Thursday, 3 February 2011

how to make bunting

As i've been making a lot of bunting recently, I thought I might share with those of you that would like to know, how to make it.
Obviously the first thing to do is pick your fabric combination's. During my time as Visual manager at Urban Outfitters the rule of thumb was that everything should be in 3's or 5's and that's a rule I tend to stick to as it creates a nice balance.

I tend to make mine with ribbon although this is not necessary, I also sit my flags right next to each other, again this is entirely up to you as to how close you want them. The less flags the less work - I personally prefer the look of bunting when the flags are all cuched up together!

Step 1; You will need to make a template to draw around to make sure your flags are the same size. You will also need scissors and a light coloured pencil.

Step 2; On the wrong side of the fabric (the back) draw around your template and repeat until you reach the end. Once you've done that cut all the flags out. If you cut your fabric in strips to the same length as your flag template you will save yourself cutting time.

Step 3; Once you cut out all your flags you are ready to sew them to your ribbon. The flags need to be attached wrong side down at the top edge of the ribbon.

Step 4; Now the flags have all bee sewn on the wrong way you need to fold them over so the ribbon is folded in half and the fabric is facing up (with the right side facing out). Top stitch all the way along and your bunting is complete.

It really is that easy and as we all know a little bit of bunting goes a long way in the style stakes!

1 comment:

  1. thankyou for posting this! i need to make some bunting for my own wedding, so this is so helpfull!