Monday, 27 May 2013

Bank holiday bunting!

I love bank holiday weekends!  There's something great about having that extra Monday off work - a bonus lie in, and a day to do whatever you want to do.  My folks came over from Northern Ireland, and we had a really lovely time.  Unfortunately today wasn't very sunny, but most importantly it didn't rain, so we had a lovely day in Cheddar with friends.

After we dropped them at the airport on this evening, I thought I would take the chance to try something new.  I love the whole bunting concept, and I think it's such a lovely way to brighten up the house and just add a little bit of something different.  So here is my step-by-step bank holiday bunting!

Step 1

Cut out the triangles to form your bunting.  I wanted five little flags on my bunting, so I cut out 10 triangles.

10 triangles for bunting flags

Step 2

Pin and sew the long edges, right sides together.

Step 3

Trim off the bottom point - too much bulk at the bottom of the flag and it won't have any point when you turn it back inside out.  Then turn the flag right side out.

Step 4

Attach the flags to the 'string'.  I used some spare bias binding, folded it in half, and then tucked the little flags into the fold.  Then I just sewed along the edge of the folded bias binding (with contrasting thread, as I didn't have any pink!) to attach them.

Step 5

Ta-dah!  All done.  Now just to find somewhere to put them!  A fun and quick project for my Monday evening :)

Finished bunting

1 comment:

  1. And now a picture is needed of it hanging up where you planned!