Spring Bunting Tutorial

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Spring Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I love bunting and one of the great things about it is it's super easy to make! This is an excellent excuse to make a strand for every occasion! Here are instructions on how to make your own spring bunting!

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly


Materials:
- 4 turquoise fabrics
- 3 pink fabrics
- 3 yellow fabrics
- 1/4 yd solid fabric

*You'll need a 4"x10" piece of each fabric!

Instructions:
1. Cut 2 4"x5" pieces from each fabric. This will make ten "flags".

2. Take two pieces and with right sides together, sewing along 3 sides, leaving a skinny side open. Repeat for the rest of your ten flags.

3. Clip the corners of your flags, turn and iron. Don't forget to poke your corners to make them crisp!

Spring Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Spring Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
3. Make bias tape or use pre-made for the string. If you would like to make your own: Fold a length of 44" wide white cotton in half matching up the selvedges. Cut three 2.5" strips. Pieces these strips end to end. Fold your long strip in half length-wise. Iron. Unfold and fold both sides onto the center line created by your first fold. Iron again. Now fold in half length-wise again. Iron.

4. Lay out your finished bias tape on the floor (or on a long table). Arrange your flags, placing them with 3" between each flag. Place your first two flags 1.5" on either side of the center. Continue to lay out a flag every 3". Once they are in the order you'd like, nestle the unfinished end of your flag into the fold of your bias tape. Pin. (To recreate my color scheme, place your blocks turquoise, yellow, pink, repeat)

Spring Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Spring Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
5. Carefully stitch along the end of your bias tape. You may want to fold over 1/2" on both ends of your bias tape to hide the raw edge.

Spring Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Spring Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Hang & Enjoy!

6 comments :

  1. Can I tell you how much I am LOVING your blog?!? I'm so impressed with the amount of awesome tutorials you put out. They're fantastic! Plus I am loving the pictures of George and the gorgeous Pyrex shots. Your blog is just so pretty!

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  2. Absolutely adorable! I am stunned by your creativity! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Sweetheart, I love the tutorial (of course, who wouldn't!) but I was even more taken with the little Easter bunnies that I caught sight of in the corner of one of the photographs! I want one! They are soooo adorable!

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  4. i love flag buntings. they made my tiny studio apartment feel a little like magic. this sqaure one is super cute!

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  5. Great pictures and tutorials! Loving everything!

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  6. I found your site via justbaustralia.com.au
    Great tutorial. I'm pretty sure that even I could whip up one of these....now to find my machine! I'm pinning this one!

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