Got a sewing machine? And a spare afternoon? Great, get some tunes on, grab a cuppa and let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- Sewing machine
- Cotton thread
- Fabric (100% cotton or cotton blend) we used 3 types
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Cutting mat
- Kiddicare bunting template (20 cm on short edge 24 cm on long edges)
- Fabric bias binding tape
Note: Make your cutting template a little larger than you want your finished bunting flags to be as after sewing you’ll lose a little in size.
Click here to print the bunting template.
Fold your fabric in half so that you’re cutting two layers at a time. If you’re feeling brave you can cut multiple layers at a time by folding the fabric cleverly.
Place your template on top of the fabric. Use a ruler or straight edge to guide your rotary cutter along the fabric.
Layer two of your fabric triangles together as shown.
Sew along the two long 24cm edges of the bunting. Use your sewing machine’s guide plate to ensure that you leave about 5mm of fabric to create your seam. Now your first bunt is sewn. Turn it inside out to reveal the front of the fabric. Hurray!
Decide how long you want your bunting to be and then repeat as many times as you need.
Leave at least 40 cm of bias binding tape free from bunts at each end for hanging. Fold your bias binding in half and insert your first bunt. Sew along the opening to fix your bunt to the bias binding. You can leave gaps between bunts or butt them up together like we did. Continue sewing and inserting bunts as you go.
Ta-dah! Well done, your masterpiece is complete.