Monday, September 15, 2008

With sewing month here and birthday's on the way, I decided to make buntings. They were not hard at all.

I simply cut out from cardboard my desired size of flag. My measurements are marked, its a good size.

Using a rotary cutter and this template, I cut my fabric.

Here they are.

I used iron on interfacing as I wanted a sturdy look rather than a flimsy, flappy look - buts its entirely preferance. Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of one triange, then place another cut triangle right sides together. As in the picture, if the interfacing is facing up, then your right to go.

Stitch a 1cm allowance all around, leaving a 5cm gap at the top (for pulling through.

Before pulling through cut your corners and along the sewn edge to sharpen the finished look.

Pull the rights sides through the gap in the top and press. I top stitched the flag as I think it finishes it off.

Now, all you need to do is sew the bias binding along the top. Use pins to help pin it place and off you go.

I machine appliqued these letters on.

Here's the Nosh's finished bunting. I'm really pleased with its turn out.


Dreams of Yarn said...

oh FAB ! I love that idea! I may have to make some of those!!

London Mummy said...

Looks like a job very well done to me :)

MRS MJW said...

Oh that is adorable. What a wonderful idea.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I simply LOVE bunting - yours is very posh ;-)

Alison Boon said...

Really clear instructions. Thank you for sharing a great job.

Suzie Sews said...