All you need is a few scraps of patterned fabric and your humble sewing machine to make party bunting - try it today with our free tutorial!
First make the triangles
1. Before you begin, create a triangular template and use this to cut out a series of triangles from patterned fabric. We've attached a free bunting shape template to this page - scroll down to download it for free.
2. Use the template to cut out a series of triangles from patterned cotton fabric.
3. To make each indvidual triangle, take two fabric triangles and pin them together (with their right sides facing inwards towards each other). Stitch down the two sides of the triangle using a 0.5in (1.5cm) seam allowance. Leave the top open.
4. Trim the seam at the lower edge of the triangle point then turn right sides out and press with an iron. Repeat this until you have 10-20 triangles.
Now assemble the bunting
5. Place your triangles in order on a flat surface. We've left a 3 in (8cm gap) between our triangles but you can adjust this to suit. Bigger spaces will give you longer bunting but don't make them too big or your bunting will feel sparse.
6. Now cut a length of cotton fabric to use as your binding - to hold all the triangles together along the top. This should be 2in (5cm) high and be the same length as the triangles, including gaps - and leave a 10in (25cm) length on either end for hanging.
7. To make your binding, fold this strip in half lengthways with wrong sides together and press. Open out the strip and fold the top and bottom raw edges into the fold at the centre and press.
8. Place the top edge of each triangle inside the folded binding, making sure that your gaps between them are even and then pin into place.
9. Now sew through the binding and triangles, close to the edge of the binding continuing to stitch along the gaps as well.
10. Using two strands of dark pink stranded cotton, work a running stitch down both sides of the triangle, close to the edge for a neater and more decorative finish.
This tutorial is a taster from our Party Time Bunting project - which also includes cross stitch alphabet patterns if you fancy stitching some lettering on to your bunting!