Easy Stripey Bunting

The Easy Stripey Bunting is like it says, really simple to make and really effective. It looks great in loads of different themes and colours and doesn't have to be quite so vibrant if you are a it more subtle.  

Materials Needed - This is for the size I made but you can make them bigger or smaller as you wish. 

  •  5 1/2" Equilateral Triangles (x 12) - (approx 30cm of the full width of fabric)
  • 8 1/2" Backing Triangles (x12) - (approx 1/2m fabric)
  • 11" x 1 1/2" strips of colour 1 (x12) - (approx 1/2 Fat Quarter)
  • 11" x 1 1/2" strips of colour 2 (x12) - (approx 1/2 Fat Quarter)
  • 11" x 1 1/2" strips of colour 3 x(12) - (approx 1/2 fat Quarter)
  • 2 1/2" Binding (approx 4m) (x1) (approx 30cm of the full width of fabric)

STEP 1 - Cut out your 5 1/2" triangles, I used my Super Sidekick ruler but you don't need one. Just cut a 5 1/2" strip of fabric and then use the 60 degree angle line on your ruler to cut out the triangles.

STEP 2 - Cut out the 1 1/2" colour strips, the longest one at the top needs to be 11" to be long enough when you trim down.

STEP 3 - Sew together the 3 strips of fabric using a 1/4" seam. Sew the stripes to the top of the triangle, make sure you line them up by the centre. I fold both pieces and finger press so I have a little fold line to match. Clip or pin in place and then sew together with a 1/4" seam.

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STEP 4 - Iron open the seams to get ready for trimming. To trim line up your ruler with the outer edge of the triangle and then cut off the extra striped fabric from each side. 

STEP 5 - Cut a piece of backing fabric the same side as your bunting triangle and then place them right sides together and sew around the sides (not the top). 

STEP 6 - Turn the Bunting triangle the right way out and give it a really good iron. 

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STEP 7 - Topstitch approx 1/4" from the outside edges to finish off your bunting flag. Go nice and slowly at the bottom point.

STEP 8 - Prepare the binding by sewing together enough 2 1/2" strips to make approx 4 1/4 yards (4 metres). Fold the bunting in half length ways and iron. Then fold the outside edges in to the middle and iron again. Finally give the binding a really good iron.

STEP 9 - Place each bunting flag inside the open edge of the binding and clip or pin in place. You can prepare all 12 flags together or I find it easier to add them on my sewing machine as I am sewing the bunting

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STEP 10 - From the start of the binding to the end, topstitch the binding closed. I sew about 1/8" from the edge. Just go slowly and take your time.