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TUTORIAL: Make your own Bunting

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We’re currently spending more time in our homes than ever, so why not bring some festive cheer and put a smile on the whole families faces with some easy home decorating that doesn’t require a ladder and paintbrush!

Bunting makes a great addition to any home for any occasion and we will be sure to put a spring in your step this Easter.

The prints used for this tutorial are designed by Lolah London and are available to shop on our website. You can upload your own design or choose from our extensive online design catalogue provided by our design community. Our designers are paid a commission on every print sold.



 Follow these simple steps to make your own Bunting...


You will need:    

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·         65cm x 48cm fabric piece (We have used our Cotton Drill fabric printed to a Fat Quarter size. This gives you 18 triangles and roughly 250cm of bunting)

·         300cm x 3cm ribbon tape or bias binding (based on using a Fat Quarter for bunting).

·         Standard sewing thread matching to fabric



·         Fashion Formula Bunting Cut Template - download file here - Fashion Formula Bunting Cut Template

·         Pins

·         Fabric scissors OR rotary cutter and cutting matt (Decorative scissors or pinking sheers work great for a decorative edge!)

·         Sewing machine OR needle and thread

·        Pattern chalk or pencil

·      Ruler

·        Iron & ironing board


Step 1: Cut out the A4 paper Bunting Template.

Step 1_1 Use straight cut scissors for this step. You do not need to use decorative scissors or pinking sheers.

When cutting paper, it’s always best to use normal scissors so you don’t make your fabric scissors blunt.



 Step 2: Use the template to mark the Bunting on the wrong side of the fabric.

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It’s important to mark your bunting on the wrong side of the fabric so you don’t see any of the markings on the right side of your finished bunting.

The easiest way to use the template is to line up the paper template with the straight edge or selvedge of your fabric and mark the 3 points of the triangle.

Next, use a ruler to join up the dots.



Step 3: Cut out the Bunting.

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We’ve used pinking sheers to give the bunting a decorative edge! Using a pinking sheer also helps to stop the fabric from fraying.

It is not really necessary for the shorter edge/top of bunting to have a decorative edge, as this will be hidden later when you attach the triangle to your ribbon/bias binding.



Step 4: Prepare the Bunting triangles for sewing.

Step 4_2   If you are using a narrow ribbon, you can simply lay the bunting on top or underneath the ribbon, pin and sew.

For a more professional finish, fold your ribbon/bias binding in half to make a binding, press with an iron and pin your bunting triangles to the fold line of the ribbon.

For longer binding, you can space the triangles out further.



Step 5: Sew the Bunting to the ribbon. Step 5_3Sew a stitch 5mm from the edge of the ribbon.

Don’t forget to backstitch the ends of the ribbon so they don’t unravel!



Step 6: Hang your Bunting with pride and sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Tags: Sewing, How to guide, Bunting, Tutorial, Step by step, Easter, Homeware, Decoration, DIY


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