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How to...

by Prestigious Textiles

...make bunting

Feeling crafty this spring, why not try out our ‘How To’ on Bunting! Make your own personalised bunting for your children’s room, playroom, or kitchen, plus it’s a great way to decorate your garden parties in the summer!

Our printed cotton fabrics are ideal for making bunting with, and we have three different bunting ideas below to get your creative juices flowing.

Option 1 - Traditional bunting…

1. Cut your required length of bias binding for your bunting.

2. Make a card/paper template for your preferred bunting triangle size (including a 1cm seam allowance).

3. Using your template cut out enough triangles to fill your bias binding length twice (leaving at least 40cm each end free for tying up).

4. Next create your bunting triangles, taking two of the triangles, place them right-sides together and pin.

5. Sew the sides of the triangles together leaving the top edge open, then turn the triangle right sides out and press flat.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all your triangles cut out.

7. Next pin the triangles along the bias binding evenly spaced, trapping them between the fold, then sew into place.

Option 2 - Quick and simple…

1. Firstly stiffen your fabric by using iron on interfacing, to add structure and to prevent fraying once cut. 

2. Cut your required length of bias binding for your bunting. 

3. Make a card/paper template for your preferred bunting triangle size.

4. Then using your template and pinking shears cut out enough triangles to fill your bias binding (leaving at least 40cm each end free for tying up).

5. Next pin the triangles along the bias binding evenly spaced, trapping them between the fold, then sew into place.

Option 3 - Fun alternative…

Create fun animal shapes using our Nature Trail print from the Forest Friends collection, for an unconventional take on the traditional triangle bunting.

1. Firstly stiffen your fabric by using iron on interfacing, to add structure and to prevent fraying once cut.

2. Cut your required length of string for your bunting.

3. Either using your own shapes or characters in your fabrics design (such as the animals in our Nature Trail print) cut out enough shapes or figures to fill your string.

4. Finally simply peg your shapes along the string to create your bunting (alternatively sew the shapes onto some ribbon).

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