Friday, 11 May 2012

How to Make Bunting Tutorial

Hello! Welcome to my first tutorial. I have been working hard to make 'baby bunting' for my little boys room. It was really quite easy and I was able to do it in his nap times. Here is a quick look at the finished product before we get started, in case you are unsure what bunting is.



WHAT YOU WILL NEED:







  • Minimum 3 different types of material  NOTE: Size depends how many you want to make. I used 120cm x 25cm for each different type of material which created 12 finished triangles in total
  • Fabric pencil
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Pins
  • Bias binding (Min. 3 metres long and 18mm wide)
  • Card stock/scrap cardboard (to make triangle)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine



STEP 1:

Draw a triangle on the cardstock/cardboard and cut it out. To get a perfect triangle I used the PAINT program on the computer and printed it out on A4. I transferred this to the cardboard and cut it out.

My triangle measured 20cm bottom x 26cm sides - but you can make them any size, just remember to adjust your bias binding and material lengths accordingly.


STEP 2:

Use the fabric pencil to trace out your triangles. To get the most out of your fabric join them together and do it right side, then upside down, right side, upside down etc. You will need 2 pieces per triangle as you will sew them together. Cut the triangles out. (eg. my finished product had 12 triangles so I required 24 pieces so they were double sided)


STEP 3:

Pin 2 pieces together, right sides facing each other. Sew the long sides of the triangles together. Do not sew the bottom. Remove pins.


STEP 4:

Cut away any excess fabric, particularly at the point as it will look better once turned. Once you have sewn all the pieces turn them right side out, using your fabric pencil to push the point out as much as it will go.


STEP 5:

Iron the triangles. I inserted the cardboard inside the triangles to shape them as I ironed.


STEP 6:

Cut the excess parts of the tops to make a nice straight line.


STEP 7:

Lay out the bias binding, place a triangle, fold half the binding over and pin it. I used pins to measure the difference between each triangle to ensure even spacing. Leave around 15cm of binding hanging at the end to create a loop for hanging later on.



 STEP 8:

Using your coordinated thread, sew along the whole length of binding ensuring all the triangles are firmly inside with the top parts hidden.


STEP 9:

Fold the ends of the binding over and sew to create a loop for hanging.



Congratulations! You should now have your very own bunting. If you complete this project, please share a photo with us!



Happy sewing!

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2 comments:

  1. Very cute ! I've only made crocheted buntings, I call them hooky banners! I must try this next... thanks for sharing!

    gena

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