Bunting

How do you know you’re at a party? By seeing the bunting, that’s how.

There are three main ways of making bunting, as far as I can tell:

1. Trickiest: sew two larger triangles together, turn inside out, attach to string e.g. HERE
2 Middling: cut out a large rhombus, iron in half, fold over ribbon/string, sew along top edge of triangles, E.g. HERE
3. (My personal favourite) Easiest: cut out a “wonky diamond”, iron along central line, fold over ribbon/string, sew across line, E.g. HERE

Similarly, these shapes can be employed for paper & card bunting. Mi us the ironing stage.

If you are planning on having lots of bunting up, do yourself a favour and choose option 3: it’ll save you a pretty penny in fabric/materials.

Once created, you can decorate with:
– sewn on embellishments (buttons, etc.)
– drawn on decorations (letters, pictures)
– fabric paint, generally
– embroidered detailing
…the list goes on.

Like quilting, bunting-making is especially suited to odds and ends lying around the house with no jobs found for them. Hodge podge, mis-matching fabrics look great, and the order of Triangles can be changed to keep ” suiters” near each other.

What are you waiting for???

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