Okay, so there are like a million bunting tutorials online- BUT I do it different than most. I like my bunting to have some weight to it. I add some Wonder Under between the 2 layers of fabric and it just makes the bunting hang better- plus it's more durable and easier to sew and cut.
I'm not saying it's the best way... just best for me!
*A great fabric selection
*Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape (13 triangles per pack of bias tape)
So here are the directions- my way...
1- Choose an awesome selection of fabrics (I'm LOVING my St. Patty's selection). Now make a triangle pattern out of cardstock or do what I did and download this pattern from HERE.
2/3- Cut out as many triangles as needed. You will need 2 triangles for every one triangle you plan on hanging since they are double sided. (Just a note- 13 triangles fit on 1 length of bias tape. 1 length of bias tape is 3 yards. SO- plan accordingly!)
4- Cut down the original triangle pattern around all 3 sides by 1/8 of an inch- DON'T measure just guess- it's no biggie if it's not exact.
5- With the new smaller triangle, trace as many triangles as needed onto the paper side of Wonder Under. Iron the Wonder Under onto the wrong side of one of the fabric triangles. Peel off the paper and then iron another fabric triangle on top with the right side up. Now you basically have made a *fabric-Wonder Under- fabric* sandwich.
6- Trim around the outside of the triangle with pinking sheers on both long edges. Now sew down both long sides of the triangle. (Both these steps are made SO MUCH EASIER by using the Wonder Under- no pinning and cutting is a snap!)
7- Leaving about a foot of bias tape on each end of the bunting, open up the fold and insert the first triangle and sew in place. Leave about an inch of bias tape in between each triangle. Connect the different sections of bias tape together by just continuing the running stitch from one section to the other- I don't reinforce the raw edges of the tape- I'm lazy!
Okay, that's it.
Bunting by Gillian...