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Online tutorials: How to make bunting


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Last week, I wrote a post about the variety of online tutorials available on how to make bunting, but for some reason it wouldn’t upload and then it deleted itself! So now I’m going to try to recreate it…I really want to have a go at making some bunting for our garden at some point this year. Hopefully, we’ll actually be able to use our garden this year – last year it rained most of the time!

The first tutorial I found is from Glorious Treats and is an online tutorial for ‘double-sided’ bunting. The instructions are really clear and the step-by-step photos are also really helpful. Another tutorial for a similar style bunting can be found at the Making Spot although this link does take you to a limited view – you have to buy the rest of the tutorial. But I did find this one at Send A Cow which includes a template – looks like it would be fairly easy to follow!


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A slightly simpler tutorial can be found at House to Home – this version is ‘single-sided’ bunting, so there isn’t quite as much sewing! But I don’t think that this alters the effect and it looks just as beautiful.

And if you don’t want to do any sewing, you could always try this tutorial from Doing It In Style – a great idea!

I’m still collecting bits of material to use for my bunting but I think I’ll go with the ‘single-sided’ version. Can’t wait to get started!

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  1. Fifty Two Create on March 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I keep meaning to make some bunting-must get around to it, thanks for the helpful nudge.

    • Clare on March 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      No problem! Would love to see some photos when you’ve made some 🙂

  2. Fifty Two Create on March 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    p.s you have good blogging template taste 😉

    • Clare on March 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Haha! Why, thank you! 😉

  3. Be Well And Happy on April 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Clare, I have to make a vast amount of bunting for my daughter’s wedding in September. It is to decorate a large village hall and to run along the beams. Any tips on material? Colours are pastel and I don’t want to hem each triangle if at all possible :-0 …. Thanks!

    • Clare on April 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Hello Mary! That sounds so exciting – I’m sure you’ll do a brilliant job! I think I would stick to cottons/cotton duck, or basically anything that doesn’t fray when you cut out the pattern (it would be worth investing in a really good pair of pinking shears). We do have some family bunting which everyone contributed some material to – I gave an old pair of cotton pyjama bottoms and they look great! I’ve asked Tom’s Mum whether she can remember which other fabrics were used, so I’ll let you know. Hope that’s ok! And good luck – would love to see some photos of your progress!

      Clare 🙂

      • Be Well And Happy on April 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        would you recommend any particular make of pinking shears?

        • Clare on April 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

          Yes, I’ve got these ones which are made by Fiskars: They are quite pricy but worth every penny – super sharp and accurate, which is what you need! I’ve just heard back from Helen and she says that you can use any fabric as long as they’re the same weight so they hang well and hang the same. You can sew the triangles onto bias binding which is quick to do. The best way to make the template is on a sheet of A4 paper – find the middle point of one of the shortest sides and then draw up to the top corners. Hope all of this helps! 🙂

          • Be Well And Happy on April 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

            Thanks so much Clare, really appreciate your help. Will send photos! 😉

          • Clare on April 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

            It’s a pleasure – good luck! 🙂

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