Sometimes unexpected problems give rise to wonderful solutions. That’s what happened with this bunting!
I was making bunting to go around the top of the Hoop Tent I contributed to One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine Issue 9 and because it had to co-ordinate with the rest of the magazine, I had a specific colour scheme in mind – mint and peach.
. . . I thought it would be pretty easy to find quilting cotton in those colours, but apparently not! I ended up giving up on the idea of making my bunting with quilting cotton and went with felt as I could get it in the right colour. As I was leaving the store I spotted some satin blanket binding that was just the perfect shade of peach.
Somehow not being able to source what I thought I needed ended up saving me time!
So here it is … How to make Lazy Girl Bunting!
Sheets of felt (I used 5 peach and 5 mint)
Satin blanket binding (I used 3m)
- Use the mixing bowl to mark the curve at the bottom of your flag. You could draw it with fabric pencil or make a paper template first, but I just ran around the edge of the bowl with my rotary cutter.
- Use your first flag as the template to cut out your other flags.
- Insert your felt flags in between the blanket binding and stitch the open edge shut. You could pin and measure but I just guesstimated!
- Fold in the ends of your blanket binding and topstitch shut. Or do what I did and just fraystop the ends!
- Hang and enjoy!