Difficulty Level; Slightly Challenging/Experienced
I love making bunting, I found that once I had made it once, I truly had the bug for it and made it over and over again. The first time I made it I used a tutorial that I found on Pinterest. I found it really easy to follow and had success. Therefore, rather than re-inventing the wheel and doing my own tutorial, I’d rather share the original tutorial with you and provide the link. As you can see, I put my own little twist on it and used a few contrasting fabrics of gingham and floral cottons and pretty floral bias binding.
This would be perfect for a girls/teenager/young woman’s bedroom. You can make it in a fabric that will match her decor. I have used the bunting as one of the contents of the girls bedroom gift basket. http://www.madewithlovebyyou.com/2015/11/10/girls-bedroom-gift-basket-made-with-love-by-you/ Whether, you give the bunting as part of a gift basket or on its own, it’l be a fab birthday or christmas present.
What You will need for 8 flags of bunting; I made almost 3 yards (2.7 metres)
- I used 3 different contrasting cotton fabric. 2 different colours of gingham and floral fabric which made 4 flags. I bought 4 x fat quarters (fat quarters usually come in packs and they measure 56cm x 45cm or 22″ x 18″) 2 packs of floral, one baby pink gingham and 1 lilac gingham.
- Sewing materials;- Scissors, measuring tape, sewing machine, matching thread, fabric marker.
- Bias binding (I got this pretty florary binding from e-bay). It was much cheaper to buy a reel, I’ve made loads of bunting out of out of it and used it in various other projects. I used 3 yards 2.7 metres. I allowed 15″ each end to tie the bunting and left a gap of 3″ between each flag. You might choose to space the flags closer together, so won’t need as much binding.
Here is the original bunting tutorial; http://3xsunshine.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bye-bye-baby-bunting-daddys-gone.html
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