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Mar 27, 2014

how-to: make your own fabric bunting

By: Catherine Therrien
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Mar 27, 2014

how-to: make your own fabric bunting

By: Catherine Therrien

I made this fabric bunting for my niece's bedroom, but it would also make a great addition to a craft room. I used fabric remnants in corresponding colours to create my bunting – it really is a great way to use all those random scraps of fabric! Follow these easy steps to make your own. You just need to be handy with a sewing machine. bunting Instructions 1. To create a template, draw a triangle on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. (The dimensions of my triangle template were 6" wide by 7" long; includes a 1/2" seam allowance). 2. Fold your fabric in half so you're cutting two pieces at the same time. Pin the template to your fabric and cut along the edges. 3. Lay your two triangle pieces right sides together, and sew along the two long sides (not the top short side). Trim any excess fabric near the tip of the triangle in order to get a sharp point. 4. Turn your fabric right side out, and use a pointed tool to push the triangle's tip out (I used a wooden skewer). 5. Repeat until you've achieved the desired amount of triangles. Iron the triangles flat so the edges are crisp. 6. To attach your triangles together, use double-fold bias tape or ribbon (just make sure it's folded). Arrange your triangles in the desired order. 7. Start by sewing closed about 15" of bias tape. Then insert the top of your first triangle into the fold of the bias tape. Continue sewing along the bias tape across the triangle. 8. Continue this process, adding more triangles about an inch apart. Once you've sewn all the triangles to the bias tape, remember to sew another 15" of bias tape on the other end. 9. Fold over one end of the bias tape to create a loop, sew together and then add a cute button (this can be attached by hand). Repeat on the other side.  
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