The Christmas crafting continues with some red & white fabric bunting. I have to admit I absolutely adore bunting and have been obsessed with them for ages. I whipped these up last night ready for the twins birthday party (Christmas themed) tomorrow using this tutorial HERE. I highly recommend her way of making the triangle template as it fits an upside down triangle between two regular triangles meaning almost no fabric wastage…just like they would have in the 40’s…if they had made such frivolous things as fabric bunting for decoration.
- After making your template, trace your triangles onto your fabric
- Cut out your triangles
- Save your scraps for this awesome fabric scrap wreath
- Place two triangles together (right side facing in)
- Sew down both sides of the triangle using the 10mm guide on your sewing machine
- Trim the ends of your triangle to make it easier to turn it inside out.
- Turn your triangles inside out using a skewer to get the point out nicely.
- Iron your triangles (and bias binding if it needs it)***
- Make nice piles of your triangles and admire your work.
- Pin your triangles to your bias binding
- Sew your bias binding & triangles together
- Hang your bunting – You’re done!
I love it so much that I am going to make a set for each of the girls rooms for xmas.
***Remember how I mentioned HERE that we didn’t own an ironing board? Well I told hubby I needed get one to do my inverted resting & eye palming and he looked at me like I had two heads (fair enough…I just asked for an ironing board to lie on) he then escorted me to this small room in the house called the laundry, opened the cupboard and there it was – an Ironing board! We also have a mop and a vacuum….maybe I should make use of those too.