How to make bunting

Turn scraps of fabric into a pretty decoration with our quick and easy craft idea for making bunting

How to make bunting

Learn how to make fabric bunting using our step-by-step bunting template guide to make your own design for your home.

Bunting is the perfect way to liven up your alfresco dining area or add the perfect accessory to add a fun touch to your child’s room.

Display bunting trailed around a wrought iron bed for some chic country style. Or pin bunting in front of a row of practical shelving in a home office for quirky style.

You will need:

* Fabric and thread

* 13mm-wide bais binding tape

* Pinking shears

Try John Lewis or Hobbycraft for your supplies.

Step 1: Draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a bunting template.

Step 2: Pin the template to your fabric and cut around it using pinking shears to avoid fraying. Repeat until you have enough flags for your desired bunting length.

Step 3: Evenly space the flags along the bias binding tape, folding the shortest edge over, and pin in place securely ready to sew in place.

Step 4: Sew on the flags with a straight stitch, leaving at least 40cm of tape free from flags at each end for hanging your bunting proudly on display.

For more decorating inspiration, craft ideas and cleaning hacks don’t miss our dedicated DIY guide.


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