How to make a Bunting – Holiday Decoration

I don’t think I new what a bunting was called until last year or so… I just thought “string of flags” or “pennants” or something. But a bunting it is, and it’s cute as anything.

I made this bunting as a holiday decoration, and rather than sticking with red and green (not my fave, really), I went for a more festive red/orange + green/blue. I like it.

This would be a really great thing to do with childhood clothes too, as an alternative to making quilt after quilt. A bunting would be an adorable way to preserve a bit of that nostalgia. :)

How to make a bunting - tutorial

So here’s a little (er, long… full of pictures) tutorial if you’re interested in making your own bunting, either for a holiday decoration, or year-round in a child’s room or craft room.

First, choose some fabrics that you think would go well together. I chose 3 pairs of fabrics, so I can do front/back and both sides will look nice. For instance, the blue dots and red dots will go together to make a set of triangles (blue front/red back), and so forth.

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Roughly cut strips of fabric… I just made a snip at about 7 inches down and ripped the width of the fabric to make a strip. Don’t worry; we’ll clean up the edges soon.

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Iron the fabric to make sure everything is smooth and ready for cutting and sewing!

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Now we’re going to make our triangle template. I wanted mine to be about 6 inches long (after sewing, turning, and trimming) and around 6 inches wide. You can do a long skinny triangle if you want, or a short fat one. But for now, we’re making a rectangle to approximate the width/length of triangle you’d like.

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I drew the 2 lines the length I wanted, then folded the paper so the crease would connect corners… and cut it out. I’m making this more complicated than it needs to be… basically mine was a square. Yours can be a rectangle of any size/dimensions.

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Fold your square or rectangle in half and draw a diagonal line…

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like so…

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And cut it to make your triangle pattern.

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Now we go to the cutting table… first trim the edges of your fabrics. I’m doing each pair together.

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Now place the triangle  with the short edge along the long edge of your fabric, and cut along the pattern. I used my rotary cutter, which is probably the fastest and most precise, but you can do it with scissors of course!

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After the first cut, I just flipped the previous triangle like this…

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And used it as a pattern to cut along.

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And keep flipping…

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Until you have a nice pile of triangles!

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And repeat with the other pairs of fabrics.

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Delicious!

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Now, sew along one of the longer edges of the triangles, with the coordinating fabrics’ right sides together.
You can do a whole bunch at once, and clip them when you’re finished.

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Then, sew the second long edge the same way. See how they’re all connected? Cut them apart…

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And then flip them right side out. I used the tips of my scissors to poke out the point, but sometimes I use a chopstick. The eraser-end of a pencil will work well too.

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Smile at all the pretty colors when they’re all flipped.

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And then iron them so they’re nice and flat.

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Gorgeous! We’re almost there!

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If you have bias tape, you can use that for your “string,” but I decided to use twill tape this time. Cut lengths of twill tape or bias tape as long as your bunting will be. I estimated about 2 yards for each of mine (I made 3 buntings with 11-12 triangles in each one).

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Then, fold the twill tape in half and iron it. If you’re using double-fold bias tape you won’t need to do this step, since yours is already folded.

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(Not shown: Trim the top edges of your triangles with your rotary cutter so they’re straight and “clean.”)

Snuggle the triangles in between the fold of the twill tape or bias tape, and pin in place.

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They’re almost done!

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Tuck under the ends of the bias or twill tape like this, and then…

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Fold them again, like this. This way when you sew them, they’ll be nice-looking and won’t fray (don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and end!)

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Now, in one long line, sew along your twill or bias tape, making sure you catch the triangles and the back of the twill/bias tape.

Please be luckier than I was… my needle broke into 3 parts for some reason, and the middle part shot out and HIT ME IN THE NECK. I sat there feeling my neck for a couple minutes, sure I was bleeding and dying… of course, I wasn’t, but I never found the 3rd part of the needle, so I maintain that it is inside my neck.

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And when it’s all sewn, go ahead and iron it again. Ironing is to sewing what makeup is to my face. You know, it makes it look acceptable even if there are a couple zits or something. Or, you know, wiggly stitches.

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Now you’re done! Or you can keep going like I did, and sew some bells onto some of the triangles. I didn’t do all of them, but maybe I will add more bells later.

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Just stitch them onto the end, and make sure to secure your thread ends well!

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Enjoy your beautiful bunting! I hung mine with thumb tacks (how very college-student of me).

I’d love to see photos of buntings you’ve made or that you make in the future using this tutorial. If you ever make one, go ahead and post the link (to your flickr or blog or wherever you share it) in the comments here.

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I have 2 more buntings… maybe I will add them to the shop so I can share! Anyone interested?

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118 Comments

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  3. Jennifer C
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 11:02:37

    Thank you for your great tutorial! I just made my first bunting to decorate our tent at camp. It was pretty easy peasy and I love how it turned out. Thanks for your help!

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    Apr 01, 2014 @ 08:57:30

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  6. Sandra
    Jan 16, 2014 @ 07:06:49

    Love your tutorial, I’ve got quite a lot to make for my Vintage Stall – can you tell me roughly how many triangles you get from a 7 inch strip of fabric and is the fabric 45″ wide?
    Thank you muchly!
    Sandra x

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  8. Naomi
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 03:29:17

    Great tutorial – I am making bunting for the first time for my son’s 2nd birthday. I had this tuturial open on the computer the whole time I was making them :)

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  9. Amy Gillespie
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 13:22:44

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. Found it on pinterest and it will be perfect for my son’s first birthday party. One question, about how many yards of fabric did you purchase? Or, how did you figure how much you’d need?

    Thanks!

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  10. Sasha
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 13:08:41

    Great tutorial, thank you for sharing. I’ve just made a string of red, white and blue bunting for our Jubilee celebrations and it took me only a couple of hours. Think this may become a new obsession for a while, definitely going to use the twill next time instead of bias tape.

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    Apr 08, 2012 @ 12:49:41

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  12. Heather
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 10:12:37

    Super cute bunting!! I love the little bells! :) I’m hosting a picnic next month and I will be making some of these to pretty up the picnic shelter! :)

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  13. Vanessa
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 00:14:44

    Great tutorial! I am new to sewing, but the whole process went really smooth. Made 3 of them, 15 flags each and in 2 sizes of flags in 6 different fabrics!

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  15. sioux
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 12:21:58

    They are lovely. I am making Valentine day bunting, it is good fun. xx

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  19. Shelley
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 21:56:12

    This is a wonderful “how to make bunting flags” site!! Thank you so much for your in depth help. Every picture and detailed explanation was super helpful :)

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  20. Brenda
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 05:59:13

    great easy tutorial on how to make bunting ! well done,born teacher thank-you x

    Reply

  21. Janine Ward
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 04:32:52

    What a wonderful tutorial. very clear and easy to understand. In the uk where I live this it definately qualifies as Bunting. x

    Reply

  22. Candace
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 10:37:55

    Hi …

    Your directions are excellent! Very informative and clear, easy to understand. However, this is NOT Bunting, these are pendants or flags. Bunting is the half circle “flag” that is usally draped over railings or fences, usally during the 4th of July celebrations. I was looking up how to make bunntings .. and came across this. As sweet as these are, not bunntings.

    thanks… if you know how or where to find information on buntings, please email me.
    candace

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    • Joyful Abode
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 13:10:47

      sorry this isn’t the type of bunting you are looking for. However, it IS a bunting. Buntings aren’t limited to half-circle shaped flags.

      From Wikipedia:
      Today, “bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.

      From World English Dictionary:
      decorative flags, pennants, and streamers

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    • Joyful Abode
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 13:12:47

      and I think you meant pennant, not pendant (that word can be used too but isn’t as common to mean this type of flag as pennant is).

      Good luck finding your half-circles. With a little imagination you can use this tutorial to make them though! Just cut semi-circles instead of triangles, and otherwise follow the directions.

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  23. danielle
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 21:08:45

    thanks for your tutorial :-) I gave it a go and it turned out pretty cool!

    http://stayinspiredblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/stay-inspired-with-diy-bunting.html

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  24. Dana Hernandez
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:26:41

    I loved this tutorial, so well layed out with great photos and instructions that were to the point and super easy to follow. I’m making a bunting for my grandson’s 2nd birthday so it’s the first one I’ve done but I’m sure it won’t be my last! Thanks for all your help. Oh, and i hope your neck is o.k.!

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  26. Leanna
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 15:47:05

    Awesome tutorial! Thanks for posting this!

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  28. Katie
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 00:41:14

    Thank you – this is sooo helpful!

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  29. Kara
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 17:02:57

    Love that I stumbled across this while doing a google search for DIY bunting. I’m going to be making bunting as decoration for our ceremony. So wish that you could be there! <3 -Kara

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  31. Andrea
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 14:43:28

    This is exactly what I was looking for… I’ve been obsessed with bunting since we started planning, and we’re trying to do the wedding very DIY, so this is perfect. Thank you!

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  32. Cassie
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 08:28:18

    Thanks! I LOVE your bunting tutorial! I’ll keep this for reference many times! And I’ll look to see if you’ve posted your other buntings. Thanks again! Happy Sewing!

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  35. Kaytee
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 14:09:24

    Loved this! This post proved very helpful for me while I was planning my wedding! Thanks for posting Emily! I made a post on my website to encourage people to stop by. Click the link to check it out!

    http://kayteelaurenweddings.com/2011/08/06/homemade-bunting/

    xo K

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  38. Marketa
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 05:21:30

    HI, what a really great tutorial. Well done. I loved your fabric choice, can you tell me what kind of fabric it is? Thanks

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  39. christine
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 01:30:16

    So lovely , merci, merci!!

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  40. heodeza
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 08:26:34

    Thank you for this great tutorial! I used it to make my own bunting, which you can see here.

    Reply

  41. Letty
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 05:30:06

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I made 20 yards of lovely bunting this weekend for my daughter’s wedding. She is thrilled and your know-how made it so easy. :)

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  42. Connie
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 03:07:32

    I might suggest fat quarters of quilting fabric – they are already color coordinated for those of us challenged by that part of the project. I use my bunting as a garland on my stairs. Now I plan on making my own to change out seasonally or by holidays. Thanks for the tutorial and great pictures!

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  44. Bianca
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 07:45:14

    Absolutly fantastic tutorial, seriously brilliant! Am planning to make some for my 18th Birthday party this June . . . at least i now know it wont take too long – even without a sewing machiene xx

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  45. Rae
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 04:40:31

    Hi

    I’m making my first bunting today – it’s for a carnival so I googled to make sure I was doing it right and found you!

    Fantastic instructions, even a daft blonde like me can follow them! Thank you

    Rae

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  46. Lillian Pearl Designs
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 11:16:44

    I featured this tutorial on my blog! Congrats, grab a button from the post! http://lillianpearl.blogspot.com/2011/03/reusable-bunting-notes-tutorial.html

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  47. Sharon
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 11:36:29

    Thanks so much for this info on making bunting. I have just finished mine this afternoon and I am delighted with the results. I am new to sewing, having believed for years that I cannot sew. Well, I have bought my first sewing machine and although i will never be a natural seamstress, I am having fun making cushions and now, bunting! Happy days! Thank you again.
    PS My needlework teacher has a lot to answer for as she told me, aged 11, that I ought to be in the rememdial class.

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  48. Jule
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:06:44

    I’ve looked all over the place for decent information on making bunting and this is the first time I’ve found anything really useful. I really like your style (of bunting and writing!) – thankyou very much.

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  49. Tanya
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 13:34:10

    I kind of knew how I was going to make it but your wonderful tutorial with lots of pictures gave the confidence I needed to start and just go ahead. I am a visual learner and thought it was perfect. Thanks for doing it. I know how time consuming a post like this can be to create.

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  50. Patricia
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 13:48:19

    A friend asked me today to make some bunting for her sister’s wedding, here in Suffolk, England. I said “Yes, of course, I’d be delighted” and then wondered just how I was going to go about it! I’m so glad I found your tutorial – I know exactly what to do now and can’t wait to get started. The wedding’s not until July, so if the bride wants miles and miles of bunting – I’ve plenty of time!

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  51. Lynn
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 10:11:19

    I can’t wait to try this. I have been collecting fabric scraps for the purpose and now I have read your blog I know exactly how I want to go about it. Many thanks for the inspiration.

    Lynn

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    Mar 08, 2011 @ 04:52:51

    Thanks we used this holida bunting at our holiday villa in cyprus, it worked a treat

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  53. ANRENA
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 09:02:04

    THANK YOU THIS WILL BE MY FIRST ATTEMPT YOU HAVE MADE IT LOOK SO SIMPLE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR DAYS FOR EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS THAT I CAN FOLLOW THANKS AGAIN

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  55. Jannie
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 09:13:00

    This is the best bunting tutorial by far! Thank you for taking the time to photograph and publish your method for making TOP QUALITY RIGHT PROPER BUNTING – it will save me having to do it now – I will write an article about you on my blog instead!

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  56. A Bunting We Shall Go « Glitter & Pearls
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 18:26:36

    [...] Own a sewing machine?  Straight-sew rows of fabric, doilies, or printed paper cut into triangles (or any shape for that matter) – either one next to the other or along a piece of ribbon or cording.  If sewing seems daunting, defy tradition and try fun arts & crafts items like masking tape, a hot glue gun, fabric or scrapbook paper, a hole punch, a stapler (try colored staples!), clothespins, tissue Paper, scissors, a glue stick, old-fashioned kitchen string, and streamers.  For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own DIY bunting, check out this great article from Joyful Abode. [...]

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  57. Beth Rosslee
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 09:57:13

    Awesome stuff! Thankyou for making my life easier!

    Reply

  58. Wendy
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 16:03:54

    Fantastic…. just what I wanted step by step instructions with pictures. I live in Cornwall, England we are awash with bunting like this in the shops, but I wanted to make my own and thanks to you I can….

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  60. Nicki
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 12:33:44

    LOL. Here I am having just come across this site in the middle of January. If only I’d found you a month before it would have taken out a lot of bunting pain. Nevermind I have book marked you for next year!!

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  61. Caz
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 22:33:43

    A fabulous tutorial and very easy to follow. I cheated and just pinked the edges instead of flipping for my first one. Turned out beautifully. BUT I am doing another, your way … looks fabulous. C XX

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  62. Sarah W
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 12:19:31

    Searching for flag bunting advice, i came across your site – it was easily the best in terms of simple step-by-step instructions, and being a ‘visual’ learner, i really appreciated the photos too. Awesome job. I’m about to complete the final step of sewing about 120 flags to bunting for my daughters 2nd birthday party. Thanks so much, Sarah from New Zealand :-)

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  63. Dani
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 22:35:28

    Thank you thank you, I have been putting this project off for as long as I could but after coming across your tutorial this afternoon I relised it wasnt so hard!
    In a little over an hour I have 2 metres of bunting along with handmade binding :)
    Cant wait to make another one!

    Reply

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    Nov 18, 2010 @ 20:27:19

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  65. Kristina
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 07:46:41

    FABULOUS tutorial! There is never such a thing as too many pictures in a sewing tutorial (or any tute of any kind, actually)! Thank you. I plan on making a bunting for my baby’s room (due in December), and I think I will take it a step further and add her name to the triangles. I’m excited!

    Reply

  66. SuzannahAshley
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 07:34:54

    This was a great tutorial. I used it to make a Halloween bunting for a craft swap. Thanks so much!

    Reply

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  69. chirky
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 19:05:13

    I have to say that I'm a little dismayed. I had grand illusions of this being a simple project, but all that ironing! And cutting! And ironing! And sewing! And IRONING! I'm a little more nervous now.

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  70. interior design and decorating
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 17:54:59

    Great tutorial, very thorough.

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  71. Jaymac
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 15:53:43

    Excellent guide, thanks!

    Reply

  72. Annie Clerkin
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:48:57

    I love this tutorial – really easy to follow and very inspirational – thanks!! (hope you find that bit of needle soon!). Annie (Bedford, UK)

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  73. Jacquismith7
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 09:35:32

    Excellent tutorial, I'm all excited to give it go. I'm planning on doing a really long one of about 6 metres for an Outdoor Sports event – any tips??

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  74. Chanidoll
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 11:47:26

    Hi there, I am making some bunting as a gift for my sisters new baby. I am using the applique method to attach a number to each flag. For this I am using some wooden number stencils (you can buy wooden letter stencils too). I have stenciled out the numbers on some scraps of fabric. I will then use fusible bonding web. This is cheap to buy and comes with instructions but basically you iron it on to the back of your fabric before cutting, then cut out the letter, peel web backing and iron on to bunting triangle. Its acts like a glue. Sew for extra hold. Do this before you sew triangles together.

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  75. Susan thompson
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:05:20

    Great tutorial thanks. I love it! Can you help me? I want to make some named bunting for my grand-daughter to hang in her bedroom? I have seen some on the net but i would like to know how to make the individual letters? Hope you can help?

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  76. Ttracy
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 01:22:31

    am loving the ideas for bunting…….thought about using my babies baby gros etc for material so am hoping this is going to look gorgeous………will write again when my bunting is finished……..am sure that you're guidlines will help me, so thankyou again x

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  77. Rachael
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 18:48:54

    This was very helpful, thank you.

    Reply

  78. Lizzie
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 07:25:27

    I have just finished mine, and wanted to say a huge thank you again, I started to feel all the prep was long winded, but it really paid off at the end, the end result looks perfect! Thank you!!

    Reply

  79. Hannah
    Jun 12, 2010 @ 06:50:34

    Thanks for this – it's so useful and has given me clear instructions and pictures to help me! I'm having a baby in October and want to decorate the room with bunting, so I'm going to get the material (hopefully) today! Thank you – the bells are a great idea too! Hannah xx

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  80. Lizzie
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 21:31:01

    This is a fantastic tutorial, really clear, I am half way through mine, but can't wait to see the end result. Thank you so much for the clear instructions and pictures!

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  81. Karen
    Jun 05, 2010 @ 02:54:33

    Thank you for this tutorial. I have some outdoor fabric that I would like to turn into a bunting and this was very helpful!

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  82. Summer
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 19:32:47

    This is a wonderful tutorial! I want to make bunting for a baby shower I'm hosting. I'm using sheets from the baby's nursery bedding set as one of the fabrics. Thanks for an awesome “how to”!

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  83. Allyson
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 00:35:42

    Thanks for the tute! Bunting rocks!

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  84. Allyson
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 17:35:42

    Thanks for the tute! Bunting rocks!

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  85. theresa
    Apr 04, 2010 @ 06:31:38

    I made these for my son's nursery, SO easy, thankyou so much![IMG]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/tfal/twon.jpg[/IMG]

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  86. Debora
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 21:54:56

    Thank you so much for these instructions. I had no idea how to make one but now just finished one using your fantastic instructions.
    Hugs
    D
    http://treasurehuntergirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/

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  87. RosyS
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 06:40:14

    Thank you so much for this excellent tutorial. With your help I spent a happy afternoon last summer with a friend making about 12 metres of bunting to decorate my wedding venue. Everybody thought it looked fab and another friend has asked to borrow it for her wedding. I wouldn't have had a clue with our your tutorial! Thanks.

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  88. Axil
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:59:22

    Great Tutorial, better than any that I found on youtube. Thanks

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  89. Joyce
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 19:35:15

    What a great tutorial, thanks so much! I am up to cutting stage on mine now :)

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  90. Catherine
    Jan 10, 2010 @ 13:10:40

    Wow! Fantastic… just what I was looking for. Your tutorial is really clear and easy to follow! Thank you. I'm going to try to make some bunting on my new sewing machine – using it for the very first time – I'll let you know how I get on.

    : ) x

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  91. Hazel
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 07:14:59

    Thank you for bunting instructions. In bed with the flu at the moment but as soon as I am able I am going to make my baby granddaughter some for her room. Many thanks Hazel

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  92. nicolarotchell
    Dec 09, 2009 @ 11:41:38

    thanks that was really interesting and I shall definitely be trying some of these. I was going to try to make some 'CHRISTMAS' bunting but will probably start with 'JOY' !!
    LOL
    Nicola
    p.s is this an American website? I'm from UK.

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  93. Terri Eagan
    Dec 08, 2009 @ 19:32:31

    I would love to see your other buntings. I've been considering making these for parties…

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  94. Sarah
    Dec 08, 2009 @ 02:00:30

    Fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much for posting it. I have fabric (and yes, it is oh so pretty!) and am ready to make bunting.

    (I hope the third part of your needle isn't still in your neck!)

    Thanks again
    Sarah

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  95. Nic
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 02:22:04

    Thank you! I love this bunting :) I've now made two sets – one for DS and one for my unborn bub. A great tutorial.

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  96. Amanda
    Nov 19, 2009 @ 10:48:24

    Thank you for taking the time to do this post. I'm planning on making this to hang in the garden to celebrate my family coming to stay from England!

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  97. Lori Waugh
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 19:05:44

    I really don't like to sew at all, BUT I want to make a bunting and you made it sound like soooooo much fun (and it's so pretty too.) Everything sounds great, except the needle in the neck part :). I surely hope it's not!
    Thanks for the great instructions!!

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  98. JoyfulAbode
    Sep 29, 2009 @ 07:12:22

    You're so welcome! And that sounds like an excellent idea!

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  99. Jan Quigley
    Sep 29, 2009 @ 00:12:14

    Thank you for your wonderful instructions. I'm planning on making bunting for the garden for my son & his friends to have a party picnic day these school holidays. Jan in Oz.

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  100. JoyfulAbode
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 10:46:59

    A barn wedding sounds so unique!!! I hope your son and his new bride love the decorations.

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  101. margaretbf
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 09:02:03

    Great tutorial. I'm going to make bunting for my son's barn wedding and wondered about the tape. Thanks

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  102. JoyfulAbode
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 05:08:01

    You are certainly welcome! Good luck, and congratulations to your sister! :) The bunting will be a perfect nursery decoration.

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  103. PoppingCandy
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 01:06:01

    Wow…thank you! I am new to 'sewing', and have just bought myself a sewing machine…I have managed to make cushion covers, and I think I'm just about ready to make bunting! This will help me immensely, and hopefully my sisters new baby girl (due 31st December!) will enjoy it in her nursery! Thank you again. P.S. your pictures are beautiful!

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  104. Justine
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 21:02:12

    Hi, thanks so much for this awesome tutorial. I was half-way thru making some bunting but unsure how to put it on the ribbon. now I know. yippee. and I loved your awesome photos. Thank you!! Plus I loved your analogy about the ironing. Making me feel good that the iron’s heating up right now. I’ve made bunting for my dd’s parties and things, but feeling inspired to make a xmas one too! :)

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    Aug 06, 2009 @ 00:54:48

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  106. Angie
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 12:10:00

    Beautiful! I’m planning ahead for my daughter’s birthday (not till August). Thank you so much for the tutorial.

    By the way, I looooove your aprons on a clothes line. Nice way to display those beautiful vintage aprons.

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    Feb 05, 2009 @ 08:32:22

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  108. Louise
    Jan 23, 2009 @ 04:43:49

    Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial. I have been hunting bunting tutorials & I am going to try yours for sure! I love the finish and all the ironing – and yes I agree with the analogy – not that I have ever put it quite that way :))
    best wishes
    Louise

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    Dec 07, 2008 @ 19:22:31

    [...] The kid aprons got a lot of attention, but no bites (although one lady said she might email me to get together to buy some later). I displayed my stationery and recipe cards a little differently than usual, which was nice, and the buntings were too cute. [...]

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  110. Lori Ann
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 22:32:02

    Hi! This craft tutorial was featured on today’s Simple Makes article, “Best Advent Links: Preparing for Christmas.” See it at http://www.simplemakes.com/2008/12/best-advent-links-preparing-for.html. Thanks for the great post!

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  111. krystyna81
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 11:15:40

    what a great tutorial! I always end up with pieces of material that are too small to do anything, but I hate throwing them out – this is a wonderful idea.

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  112. Edie
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 08:31:23

    Maybe I’m just in a giggly mood this morning, but your needle injury and makeup is to ironing commentary had me chuckling! I would love to make one of these, but it will probably just be added onto my long list of eventualies. I have a dilemma – I only have a chance to be crafty when the baby is napping, but the sewing machine wakes him up even though it’s two rooms away from his!

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  113. Joyful Abode
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 06:33:30

    Emailed you, Lori Ann. :) Thanks for the sweet comment, too!

    Thanks so much, Kim! I love those fabrics too! I’m really sorry your sewing machine is hatin’ on ya. haha. If you have pinking shears you can do a version without any sewing (just use the shears to cut out the triangles, and they won’t unravel… then you could use that stitch wichery stuff to iron together the twill tape around the tops of the triangles.
    I can’t wait to see what you come up with though! Everything you do ends up so sweet and perfect (well, okay… maybe not the believe banner, but that was a beta run, right?)

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  114. Kim Rakes
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 06:26:58

    How incredibly sweet and once again you make everything look so easy! I love the reproduction fabrics, they’re so timeless and that you did a bunting in holiday spirit and didn’t confine yourself to reds and greens. It’s perfect! We’re constructing a bunting of sorts tonight (a clothes line, haha) to replace the tacky looking “believe” on the mantle right now. I`d love to do this, but my machine has been hatin’ on me hard lately! :(

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  115. Lori Ann
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 21:35:12

    Thanks for sending this to me via delicious! I’m working on a “holiday craft” post right now and this will be at the top of the list. Love the fabrics & the durability of these decorations!!

    Lori Ann

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