Fabric, wool and haberdashery
Bunting is a great way to liven up an occasion, from a birthday or wedding to a garden party and can be easily personalised to spell out any message.
Bunting can also be a simple, low cost room decoration, turning scraps of fabric into a pretty decoration adding a fun touch to a room and adding a splash of colour or coordinating with a particular theme.
We used three different Clarke & Clarke fabrics for our bunting and used them for both sides. You could put plain fabrics on the back if you would like to save your best fabric for the front.
For this bunting, Bias Binding was used for the tape, as it folds over and conceals the edge of the bunting fabric, however if this is not a consideration, normal cotton tape can be used.
To start, draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a bunting template.
Then pin the template to your fabric and cut around it using pinking shears to avoid fraying. Repeat until you have enough flags for your desired bunting length.
If you are making your bunting double sided, pair up the sides, wrong sides facing and stitch together along the two long edges.
Evenly space the flags along the bias binding tape, folding the shortest edge over, and pin in place securely ready to sew in place.
Sew on the flags with a straight stitch, leaving at least 40cm of tape free from flags at each end for hanging your bunting.