You will need:
- Various scraps of fabric
- A length of 1 inch binding
- Some cardboard
- A sewing machine
- An iron and ironing board
1. Take the piece of cardboard and draw a triangle using the ruler and marker pen. Cut it out as accurately as you can.
3. Take two triangles and place them back-to-back with the patterned sides touching. Pin a 0.5cm seam along each side.
4. Sew along the two long sides of the triangle, leaving the top seam unsewn.
5. Turn each of the triangles inside out, and press with a hot iron so the triangles are flat.
6. Fold the binding in half and press with an iron along the entire length. Leave around 30cm of the binding as a tail for tying up the bunting. Tuck the unsewn edge of one of the triangles inside the binding and sew across the top as shown.
7. Keep sewing along the length of the binding, leaving a gap in between each triangle. It's completely up to you how close together you want them to be, but it's important to make sure you're consistent. I left a 10cm gap between each triangle.
8. Once completed, string up your bunting as you see fit! I used mine to decorate my favourite space in my entire flat: my bed.
Now I've got the crafting bug again I'm looking forward to expanding my sewing abilities. And sure enough, after a dreary, cold Monday at work, I came home to find the latest edition of Mollie Makes on my doorstep, which I've been eagerly leafing through in search of new challenges.
In the meantime, I'm keen to make sure my hands don't get idle. Tonight I plan to whip up a batch of pancakes in honour of shrove Tuesday, and will hopefully start quilting a new cushion cover later this week. There's nothing quite like the warm glow of knowing you beavered away to make something from scratch!
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