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By Wunderlabel on 05/16/2022

How to Make Bunting

How to Sew Bunting

Gorgeous bunting is popping up all over social media these days! Sew bunting like a pro - this easy tutorial will show you how to make bunting with ease. Use classic fabrics and string it up for an elegant classic look or use mis-matched fabric to give off a boho vibe. This DIY bunting banner can be used for parties, weddings, home decor, nurseries or even to spruce up a craft fair booth.  

Materials you will need for DIY sew bunting banner:

- ½ yard of fabric of your choice
- 3 yards of bias tape in a coordinating color
- Thread in a coordinating color
- Cardboard or paper for making a template
- Custom logo label

Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to make sew bunting. Let’s get started!

Step 1

Make a template for the bunting out of cardboard or thick paper – ours is 8” high (20 cm) and 6” across (15 cm) the top.

How to make bunting

Step 2

Fold your fabric in half, selvage to selvage with the cut edges to the right and left (this makes cutting quicker!). If your fabric is still wider than your ruler, you can fold it again so that the center fold is on top of the selvage – make sure the fold is nice and straight.

How to make bunting

Step 3

Cut the folded fabric into 8” (20 cm) strips (or the height of your template) across the whole width of the fabric from selvage to selvage.

Bunting: Folding the fabric

Step 4

Using your template, mark triangles across the whole strip from the selvedge to the middle fold – no need to unfold it. Alternate triangles upside down and right way up to make the most of your fabric (unless it’s directional!). Cut the triangles out through both layers. A rotary cutter will make this job easier, but it’s not necessary!

Bunting: Tracing triangles

Step 5

Sew 2 triangles together with the right sides of the fabric touching.  When you get to the bottom pointed portion of the triangle, lift your presser foot and pivot the needle in your fabric, then sew up the other side.  Use a ¼” seam allowance and a back stitch at both top corners to secure the seam. You don’t need to sew the short top side together. Repeat until your triangles are all sewn together.

Bunting: Sewing triangles together

Step 6

Trim the seam allowance at the points to help make the corners sharp. Careful not to trim through your stitching!

Bunting: Trimming seam allowance

Step 7

Turn the triangles the right way out. It helps to use something pointy to poke the corners out, like a chopstick or an old pen. Press them for a crisp look.

Step 8

Unfold the bias tape and place it, right sides together, onto the back of your fabric triangle.  Sew along the first fold line of the bias tape.  Our bunting has 1″ (2.5 cm) between each triangle flag and we started attaching the flags 12″ (30.5 cm) from the end of the bias tape.  This leaves a length of tape to tie up the bunting. Finish 12″ (30.5 cm) from the opposite end. 17 triangles were used in total.

Bunting: sewing on bias tape

Step 9

Fold the bias tape around the top raw edge of the triangles to the front side. Sew along the length of the bias tape to finish the raw edge.

Bunting: Sewing on bias tape

All finished - you know how to make sew bunting!

Now it’s time to add a label. Labels are the perfect way to brand your handmade items. A folded woven logo label looks amazing. You can also save money with Split Labels. But a woven label with text & symbol would look great too!  We attached ours at the end next to the last triangle flag. Happy sewing!

Bunting: Logo label

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