flags in between this, so that you can't see any of the stitches, or the scruffy ends of the flags. And that's it! Simple, easy, super-pretty bunting that will last forever and that you can use over and over again!

Have you ever made bunting? And did you find it easy? If you have any tips to improve on the way I'm currently making it, I'd love to hear them!

Love Tor xxx

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