Who doesn’t love bunting? That’s what we’d like to know. It’s the perfect interior quick fix for any occasion. A simple decoration idea, even the most inexperienced of crafters can give it a go. And, whether it’s papercrafting or stitch projects you prefer, a glorious banner can be created from either fabric or paper, then decorated to taste.
- Embroidered tablecloths
- Plain cotton fabrics: mint green, lemon, pale pink
- Ric-rac trim: pale pink, 2.5m
- Bias-binding, pale pink, 2m
- Assorted threads
- Light-weight iron-on interfacing
Download the pennant template by clicking here, then cut seven of the large triangles: two in pale pink, two in lemon and three in mint green. Using the smaller template, cut seven triangles from your chosen tablecloths and back them with iron-on interfacing. Pin them onto the larger pastel triangles so that the tops are level with each other. Stitch them down and iron on the reverse.
Cut a further two pink and two lemon large triangles for the back of the bunting flags and pin them to the fronts, right-sides together. Leaving the tops unstitched, sew down the two sides to the point, trim any excess fabric away across the point, turn right-side out, iron flat, then stitch ric-rac trim as shown, and set aside.
Trim out a further three large triangles from green fabric and make up the flags as before, except this time as you stitch the triangles together, trap jumbo pink ric-rac between the seams. Finish as before. Mark the middle of a 2m length of pink bias-binding tape with a pin then, trapping your middle flag in the binding, stitch it together. Leave a 3cm gap between each one and finish the raw ends with a small hem.
Tip: For a more vintage feel, add old buttons to the flags