I am back with another tutorial today, in collaboration with Elephant In My Handbag – this time it’s a really quick and easy project that anyone with a sewing machine should be able to whip up in no time and something you could give a go if you have been thinking about trying sewing but are a bit nervous to get started! We are talking bunting!
The mini ‘theme’ that I picked for my baby’s nursery (before I knew if I was having a boy or a girl – if you missed the announcement last week check it out here!) was rainbow colours, bunting and stars. Yep – that’s a pretty random theme, but I had a vision in my head and thought it would look pretty cute. I came across this gorgeous bundle of star fabric by Makower on the Elephant In My Handbag website and just KNEW that it had to become bunting for the nursery (and a baby quilt – but more on that in another post!).
If you would like to try your hand at making your own bunting then why not give the tutorial below a go. You could use any fabric you like of course, and it could be all the same fabric rather than multi-coloured like I’ve gone for. I have also made ‘reversible’ bunting in the past, where I’ve made the triangles in a different fabric on either side, so that’s another idea for you. And finally, this tutorial is really just a guide – bunting comes in all shapes and sizes, so feel free to make your triangles any size you like, and space them out as you feel suits.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Either various scraps of fabric (each to be at least 18″ x 8″) or about half a yard or metre of one fabric
- A triangle template (see below for details) – I transferred my template onto quilters plastic but you could cut this out of paper or cardboard (an old cereal box?)
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Board
- Quilters Ruler
- Or forgo the above cutting utensils and use a pair of fabric shears
- Pencil or Pen
- A length of 1″/2.5cm cotton herringbone tape (as long as you would like your bunting to be – I used about 4 metres)