I have put together a fun tutorial, just in time for Christmas crafting. Buntings are a great way to add some color to a room, and you can give them as a gift. Color-coordinate according to the holiday, or the room where it will hang.
The finished product is approximately 9 feet long and it has 14 scallops.
Here it is laid out:
To make your bunting, gather the following supplies: 7 different print fabrics cut 5" X 42" (WOF), one package extra-wide double-fold bias tape--1/2 ", matching thread, basic sewing supplies, and a sewing machine.
You will also need to print out the Download ScallopTemplate.
I have fabric kits available in my shop!
First up you will need to cut out your template piece using paper-scissors. Pin the template to the fabric, which is laid right sides together:
Cut 14 scallops sets total from 7 fabrics.
Pin one scallop set together, right sides together as shown:
Sew along the curved edge of the scallop, with your presser foot lining up with the edge of the fabric.
You will only need to sew along the curve. Leave the straight, top part open.
Before turning the scallops right-side out, you will need to clip the curve as shown. Be sure not to clip through your seam!
Open you package of bias tape and lay it out on a table or floor. You can lay out your scallops along the edge to position them the way you like them. I like to leave about 12 inches of bias tape at each end.
Pin your scallops inside the opened bias tape as shown, being sure to push the open edge of your scallop to the top of the bias tape fold:
Now fold over and iron a 1/4" piece in at each end of your bias tape.
Fold it back into place and pin it.
Pin all along the edge of your bias tape, securing all of the scallops with 3 pins each.
This is what you will end up with:
.Sew a seam along your bias tape from end to end, as shown:
And you are done!
Your bunting is ready for hanging or gift-giving!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. And please let me know if you have any questions!
***You can download the Download ScallopTemplate.