Apr 4
2015

Sew bunting!

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Happy April! I thought I’d celebrate the new month & season with some festive bunting! It’s photographed here above my daughter’s crib, but if you’re looking for a pretty way to make your home festive for Easter this weekend, this is a great way to do so! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

buntingbunting-24sheetingwhitebunting-23You’ll need a thick paper for your template, 2 yards of bias tape, 1/4 yd of 110″ White Sheeting Fabric, spray starch, oh, and a pen/marker & your ruler & cutting mat.

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My paper started out at 9″ x 11″, but I cut it down to a 9″ square to begin.

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Once it was cut to a square, I centered it over on my cutting mat at the 10″ mark, just because I know how my mind works and that using an even number would be simple. I put one end of my ruler on the 10″ mark, then angled it to the end of the square, 4.5″ back, then cut.

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Then I did the same thing on the other side. This ensures that my triangle is even.

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Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, then cut out triangles 5 times, for a total of 10 triangles.

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Now is when you’ll need the spray starch. Go ahead and spray/iron the triangles.

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Make 5 piles of 2 triangles each. Pin the two sides of each triangle, then sew the two sides together.

bunting-37 bunting-39 Clip the fabric around the point. This will make it less bulky, so the point is pointier.

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Turn the triangles right side out, then press again.

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Trim the corners at the top.

bunting-24 bunting-30At this point, you need to press the sides of the bias tape in, like we did a few weeks ago on the pocket apron.

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The easy way to find the exact middle of the tape is to fold it in half, like this.

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Fold one of your triangles in half, then place the unfinished top inside of the bias tape.

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Pin your triangles in place.

bunting-56At this point, I changed my thread to match the bias tape, then folded the ends in to finish them off like this:

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Finish one end, sew across the edge of the bias tape closest to the white flags, then when you approach the other end, finish that off, too!

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