Tutorial: Fabric Bunting

I first shared a fabric bunting tutorial on Mabey She Made It and a second version on Patchwork Posse. I’ve updated the tutorial, added new pictures and am finally bringing the post ‘home’. Enjoy!

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**Please note that I completely missed the fact that there is an error in the two other versions. Step 3 should say to sew right sides together not wrong. I can’t believe I completely missed that for so long.**

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For this bunting I used store-bought bias tape but you could make your own if you prefer. At the end of this post is an example of a bunting that I’ve made using handmade bias tape.

There are many ways to make bunting, this a double-sided sewn version with hidden seams.

Finished Size:

My bunting is 6′ long, with 9 flags/triangles each measuring approx 5.5″ in length.

Materials List:

Rotary cutter
Mat
pencil
cardstock
fabric for flags
1 package bias tape

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Fabric Bunting Instructions:

1. Decide what size you want your triangles to be, for this bunting I made each side of the triangle measure 6″ long with a 1/4″ seam allowance included, so my finished triangles are about 5.5″ long. Draw your triangle onto cardstock and cut out. (Or you could also cut out onto freezer paper).

2. Using your cardstock triangle trace out onto your fabric. You will need two triangles to make one finished flag. So for mine I cut out 18 pieces.

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3. Right sides together sew two triangles along the two side edges. Clip the corner and trim close to the point. Repeat with the rest of the triangles.

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4. Turn right sides out and press. Optional: Topstitch along the two sewn edges. If topstitching, press again. Repeat for all triangles.

5. Open up the bias tape. Fold the short ends of the bias tape in by 1/4″ and press. Stitch in place.

6. Decide on the layout you like. Leave 1″ gap between each triangle. Baste the triangles to one edge of the bias tape in the order you like.

7. Fold the bias tape over and sew along the entire folded over edge.

Give your bunting one final press and voila! You are done

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Tutorial: Tulips in A Cup Guest Post from House of Estrela

 
Fabric tulips tutorial guest post by House of Estrela
Oh my gosh! Magda of House of Estrela is here today sharing one of the cutest projects I’ve ever seen: fabric tulips! In a cup! I think the cup just adds to the cuteness. This would be a great project for Valentine’s Day. Older children could even help out sewing the tulips.
They’re so cute!
Read on for the full tutorial:

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Tutorial: Cute Felt Heart Pin

Mini Felt Heart pin tutorial

If you’ve been following me enough, you’ll know by now that I love working with felt. Most recently, a few weeks ago, I shared a cute little felt kitty cat hair clip tutorial over at Rebel & Malice. Today I have for you you another super quick project that is super sweet. A mini felt heart pin (or brooch if you prefer to call it that)! Continue reading “Tutorial: Cute Felt Heart Pin”

Tutorial: Tiered ruffle doll skirt

Tiered Skirt tutorial

This post was originally on FleeceFun and I’m finally reposting it here.

Do you have a doll loving kid? Maybe this kid is also the kind of kid that likes to unclothe the dolls, loses the clothing and then poor thing has to go around naked? Not anymore, this doll skirt tutorial is pretty quick so you can get your dolly covered up.

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