Today, boys and girls, we have a little lesson about bunting. Or bannering, or flappering, or whatever you want to call these things. It's so simple you could probably figure it out, but a little prodding goes a long way toward actual production. In fact, I think those words have similar etymology. Anyway.
1> Cut yourself a cardboard template. I used a 45 degree angle on my ruler, but you could use a rectangle, star, scallop or just any old shape.
2> Assemble lots of lovely fabrics from your shameful but glorious stash of lovely fabrics. It might work well to use a charm pack precut here.
3> Use a rotary cutter (I love the blades with specialty edges) and cut out, oh, I don't know, hundreds of triangles, or hearts or whatever you're flapperizing.
4> Out of a coordinating fabric, make yourself yards upon yards of bias tape. Don't know how? It's so simple:
**side note: you can buy a little tool to help you make bias tape, but I think it’s faster with the basic manual folding.
5> Take your shapes out and tuck the top edge into the fold of the bias tape you just made.
6> Sew endless zig-zag or other decorative stitches down the length of the bias, tucking in your shapies as you go along. No pinning or basting or other non-sense. And since you're leaving the edges raw, it doesn't have to be perfect. It will do just fine when hanging from your picnic table or over the birthday cake, or wherever you choose to festivigate.
By the way, if you're curious about the fabric I used, check out our new collection called Tucker Prairie!
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