Here’s some instructions for making quick non sew bunting, longer lasting bunting, and union jack bunting. See the bottom for a printable triangle template.
This version is good for making a lot of bunting for an event or for leaving in the garden for a summer where it will get faded over time and will probably only last a season. The edges, if pinking sheared will hold ok but will fray slightly over time with the weather outside.
You’ll need a triangle template that is approx 25cm in length and 18cm in width at the widest part. See below for a printable triangle. Place your template on your fabric and cut around with pinking shears to prevent fraying, to make a flag. You can use a variety of fabrics and colours.
Longer lasting bunting
You’ll need a triangle template that is approx 25cm in length and 18cm in width at the widest part. Or use the printable triangle below. Place your template on your fabric and cut around, you’ll need two triangles per flag. You can use a variety of fabrics and colours. A version using old clothes or dresses with memories would be a lovely gift to a daughter. Sew two triangles together, right sides together, sew down the two sides to the point of the triangle and leave the top edges unsewn. Turn the flag right way out.
Union Jack bunting
Feeling patriotic? This version would work well for a boys bedroom.
You’ll need some ribbon for the union jack themed flags. Use a wider one for the cross shape and a thinner one for the diagonal crosses. Measure and cut your ribbon as per the diagram below. Cut a little longer so that the ends overlap the edge of the flag, then trim down when fixed in position.
Sew or glue the ribbon in position on the flags.
For all versions
Sew the flags to some tape or ribbon, leaving about 25cm each end for tying to hang the bunting. Leave approximately 5 or 6cm between flags on the tape. Sew using running stitch or use a sewing machine and use straight stitch. If you have the longer lasting version then you can sew the ribbon or tape folded over the top edges, you may need a wider tape or ribbon for this.
Hang your bunting on a garden fence, hedge or wall!
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