24 March 2014

Get Bunting!

I am afraid that the wardrobe sewing is taking a bit of a back seat at the moment with our Easter charity craft event just round the corner. This doesn't mean I have stepped away from the sewing machine though, oh no, this week I have mostly been making bunting (lots of bunting!). All this bunting will be for sale though, so hopefully my time will have been very well spent and this will all help to raise more money for charity, definitely a worthy way to spend my evenings.

I was inspired to make this by all the lovely weather we have been having of late, and the amount of time being spent outdoors. It just makes me think of summer fetes, and country villages. I love how a lovely colourful bit of bunting can just lift the spirits and brighten up even the dullest of spaces. Check out how much more exciting it makes the grey walls of our living room. I think I am going to have to make a bit for myself after all this is over. 

Anyone can make bunting (though of course buying some pre-made for a charitable cause is much more justified!). All you really need are some fabric scraps and some ribbon/bias tape. Mine was made using mostly donated fabric scraps from a colleague, she donated a really big bag of fabric so it was nice to be able to utilise all the different colours in there. My method was to cut out two triangles using a template I drew up myself and stitch them together leaving the top open. I then turned them right side out, ironed them, sandwiched the top between some folded bias tape top stitching all the way along. The bunting at my wedding though was just one layer of fabric so you don't even need to go as far as I did.

I am really pleased with how they came out. The blue and pink one is deffo my fave (here's me kind of hoping no one else wants it!). What do you think? Have you made bunting before or do you own any? Where do you proudly hang yours? I would really like some for outside the back door under the overhang, it would make the back of the house look really pretty :)


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