Thursday, 17 May 2012


So this is the tutorial for the bunting I made.

I'm sure many of you know how to make bunting but there are lots of different methods so I thought I would share mine.

Usually I'm one for cutting corners - if there's a quicker way to do something I'll do it! But for this project I wanted to do something the right way for a change, which I think is why I loved the finished product so much, I was proud of my hard work and dedication - this literally took me weeks to finish! (because I have a short attention span so had to do it in lots of little sessions.)

OK, on with the show!

The first thing I did was cut out my triangles, I measured 6 inches across and 6 inches down from that line to get my first triangle, then used that piece of fabric as my template (OK so maybe I took one short cut, I should of cut out a cardboard template, and I wish I did, I use one now and it's a lot easier!)

Once all my triangles were cut out I cut some wadding in the same shape and tore it into thin layers. (It's should come apart easily.)

Next I layered two triangles with the right sides facing inwards then wadding on top and sewed.

Start from one of the top corners, work your way down to the point, lift your presser foot, twist and work your way up to the other corner. (NOT what I did on my first triangle, which was go down one side, finish off then start down the other side to discover the fabric is bunched up at the point!)

Turn all your triangles inside out and iron, and you have your flags  : )

For the binding I used 3 metres of ribbon (1 inch width), I've recently discovered that bias binding works better but I was still learning at this point.

So what I did was iron the ribbon in half length ways, slot each flag into it, then sew along the open edge.

I used 13 flags with a 3 inch gap between each one.

The finished product!!

These are all the pieces of bunting I've made so far, which I sold to Coco's

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(Please note: the bunting I sell doesn't include the wadding - it was getting too expensive and time consuming and that was the best way to reduce the cost without losing quality)

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Bunting Bunting Bunting!

Bunting, bunting, bunting . . . if you say the word too many times it loses all meaning!

So I know I haven't posted anything new in a while and that's because I've gone bunting crazy!!

I made this bunting last week planning to post a tutorial. I loved the finished product so much and at risk of sounding big headed thought it was good enough to sell, so that's what I've been trying to do. I made a few more samples and on Tuesday visited every craftly, gifty or boutique shop in Hereford (there are alot!) The first shop loved it and ordered six pieces so I was on a real high but unfortunately nowhere else ordered any :( However they all said they liked it and a couple of places wanted my card so that if anyone asked about bunting they could give them my details. That was excited, apart from the fact that I don't have a card. Also alot of places asked if I have a website, which I did't (apart from this but that wouldn't really be helpful when trying to sell bunting!)

So anywho, to cut a long story short, I've been setting up an etsy shop, ordering business cards and saying the word 'bunting' a ridiculous amount of times!

I need to make five more pieces of bunting by Monday (working all day Friday and visiting my Mum for her birthday all day Sunday!!) so won't be able to post the tutorial until next Tuesday, then normal service will be resumed!

In the mean time please have a look at my etsy shop . . .

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