Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project #39 - Miniature Bunting Flags for Window (Finished)

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago I made a set of bunting flags to hang along the chocolate brown wall in the nursery. I had so much fun doing them that I decided to make a miniature set to spruce up our incredibly boring window.

These were made in the same way as the other bunting flags, with two layers of fabric sewn together, turned in the right way and then sewn along the outer edge before being wedged in between a folded over piece of bias binding and sewn in place.

The best thing about bunting flags is that you think they are going to look terrible when you are pinning them together, but somehow sewing them together makes all the world of difference!

If you are going to attempt making bunting flags yourself, I strongly recommend you make a template out of a piece of cardboard so that the flags are as uniform as they can be. Don't forget to leave a piece of bias binding (around 25 centimetres long) at each end so that you can tie it into a bow and fix the flags to whatever object you need to.

The flags in the picture above are actually three separate strands, so that they can be used elsewhere if need be.

So simple, yet effective. If only one could make their first million through the sales of bunting flags - I would be up for that!

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