Quick and Easy Bunting Tutorial

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This bunting is so quick and easy to make it almost feels like a cheat!

Scale the bunting up and down to suit your needs!  The first size below makes bunting perfect for decorating a bookcase, fireplace or mirror, and the second is perfect for the Christmas tree!

 

Requirements:

For mini bunting – pairs of 16.5cm (6.5”) squares (each pair will make 4 triangles) – you can buy almost all our fabrics pre-cut into 6.5″ squares, making it even easier!

For micro (Christmas tree bunting) – pairs of 12.5cm (5”) squares (each pair will make 4 triangles) – you can buy almost all our fabrics pre-cut into 5″ squares, making it even easier!

Bunting tape

 

Instructions

Take two squares of your chosen size, and place together, right sides facing, raw edges lined up.

Pin in a couple of places and then fold in half diagonally – from A to D on the image, forming a triangle shape. Iron the crease in.

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Open out so you can see the ironed-in crease. Place your square under your sewing machine foot, so that the right side of the foot lines up with the crease.  Sew across the square (from B to C on the image below), keeping the crease on the right of the foot.

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Turn the square around, placing it back under the sewing machine foot, again with the crease on the right of the foot, the sewn line will appear to the right of that (further away from the foot). Sew across the square as before (keeping the foot lined up with the crease).

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Take your square back to the ironing board, you now need to fold the triangle in half, diagonally, in the opposite direction to last time (from B to C in the image).

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Open out so you can see the ironed-in crease. Place your square under your sewing machine foot, so that the left side of the foot lines up with the crease.  Sew across the square (from D to A on the image below), keeping the crease on the left of the foot.

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Turn the square around, placing it back under the sewing machine foot, again with the crease on the left of the foot, the sewn line will appear to the left of that (further away from the foot). Sew across the square as before (keeping the foot lined up with the crease).

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Cut in half, between the two sewn lines (from A to D on the image below). Now cut these pieces in half, again between the remaining sew lines.  You now have 4 bunting triangles!  Trim the tip of each triangle away (below the sew lines), reducing the bulk.  Turn each triangle out and you will see the top corner seam allowances poking out of the top of each triangle, snip these off.

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Iron your triangles. Line your triangles up along your bunting tape.  Pin so that the raw edges of each triangle are hidden inside the fold of your tape (don’t forget to allow 20-30cm at each end to tie your bunting up).

Sew along the length of your tape to seal in your triangles.

Finished – how quick was that!

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Want to make full-size bunting?  Download our free guide to planning and making bunting from our blog and visit our main store’s bunting department where you can buy templates, pre-cut triangles, specialist tape, templates and more!

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