What you will need:
0.6 m of 3 co-ordinating fabrics
A4 sheet of paper
Scissors or rotary cutter
Take an A4 sheet of paper and fold in half
Use a ruler to draw a line from top corners to centre of bottom of page
Cut out your triangle template and trim the top so it measures ten inches
If your hubby is around ignore all 10 inch references by him.
Take one piece of your fabric and fold it half.
Place your triangle template on top and use a rotary cutter
and ruler to cut out your triangles.
Just keep turning the template over to cut the next triangle
and there is very little fabric wastage.
You will have about 20 triangles or 10 flags in each colour
Place two triangles right sides together and sew a 1cm straight seam
on each side.
Do not sew the top of the flag.
Trim this tip off and it makes the next step so much easier.
Turn flags inside out so the right side is now facing outwards.
I used a wooden kitchen skewer to poke the tips out.
Don't push too hard!
Iron all those beautiful flags.
I hate ironing too but unfortunately you can't skip this step!
Trust me they will look fabulous
If you didn't buy the pre folded bias you will need to iron it all in half.
Tip: next time I would pay the extra and buy it.
10 metres of painstakingly ironed pretty pink bias
Pin your flags in between the middle of the bias binding and sew a straight seam over the top
Up to you how you pin them!
I like my flags just touching but you can have them more separate or overlapping.
Variation: If you want your flags larger than 10 inches (just to make hubby squirm) then just buy a wider length of fabric (0.7 or 0.8m). Personally I thought 10 inches was a good fit.
I had enough flags to make 3 lengths of Bunting:
- 1 metre length with 6 flags to hang underneath her bookshelf
- 2 metre length that hangs under Maggie's curtain rod
- 3 metre length for the party table.
You can use the scraps to get creative and make some mini bunting :)
Bunting is also one of those things I swore I would never make or buy, ever. When I was pregnant with Maggie I kept seeing it featured in nurseries and always thought ...
'Why would you want to stick stupid fabric flags everywhere?'.
But I have fallen madly in love with The Bunting now and it's just so easy to make yourself.
Happy sewing :)