Scalloped Bunting

Bunting is one of my favourite things and I have recently made a few more strand of it for gifts. This pair were made of nearly all white scraps with just the deep pinky red fine polka dots and cut into scallops. Hopefully they will adorn the kitchen or some light filled window in the homes where they now live. Next time I might try a smaller circle and maybe put them closer together … the possibilities are endless!

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Beautiful ‘bunting’

So we may have made about 60 metres of it … I have some very patient friends and relations! I’d been cutting out pink and blue and white triangles for a few months and then sewing little flags for a few weeks but it really took a team effort to make these pretty strings of flags that adorned a party tent at my house a few weeks ago.

A chosen shape had seam allowance added, as many flags as were needed (lots in our case) were cut out (on the straight grain; the length of the flag went the same direction as the yarns in the fabric) and then sewn with right sides of the fabric (pretty side) facing inwards. The seams were trimmed, the corners were clipped for easy turning and reduction of bulk and (another couple of friends) folded and ironed the turned flags. Wide woven tape was folded over and sewn to hold the flags.

The whole process was fun but did take considerable time.

The end result was beautiful!

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