Bunting Tutorial

All my friends are leaving. Well not quite. [Another friend has just confirmed she is also leaving.] But two of them are. One is doing a university exchange to the UK (London) and the other is doing Camp America (New York state). Pretty much I’m quite jealous of their travels and will miss them both.

But enough of me and on to sewing – what this blog is REALLY about. I decided that as a going away present I would make them each some bunting. This way when they get to their, respective, new accomodation they will have something to put on the wall and make it a bit more homely. I must give due credit to {re}purposed mind for this gift idea.

I decided to go with a green gingham (I heart gingham) and fabric with Pohutukawa blossoms and Tui (I also heart kiwiana).

You will need: scissors, a ruler, some bias seam binding, some card board or paper, thread, some fabric, pins and a pen.

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1. Using your ruler measure a triangle. This will be your template to mark your fabric with. Remember to include a 1.5 cm seam allowance. I made mine 13 x 18 cm.

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2. Trace around your template to mark your triangles. Cut them out. Remember you’ll need twice as many triangles as flags.

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3. Pin your pieces together.

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4. Sew them together.

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5. Trim off the end of the triangle and the excess on the sides at the end.

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6. Press the seams open. This will help the flags to lie flat.

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7. Turn the flag inside out and give it another press.

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8. Count your flags and measure the length of your seam binding. Decide on a distance that you wish to spread the flags out by. I decided on 4 cm between each flag.
Pin the binding over the raw edges at the top of the flag. Sew together.

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9. Hang and enjoy.

I’ll post some photos of it finished when we have some good weather here!

 

OMG PARCEL FROM THE UK

Just got home from Wellington to find a lovely surprise – the bunting I won from the very talented repurposedmind has arrived! IMMENSE EXCITEMENT.

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This is a gorgeous bunting made by repurposedmind with a dainty pink floral print on one side of each triangle and pink and white stripes on the other.

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It is beautiful!

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I won’t be able to hang it up just yet as I’m moving house in two weeks but will post photos en situ when it is up.

Thanks again repurposedmind ! You’re a star!