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Easy summer bunting
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  • How to make bunting. Easy Bunting - Step 1
    Step 1

    Create template by drawing your triangle at the size your prefer. Mine has 8 inches (20,5 cm). This size will fit 4 complete buntings on a fat quarter with some left over that can be used as bias later.

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

    Press your fabric.With your fabric folded in half, trace your triangles with chalk and cut. You can either fold your fabric right sides down or up. If you intend to use the same fabric on both sides it would be easier cutting the fabric right sides together. I’m mix and matching, so it doesn't matter. Repeat until you have cut all your triangles.

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

    Place right sides together, matching all the edges perfectly.

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

    Pin the sides 1 cm from the edge, leaving the top unpinned.

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

    Starting from the top beginning, sew a straight stitch. Don't forget to back stitch at the start.

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

    Continue to sew 1 cm seam allowance until 1 cm left to the end edge of the fabric. With your needle down, raise the presser foot, turning the fabric until the edge of your presser foot is positioned. Lower your presser foot and continue to sew.

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

    Repeat until you have sewn all your triangles. Trim the excess on the sides. Snip off the points carefully.

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

    Turn all your triangles right side up. Tiding up your points. Only push gently to not burst the seams. Repeat to all your triangles.

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

    Press, starting at the point and moving downwards. Be careful to not twist the fabric. The seams must be at the centre, not showing on any sides. Trim any “ears” on the top.

  • How to make bunting. Easy Bunting - Step 10
    Step 10

    At the beginning of the bias fold in a triangular shape and close the bias in half. Decide how much do you want to leave at the sides before start attaching the bunting. For this project I left 4 inches (10 cm) in length before attaching my first bunting.

  • How to make bunting. Easy Bunting - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fit the bias binding over the edge of the triangle. Make sure the triangle is pushed at the same distance on the fold, pinning in place. The distance between each bunting is up to you. Can be spaced from 1/2 in (1cm) up to 2,5 inches (6 cm).

  • How to make bunting. Easy Bunting - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pin all your bunting in place. Always pin with the project facing you, that way the pins will be positioned correctly allowing you to take them out as you sew. Starting from the beginning of the bias, machine stitch along the edge of the bias binding using a straight stitch. Don't forget to back stitch. Create a loop at the end of each side of your bunting. Tuck your raw end under if you didn't tuck in before at the start. Add a decorative flair by adding a pretty button.

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