I'm addicted to buntings. I've designed several and given them away as gifts for friends and family.
I'm excited to share with you a little tutorial on how I used a roll of burlap trim from the craft store, twine, and some vintage fabric to make a really pretty bunting.
You will need:
- 9 feet of twine (about 3.5 meters)
- Roll of 4.5" wide burlap ribbon cut into 5 7" pieces
- Pretty Vintage Fabric cut into 5 3.5" x 8" strips
- Pins, sewing machine, thread, and scissors
- Large Needle
6 Steps1. Place the right side of the fabric down and fold over the long sides of the fabric 1/2." Press.
2. Pin fabric onto burlap, right side up. The edge of the fabric on the top (the left of the photo) should be even with the burlap edge. The edge of the bottom fabric (right of photo) hangs over the burlap by 1" and should be tucked behind the burlap and pinned. (see the big, red pin.)
3. From the top (the unfolded side), stitch down the long side, over, and up again with a 1/4 seam.
This photo is another view of how to sew that bottom, tucked under edge.
4. Fold over that top, open edge by 1 inch and pin, preferably with large pins.
5. Make the casing by stitching 5/8 inch from the top.
The casing should look like this on the back when you are done.
But keep your seam ripper handy. Just. In. Case. Sewing through those layers is tricky.
6. Thread your needle with the twine and feed it through each casing.
Space the flags out however you like, I have them about an inch apart.
Hang and enjoy! I photographed it attached to my niece's twin bed but it would be really cute over a window, on the wall, over a crib, over a baby shower buffet table, across the patio. . . .
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