Sew: Easy Double Sided Bunting

Sew: Easy Double Sided Bunting

Bunting is an ideal project for an absolute beginner, I made bunting with friends who have never sewn before and they really enjoyed.

What you'll need
1 metre of fabric will make approximately 3.5 metres of bunting if using my template with a 2" gap between flags.

Scissors/Rotary Cutter.
- Any scissors will be fine here. I like to use my rotary cutter so that I can cut quicker.

Bias Binding/Ribbon
- You'll need the desired amount of metres of bunting plus an additional half metre for 10"/25cm ties on either end. i.e. if you want to make 10 metres of bunting you will want 10.5 metres of bias binding.

- You can download and print my bunting template from HERE.

Dried Lavender (Optional).

Making your bunting
First you need to make a template for your bunting. I have made a template for you using my preferred triangle dimensions. So you can print this bunting template if desired.

Decide whether you want gaps between your triangles or whether you would like the triangles to be touching, side by side. I rather having gaps in mine, I use a 2" gap.

Use this template to cut out your desired number of triangles using your pinking shears. Remember to cut out 2 triangles per flag.

I find 4-5 flags per metre is right for me, which means cutting 8-10 triangles per metre.

Pin the triangles in pairs, right sides together. 

Sew along the two sides of the pairs of triangles using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Snip the bottom point off to reduce bulk and give a sharp point.

Turn your flags right side out and press.

Use something pointy like a chop stick to push the corners out so they are sharp. If you want to add lavender to your bunting, now is the time. Sprinkle a bit into each flag.

Once you have all your fabric flags, measure 10" from the end of your bias binding (for a tie) then place your first flag starting from this point. Pin this flag into your bias binding. 

Measure a 2" gap now place your next flag and pin. Repeat until all flags are pinned.

Leave another 10" gap for the tie.

Now it's time to sew, sew all the way from one end of the binding to the other, remember to finish the ends of the binding.

And that's it! Your bunting is done. I love making bunting because it is a quick and easy project and you can make it with lots of exciting fabric designs and patterns. Why not experiment with shapes. Recently i've seen lots of bunting with flags this shape:
This looks great too, so don't be afraid to experiment a bit!

Goodbye For Now!



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