Easy Bunting Tutorial

Here is the bunting tutorial I promised from the chalkboard command center wall.  It was super easy to make, only one line of sewing!

Supplies:

  • Fabric for flags – size of banner will determine how much fabric you need.  You can mix and match or do all the same like I did.
  • Fabric for binding – 3 inch strip x length determined by length of wall or mantel you will be decorating
  • Thread
  • Scissors/rotary cutter
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine

1. Cut out your flags – I am not a perfectionist so I pretty much eyeballed the cutting of mine.  I did use a rotary cutter because the lines are straighter than with scissors, but scissors work well too.  The first flag I made ended up being my template for the rest.  You could make your template from a piece of cardstock so you don’t waste any fabric if you make a mistake.

2. Cut out your binding strip – I cut out a 3 inch strip because I knew I wanted to fold it over multiple times to hide raw edges but I only wanted to sew one line.

3. Fold and iron binding strip – Fold your binding strip in half, iron as you go so that it holds it’s new shape.  If your flags need to be ironed you can do them at this point too.  

4. Fold and iron again – Fold raw edges up into the middle of the strip and iron again to hold shape.

5. Sew flags to binding strip – Pins can come in handy during this step.  You are going to line up the top edge of your flag to the raw edges in the middle of your strip.  I laid all of my flags out to make sure they were spaced evenly and pinned them in place.  Fold the top edge of your binding strip over to meet the bottom of your strip.  You can iron again at this point or use pins or just start sewing.  Sew one nice long line about 1/8 inch from the edge.

That’s it.  This was a quick project for me so I didn’t hem edges or anything.  If you want to use some fray check on the edges you can.  Since I knew mine would be high up and just used as decoration so I didn’t worry about it.

If something doesn’t make sense just let me know and if you make one I would love to see it!

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