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MAKE:BUNTING

by Teresa Dickson of www.mimipearl.co.uk

Bunting, was originally a lightweight wool fabric used for making flags for the Royal Navy. Today “bunting” is a term used for any festive decorations made of fabric or paper, or even wood. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colourful triangular flags and lengths of fabric and is a perfect project for recycling old scraps of fabric

For this project, I have made 3 metres of bunting – using mismatched cotton

fabrics. This length is perfect for use indoors, to make longer - just use more bias binding and more bunts – simple! I feel I should warn you though that making bunting can become a little addictive!!

Materials:

Mismatched fabric (half a metre is sufficient) to make 20 triangles = 10 bunts. Thread. 3 metres of wide bias binding to contrast. Sewing machine. 1 sheet of A4 paper for making triangle pattern piece.

Making Pattern Piece

Take a sheet of A4 paper; fold lengthways in half to find a central point. Lay paper flat and mark 9 cm both left and right of the central

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point at the bottom of the sheet and 18 cm up the fold. Join the marks to form a triangle and cut out. This is your triangular shape pattern piece.

Instructions

1.

Prepare the chosen fabrics

by pressing with an iron. 2.

Place the pattern piece on

double folded fabric and cut out x 10, which will give you 20 triangles.

3. With right sides together,

stitch two pieces of the triangle fabric together down the sides – leaving the top of the triangle open. Repeat this process until all triangles have been sewn up.

4. You will now have 10 double

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