Stitch pretty fabric bunting

Afternoon tea is a truly lovely way to spend time with family and friends. A good cuppa is great for your health and even better (for our souls) when combined with a hefty piece of Victoria sponge or a fondant fancie  or two. We’ve got a delicious recipe for you to try; it really is a cinch. Our simple tea tray really sets the table off with its striking wallpaper, but you can choose any design to complement your décor. Why not make one that matches the bunting and napkins?

  • Stitch pretty fabric bunting
You’ll need
    • Cotton fabrics, three designs
    • Bias binding, spotty blue
    • Piece of cardboard
    • Scissors
    • Sewing machine, thread and pins
    1. First make a template for the bunting from cardboard – the measurement across the top is 14cm and the depth is 21cm. Use it to make the number of flags you want; two pieces of fabric is needed for each flag.

    2. Lay each pair with the right sides of the fabric facing and pin to secure. Next, with a 5mm seam allowance, stitch together along the two long edges, pivoting on the needle at the point of the triangle. Then work your way through the remaining pairs.

    3. Trim away the excess fabric from each of the points to remove bulk. Turn each triangle to the right side; carefully tease out the points and the seam lines, then press. A crafty tip to make the pressing process quicker is to trim away the 5cm seam allowance from the card template, then slide this inside each flag as you press them, this will help to push out the seams and the points.

    4. Press the bias binding in half lengthways, then place the top raw-edge of each fabric triangle inside the binding and pin to hold in place. Position the flags 2.5cm apart along the binding, then edgestitch along the edge of the binding sandwiching each flag inside as you work.