Two weeks ago I had the honor of co-hosting a bridal shower for my dear friend Lauren. I wanted to add a few extra special touches, so of course my first thought was, “Bunting!” I learned how to make bunting from my master crafting friend Lisa, and I get better at it now every time I make it.
I’m really happy with how it turned out, so I thought I’d just share it with you all and give you a quick overview of my process.
+ three 1-yard pieces of 100% cotton fabric
+ twenty feet of bias tape
+ sewing pins
+ sewing machine
+ 100% cotton white thread
+ rotary cutter and mat (or scissors)
+ 1 piece of “12 by “12 chipboard to make triangle template
Step 1: Cut a triangle out of the chipboard to use as a template.
Step 2: Fold the first piece of fabric and half and use the triangle template to trace the triangles on the fabric. Then pin the folded edge. Repeat for other two pieces of fabric.
Step 3: Use the rotary cutter to cut out the traced triangle piece that is folded over and then cut down the fold so you have two equal triangles. Repeat until you’ve cut out all of the triangles.
Step 4: Pin each pair of identical triangles together.
Step 5: Sew down the two long edges of the triangles.
Step 6: Pin the top unsewn edges of the triangles into the fold of the bias table.
Step 7: Sewing down the bias tape, carefully removing the pins as you sew.
and there you have it! an easy bunting. I really love making bunting. If you want to put a design on the bunting, I would recommend using iron on printables. I cut out my own letters and ironed them on myself.
I loved making this bunting so much, I decided to make a little mini version to go on top of the cake:
Have you ever tried making your own bunting? Do you have any tips or shortcuts?