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Christmas Bunting

Date Posted:17 November 2021 

Bunting is a great year-round decoration that can be made with any fabric you like. Be it Halloween, Easter, Christmas or even to decorate a baby nursery.

In this tutorial, we are making Christmas bunting using printed Christmas cotton fabric. You can use velvet, satin or mink if you wish, but we recommend using a stiffer fabric like a cotton duck. You can also make the bunting longer or shorter to suit your desired length.

Machines Used

  • Brother NV50S Sewing Machine

What you'll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Rasant thread (to match your fabric)
  • Sewing scissors
  • Ruler/measuring tape
  • 4 x different fabrics - 0.8m of each
  • 0.5m of fabric for binding
  • Pins or small clips
  • Iron & Ironing Board/Wool Pressing Mat
  • Overlocker (optional)
  • Pattern

Don't have an overlocker? Use a built-in zig zag stitch on your machine to finish off the edges to stop the fabric from fraying.

Step Overview

The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.

  1. Download the pattern here. Cut out the triangle.
  2. Using the pattern, cut 6 x triangles from each fabric.
  3. Take the binding fabric and cut 3 x strips 3” x width of the fabric.
  4. Follow the steps in the video to create the binding.
  5. Place two triangles right sides together and pin in place.
  6. Using a ½” seam allowance, stitch down each side of the triangle leaving the top edge open.
  7. Repeat to create the remaining 11 bunting triangles.
  8. Overlock the edges of each triangle.
  9. Snip tip of each triangle off.
  10. Turn triangles right sides out.
  11. Iron each triangle flat.
  12. Measure and sew 8” from one end of the binding.
  13. Insert the first triangle into the binding.
  14. Pin in place and stitch.
  15. Measure 1” from the last triangle and mark fabric.
  16. Place the 2nd triangle into the binding, pin and stitch.
  17. Repeat for the remaining triangles.
  18. Measure and sew 8” from the other end of the binding.

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