Nov 5, 2014

Vintage Floral and Burlap Bunting Tutorial

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 Steps
1. 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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Elizabeth Lund said...

How fun! This looks simple and beautiful. Love it!

Shelly at The Domestic Heart said...

Beautiful banner! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!

Denise Marie said...


Rachael Chambers said...

Super cute. What a great use for fabric scraps. I have an old pillowcase I just might use for this project. Thanks!

Christie said...

super cute! love the fabric you used :)

RoxanneK said...

Thanks for sharing this cute project at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinned!

illistyle said...

This is just the sweetest! Thank you for sharing at the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party this week!

Cat Elsby said...

This is such a simple and adorable banner! Great work. Thanks for linking up at On Display Thursdays, hope to see you again this Wednesday night :-)

Susan Clayton said...

This is darling!

Team Craftwell said...

So simple, yet so classy & beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Team Craftwell

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love this! I love that you used a vintage sheet!

House of Hipsters said...

This is soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at

Jann Olson said...

Hi Heather, I too love banners! Cute idea to add the vintage fabric. Love it draped across the bed. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.

Janell Mares said...

I am visiting from Frugal Friday Link Up. I love this! Burlap brings such an awesome dimension to the floral pattern.

avery street design said...

Hi Heather! Bunting is the cutest. I am hosting a new link party starting Saturdays and wanted to invite you. It's called "Found & Foraged" and will be at 8 PM. You can link up at Hope to see you there this weekend! xo!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Beautiful bunting :) thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays, pinned and featured this week at the blog hop....

Sarah Nenni-Daher said...

This is adorable and goes so well with your niece's bed.

Thank you for linking up with us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party - so glad I found your site. I'm a sucker for a great vintage sheet find!

Andrea Fogleman said...

So creative! I love your headboard, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.