Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to make bunting

The other day, my friend and I decided to make bunting for our rooms. After a bit of googling, we proceeded to follow the instructions that were on someone's website, but since they weren't really working out for us, we decided to just see how we went by ourselves. And this is how we did it, pretty simple really..

You will need:

Material - You can have as many or as little different types as you want. It depends if you want to follow a pattern (e.g. blue, green, yellow, pink, blue, green, yellow, pink..) or if you want to have a different type for each triange.
Ribbon or twill tape (I used two metres and it fit 15 triangles, also make sure it's thick as it just makes it easier).
Cardboard (template).
Scissors
Pins
A pen
And finally you will need a sewing machine.


Step One: Make a triangle template using cardboard. It can be as big or as small as you want.


Step Two: Place your template onto your material and trace around it. Now you can cut it out. Repeat this on all the different materials you're using.



Step Three: Fold the twill tape/ribbon in half and iron along it so it stays like that.


Step Four: Lay out the tape/ribbon and arrange the triangles to your liking. Make sure they're nice and secure between the fold of the tape/ribbon, and then pin them into place.


Step Five: Sew along the bottom of the twill tape/ribbon, close to where it meets the triangles. You can tuck in the ends of the tape/ribbon to make it more neat.


Step Six: Now that it's all sewn, you can iron it, just to get rid of all the creases and other little annoying bits.

And you're done! :).

20 comments:

  1. Wow it looks amazing in your room! I've been meaning to make bunting for yonks, but I always thought it was too difficult. I think I will now though, if it looks that fantastic xx

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  2. I was going to do some bunting during the holidays, but school work got in the way. Stupid half yearlies :(

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  3. That is so amazing, I love it. Thank you so much for doing a step by step process because I've always wanted to know how to make bunting.

    Exquisite darl!

    - Michelle
    LÉS Mm

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  4. Oh my gosh that is so freaking cute!! Definitely doing this at my place :)

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  5. It turned out wonderful!

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com
    http://closetfullofgoodies.blogspot.com

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  6. these look so beautiful, i only have little paper ones :) xx

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  7. I made some bunting to brighten up my room a few months ago, and it worked. Althou I made it out of my dads old silk ties, offcuts of material and patterened pot towels it still looked pretty fab :)

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  8. oooh! it's so pretty i want to make some of my own!

    and i nominated you for an award on my blog.

    check it. :)

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  9. i've always wanted to make one of these for my bedroom! loves it!

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  10. This is so wonderful! Thank you so much for the one you sent to me. It's gorgeous!! I'm blogging about it soon, and I'll link it to this tutorial :)

    xx

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  11. bunting is my favorite! i want to adorn my whole life with it :)

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  12. Your bunting is beautiful!
    I think I shall have to try and make some for my new room (:
    xx

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  13. love this! im definitely doing it haha

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  14. Thanks for sharing, dear.. that's exactly what I need, and your is sooo cute!

    Love,
    -miy-

    thepicnicgirl.blogspot.com

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  15. WOW! thank you so much for posting this. this will definitely going on my "to do" list.

    love your blog :)

    xoxo,
    your newest follower.

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  16. Oh my goodness! I was just saying how I needed to learn how to make these for my wedding! I love them so much!

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