How to make bunting See more from Simply Sewing magazine Add a touch of vintage charm to a wedding, party or room with our beginner-friendly guide to how to make fabric bunting. Blooming lovely! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Whatsapp Share on Tumblr Email to a friend This competition is now closed By Zoe Williams January 23, 2020 at 8:40 pm You will need Cotton fabric: 25x40cm (10x16in) for each flag 2.5cm (1in) wide cotton tape Basic sewing kit Fabric used Liberty Thorpe W Tana Lawn from www.liberty.co.uk Notes Use a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance. Download our fabric bunting template to make your bunting. Advertisement Calculating the fabric Step 1 The finished flags are 15cm (6in) wide with a gap of 10cm (4in) between them. So, divide the length you want your finished bunting to be by 25cm (10in) to work out how many flags you need to make. Step 2 Buy cotton tape to the length of your finished bunting plus about 30cm (12in) extra at either end for hanging it up. Cutting out Step 3 Cut around the bunting flag template. Step 4 Cut the fabric in half then place the two pieces right sides (RS) together with the template pinned centrally on top. Step 5 Cut around the template then pin the two triangles of fabric together. Stitching the flags Step 6 Stitch the two triangles together, but leave the top straight edge open. Step 7 Trim the seams at the lower edge and bottom point to help the flag lay flat. Step 8 Turn the triangles RS out and press flat. Repeat this process to make the other flags. Assembling the bunting Step 9 Fold and press the cotton tape in half lengthways with wrong sides (WS) together. Step 10 Pin one flag inside the tape up to the fold, leaving some tape at the end for hanging. Step 11 Pin the rest of the flags inside the tape, positioning them 10cm (4in) apart. Step 12 Topstitch along the the tape to keep it folded and hold the flags securely in place. Advertisement Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Whatsapp Share on Tumblr Email to a friend Authors Zoe Williams Social networks Sewing and Quilting Editor Zoe Williams Tags Party Summer Wedding Home You might also like Sewing DIY fabric pom poms tutorial Sewing How to make coasters Sewing How to turn denim scraps into bunting Sewing How to make a mobile: kites tutorial Try one of our best-selling craft magazines - get the next 3 issues delivered to your home! Subscribe Today Latest posts Cardmaking and Papercraft Competitions Win a divine collection of dies, stencils and papers from Angela Poole Cardmaking and Papercraft Competitions Win a fantastic bundle of alphabet dies from Crafter’s Companion! Cardmaking and Papercraft Competitions Win a gorgeous Secrets of the Forest paper bundle from The Paper Tree Cardmaking and Papercraft Competitions Win a bundle of swan stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn!