How to: create vintage bunting

How to: create vintage bunting

Bunting is fab, perfect for parties, garden parties and hen parties. Perfect for any party. I liked the idea of creating a vintage bunting look and you might of guessed that there would be some striped fabric. I also went looking for some daffodil fabric which had a vintage look about it and I managed to find this fabric from Zazzle and the other two were picked up cheaply, just a simple yellow colour with a simple stripe colour. This vintage bunting is great to use from spring to summer.

What you’ll need

  • 3 x 1/2 meter of fabric
  • 3 meter bunting tape
  • Pinking scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Paper

Step 1
Vintage Bunting step 1
I made a template from an A4 piece of paper, it measures 13cm across and 13cm down to form a simple triangle. Cut this out to form your template.

Step 2
Vintage bunting step 2
I used some pins to pin my template to the fabric and then cut this with the pinking scissors, which gives this its nice edge. Keep doing this until you’ve used all the fabric.

Step 3
Vintage bunting step 3
I then did this again with the other fabrics until they have all gone. This should make enough for a 3 metre bunting and 6 metre if you need a larger bunting for your party.

Step 4
Vintage bunting step 4
Take your bunting tape, take an end and some pins. I measured 45cm at the beginning of the bunting to let you hang up your bunting. I then fold this section in half and pin this all along. I take one of the triangles and put this inside the tape and fold the tape over, so it contains the triangle. Pin this too.

Keep doing this until you get to the end of the tape. I separated each triangle with 7cm gap which will help create the bunting look.

Step 5
Vintage bunting step 5
Take your bunting and run the tape with triangles through your sewing machine. Take the pins out as you go and once you’re finished, decide the next party to use your new vintage bunting.

Let me know what you think of the vintage bunting how to and if you would like to share your colourful ideas, use #eatsleepcolour

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