Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flag Bunting



Flag bunting adds an air of carnival to any celebration. Keep it simple for birthday celebrations, or dress it up with ornaments and baubles for relating to the theme of the occasion.   

What you will need
Ornaments
Sewing machine
Thread
Iron
Four 1m pieces of fabric
Pins
Thread
Tailor’s chalk
5cm wide soft cotton tape
Ruler
Scissors
Iron-on hemming tape  

Hints and Tips 
For a quicker version, use pinking shears to cut the flags and skip the sewing stage.  

How To
1. Cut the fabric into 50cm strips, fold in half again, right side in, and press.
2. Use the ruler and chalk to make a mark at 20cm intervals along the top. On the bottom edge, make your first mark 10cm in and then one every 20cm.
3. Draw lines between the upper and lower marks to make a zig-zag pattern that runs the length of the strip.
4. Cut along each line and then along the fold where each piece is joined.
5. Match triangles up in pairs and pin together, right side in. Using the sewing machine, stitch along two sides - turn right side out, tuck the unclosed edges inside the flag and press.
6. Cut the cotton tape into 5m lengths. Starting 25cm in, place the unclosed side of a flag, with hemming tape above and below, on the cotton tape. Fold the tape over and press to fuse. Leave 2cm between each flag and 25cm at the end.
7. Hang the finished bunting then tie ornaments and baubles at intervals. Choose light decorations that won’t interfere with the ‘hang’ of the bunting.

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