The Sunday Project- Make your own Beautiful Bunting
Wedding season is upon us, last weekend I enjoyed a wonderful sun filled day of romance at a friends wedding in Crantock and this weekend I have been sunning and funning myself at a friends Hen weekend in North Devon. As one of the bridesmaids I thought I’d head home with the bride to be to help with wedding preparations. In her day job Dr. Debbie works with fossilised snails, but by night she is an works crafty interior magic in her picture postcard Devon cottage. Todays task was making some more bunting to decorate her parents farm on the big day.
As bunting is great for decorating gardens and houses for Summer celebrations of all varieties I have persuaded her to share her bunting making knowledge.
What you’ll need:
– Pretty Fabric (Debbie picked up lots of old bedding from Charity Shops and Flea Markets, but bunting is also excellent for using up scraps of fabric left over from other projects)
– A couple of empty cereal packets folded flat to used to make templates
– A Pencil
– A Ruler
– A Sewing machine with thread (or the patience to do lots of hand stitching and a needle and thread)
– An Iro
– Iron flat, so you have neat flat triangle and snip away the little bits of inside seem that poke out. Repeat this triangle making process until you have enough to make your desired length. Every three triangles will give you roughly a metre of or Bunting.
– Now to make your top band. Cut a very long strip of fabric about 5cm wide (The length of this will depend on how much bunting you want to make, make as much or as little as you want, remembering every three triangles will give you about a meter of bunting). Fold this in half and Iron flat.
– Finally hang anywhere to set a beautiful scene for a wedding, garden party or adorn your front fence or wall for a country cottage feel. I can’t wait to see all our hard work at Debbie and Matt’s wedding!