Friday, 24 August 2012

Making a Pirate Bunting

A bunting is quite a simple sewing project and an easy way to decorate a kids room or for a party.  I made this one for my grandson's first birthday in just a few hours one afternoon.

I made a simple cardboard template for the triangle shape and then used a rotary cutter and cutting mat to cut each piece to size.  24 triangles later I had enough so that I could have each one with a matching backing.  Then placing wrong sides together I sewed a 1/4" seam down 2 sides leaving the top open.  Next I trimmed the sewn edges with pinking shears to give a zig zag seam effect and also so the material wouldn't fray when washed.

Alternatively, if you don't have pinking shears or a zig zag cutter for your rotary cutter, you could place the fabric right sides together and sew the seam down 2 sides then turn them right side out.

Once all the fabric triangles were made I sewed them into the fold of some large bias binding, leaving a meter at each end for ties to hang the bunting.

A relaxing and satisfying afternoon sewing an easy project that is also now an economical birthday present made with love for my grandson.  What could be better than that.


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