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Bunting for decorations
As previously mentioned, my friends Louise and Nathan are getting married soon on the SS Great Britain, and their wedding has a slight theme of a coronation party. The only problem was that they weren’t sure what could be hung around the room where the band will play, and it was going to look a bit bare.

Somehow I got persuaded into making some bunting for the room, which seemed like it would be a massive task, but once I actually got down to it (after cutting the flags out!), it was pretty simple really!
I pretty much made it up as I went along, after looking at some pictures of bunting to get an idea of what the hell I was going to do!

Posted by Hayley C. from Bristol, England, United Kingdom • Published See Hayley C.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 1
    Step 1

    My pattern for bunting was basically take an A4 sheet of paper, fold it lengthways, then cut a diagonal line, leaving me with a isosceles triangle shaped template. I traced around this onto my fabric (quite thick cotton fabric from Fabricland [don't visit that site if you value your eyes] which was £4/m) and cut out 64 triangles.

    This picture is of me settling down for a night of cutting fabric, eating ice cream and perving watching Jason Dohring in Moonlight

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stacks of flags all cut out.

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 3
    Step 3

    I sewed two triangles of the same colour together on the longest sides, turned it inside out and ironed it flat. Repeat for all of the triangles. Sigh.

    Setting up my awesome work area and get on with the sewing!

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 4
    Step 4

    Started with the blue flags, then red, then white.

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unironed red and white flags

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 6
    Step 6

    Badly ironed blue flags

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 7
    Step 7

    All of the flags, finished and ironed flat.

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 8
    Step 8

    I worked out how much bias tape I needed, but in the end, it was more of a lucky guess. I thought I needed 20m of bias tape, but could only get 14 and a half, which turned out to be just about enough.

    Each flag has a gap of 10 inches between, and there is an extra 15 inches on each end with a D-ring sewn on to hang. I will take extra D-rings with me on the day to sew on in the right places

  • How to make bunting. Bunting - Step 9
    Step 9

    The finished item!

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Nosnin
Nosnin · Chicago, Illinois, US · 21 projects
Thanks for the tute. It was super easy to follow. Happy
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
Happy kewl!
sounds like a trek but i'll be sure to give it a go Happy
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angellina
angellina · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 8 projects
what a task !!!!! good on ya i love bunting
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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 311 projects
Looks great, I bet it looks even better finished! I wonder what it would look like with patterned fabric.Well done You're are going to have one great 'ol party. HOOT HOOT!
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