Saturday, 23 April 2016

Festival Bunting

Hello........ Sorry I've not been around I've been struggling with my health and trying to rest up for, then recover from a appointment I had on Wednesday.

So onto the bunting, at the beginning of April a musician friend of mine had a birthday, so I decided to make some festival bunting as gift, so they can decorate there massive bell tent when they go to festivals. The idea for this came when I spotted this musical fabric when I went for my Sewing machine lesson back in February.

So I cut out some bunting pennants using pinking shears

and used Bondaweb to fuses two pieces together to make my flags, as well as the musical fabric I also added some orange 

and golden gingham to the mix to help balance up the colours.

Now you see I'm a bit rubbish at maths but knew I needed quite a lot of bunting, so in the end I just used all that was left on this reel bias binding, I previously used this binding to make some seaside bunting .here

Cutting the binding into two equal strips I ended up with about a nine metres length for my bunting.

9 metres!!! 

now that's a lot of pinning and sewing, I pinned the pennants in place under the binding in groups of about six before

getting busy with the sewing machine, then pinning the next lot and so on......

It took a while (we're talking days, with my limited crafting time) to sew it all together, after the flags were all stitched to the bias binding I then put another piece over the top and stitched back along lenght until....


I had bunting that looked like this.

The next problem was how take you photograph of bunting that is this long, well in the end  'P' kindly hung it in the tree for a bit of a photo shoot.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. That is such a thoughtful gift Clare, I love it! It will brighten your friend day.
    Hugs and feel better,

  2. Such a great gift, especial the musical link. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  3. Wow! What an amazing gift.I am sure it will be appreciated in bucket loads.Well done you.

  4. Thanks for sharing the how to of your project, Clare. I have never made cloth bunting before, nor crocheted bunting either, come to think of it. Your friend will surely appreciate your festive gift and the love that powered you through to get it made! xx

  5. Ooh, gorgeous! I'd love some of that hanging on my tent when I go to our folk festival in August! You have made a very special gift, Clare. x

  6. Beautiful!!! I am sure that your friend will love it and will treasure it even more knowing how much work it took to produce! A really kind gift. xx

  7. Beautiful, so cheerful and colourful. xx

  8. That was a very thoughtful gift and it looks like it would have been lots of fun to make. I'm sure that your friend will love and appreciate the time and effort you put into making it for them. I hope you're feeling better.

  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've been wanting to make bunting for my classroom. This would be a nice spring decoration to get us through the last six weeks.