Monday, May 31, 2010

what have i been up to lately? lots.

so here is a little tutorial-ish post. i made some bunting flags the other day and wanted to share my how to.

  • fabric scraps at least 1/3 yard wide
  • fabric glue
  • extra-wide double fold bias tape

1) make sure fabric is doubled over, wrong sides together (this is so there's no front or back to your flags)
2) with pinking sheers, cut isosceles triangles. mine are 8 inches wide and 9 inches long, but the size can be adjusted to your liking

3) on the longer sides, sew straight lines about 1/2 inch away from the edge. *if you're like me, and you don't really know how to sew, here's a tip i remembered from home ec- when you get to the tip of the flag, make sure the needle is down in the fabric, then lift the presser foot. this allows the fabric to pivot in the machine, and continue along the angle of the triangle*
you don't need to sew along the shorter side.

4) lay out bias tape on a table or floor. use fabric glue to glue the flags in place, 2-3 inches apart. *this is easier than pinning* let dry completely.

5) sew along bias tape to secure flags in place

1 comment:

  1. I'm SO glad you came up with this tutorial! I've been wanting to make bunting for a while now. I thought I could figure it out myself, but having a tutorial right here is GREAT! (Now I don't have to search for one.) Thanks!!