Because of the famous bunting outside our Marion St shop, we get asked about bunting a lot. We also sell it made up for those who are not keen to give it a try themselves. However, if you have even a little bit of sewing experience and some fabrics you’re keen to use, here’s my top tricks on how to make it easy!
This bunting also has the names of the children it is being given to on it. Read how to make them here
Starting with the flags – I cut them 25cm long and 20cm across the top. I didn’t think to photograph the cutting process, I will later. Organise your flags into the sequence you want to join them together in, and make a pile with the left end as you look at it on top.
I use this amazing herring bone tape as it is so easy to see where to fold it – I don’t even iron it, I just fold it as I feed it under the foot. Start with about 30cm sewn folded before adding the first flag:
When you get to the end of the flag, mark where you want to insert the next one. I’ve used the edge of the window in my tray as a marker. If I want the flags closer together I use the edge of the plate.
This way is SO much quicker than measuring and pinning the flags in advance. And if you have a lot to make, any time saver is welcome!