Bunting is very simple to make and will always brighten up any outdoor (or indoor) space.
Now that the weather has cheered up a little we’ve been making some for our garden and also to take along to any camping trips we may do later in the year.
Watch these clips to see how we have made our bunting …
All you need to make simple bunting is:
- a selection of fabric – we chose quite flimsy cotton material, but you can use anything from denim to paper
- a template of your choice – we used a simple rectangular shape
- pinking shears ( scissors which cut with a zig-zag line). These aren’t essential but if you use these the fabric wont fray when it’s cut out
- ribbon, lace or cotton bias binding (available in a variety of sizes from haberdashers or stores such as Hobbycraft )
- a sewing machine, needle and thread if hand stitching, or even glue can be used
- When you’ve decided on the shape simply cut out a template in card.
- Then draw around the template onto your fabric (we used soluble pens available from Dunelm where the ink dissolves soon after use), and cut out the material.
- Then pin the material shapes onto ribbon or if you are using binding tape fold the binding over the fabric and pin into place.
- Space evenly.
- Sew together, remembering to leave enough ribbon or tape on either side to tie.
See this demonstration to make the more traditional, classic bunting …