I have wanted to make bunting for so long probably because I see so many I like online. I love how people use them to decorate their tables at craft sales and reuse them every year for birthday parties. I have seen quite a few tutorials on how to make pennants but couldn’t find one I completely liked.
I used 8 pieces of fabric approximately 4 inches wide by 24 inches tall, and 3 yards (2.75m) of extra wide double fold bias. I had a few triangles left over. I also used some fusible web and my sewing machine. Each triangle is approximately 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide, and the whole thing is nearly the entire 3 yard piece of bias.
- Cut the strips of 4 inch wide fabric (used as much fabric as I had, and cut it 4 inches wide).
- Ironed on the fusible web, then ironed on the other side of the fabric, making a fabric sandwich.
- Cut out the triangles (3 inches wide).
- Sew the triangles into the bias.
- Sew loops into the ends of the bias to make it easier to hang.
What do you think? If you’ve made bunting before, did you use a tutorial or make it up on your own?
Since I’m happy the way this bunting turned out I will likely be using it to decorate for our daughter’s 2nd birthday in November. Maybe I’ll make some more to giveaway or sell. Anyone interested?
My name is Anika Lacerte and I am a stay-at-home mom. I like to make things and take pictures. I live in Quesnel, BC, Canada (about a 7 hour drive north of Vancouver, BC) with my husband Jonathan, and our two girls, Naomi and Emily.
I make handcrafted, small edition goods like photo calendars, kid's aprons, and birthday crowns.
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