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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