More Bunting!!! An alternative option (Sew/No Sew)

Here’s the quick instructions for our original bunting option, CMYfabriK Box – No Sew Bunting this is the one that we are making in our video.

Click to download the Bunting-Template

NO SEW VERSION

Items needed:

1/4 yard of patterned fabric

1/4 yard of solid fabric

Baker’s Twine

Hot glue gun

Scissors

Iron (optional)


1. Iron the fabric to get rid of any little wrinkles. With the fabric folded inside the box, it can get a little bit of a line situation going on.

Most subscribers get their boxes within 2 days so the folded lines shouldn’t be too bad.

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2. Using the template, trace & cut out 8 pieces. You will also need to cut out a piece of

fabric measuring 15″ x 1.5″, this will be used for the trim.

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3. Grab your border piece and iron over a small lip about 1/4″ or so to

create a finished edge that won’t fray.

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4. Lay the border with the lip facing upwards & hot glue to the backside of your bunting fabric.

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5. Then hot glue the lip to the front of your bunting fabric.

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6. Fold over your border fabric at an angle to follow along the edge of your

bunting fabric & glue to the top of your bunting fabric.

(Its kind of like folding the corners of a present)

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7. Flip everything over & glue the border along the backside of your bunting fabric.

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8. Now that your lil’ guy is all glued up, grab your baker’s twine & get ready to string them up!

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9. We cut our baker’s twine to be 8′ long. If you’d like to space our your little flags more than

we did you may want to cut yours to be a bit longer.

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10. Place your baker’s twine near the point of your flag  and put a thin layer of glue  on top of the twine & fold

over the flap to secure in place.

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11. Voilà! Continue the rest of your flags the same way spacing them out

about 1.5″ along the baker’s twine & your all done!

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SEWING VERSION

Items needed:

1/4 yard of patterned fabric

1/4 yard of solid fabric

Baker’s Twine

Sewing Machine

Thread

Pins

Scissors

Iron (optional)

Here’s the quick sewing instructions for our original bunting option, CMYfabriK-Box-Sew-Bunting this is the one that we are making in our video.


1. Iron the fabric to get rid of any little wrinkles. With the fabric folded inside the box, it can get a little bit of a line situation going on.

Most subscribers get their boxes within 2 days so the folded lines shouldn’t be too bad.

iron-fabric


2. Using the template, trace & cut out 8 pieces. You will also need to cut out a piece of

fabric measuring 15″ x 1.5″, this will be used for the trim.

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3. Grab your border piece & align it to the edge of your bunting fabric. Begin sewing from the top with a

1/4 seam allowance down to the point.

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4. With your needle still in the down position, pick up your foot and rotate your fabric so that you

can go back up the other side.

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5. Now you’ll have something that looks like this.

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6. Fold over your border fabric & iron the seam so that it will hold the crease while sewing.

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7. Flip everything over & pin the border along the backside of your bunting fabric. Make sure you allow a little slack so

that you will have about a 1/4″ border when looking at it from the front.

(I accidently pinned on the backside, it would be easier to pin along the front so that while sewing you can easily remove them.)

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8. Begin sewing along the border starting at the top. We chose a contrasting purple color thread so the stitch is very visible,

try to go slow and steady if you’re doing the same. If you go to fast it may get all caddywhompus.

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9. Just like before, once you get to the point keep your needle down and rotate your bunting fabric

& keep sewing back up the other side.

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10. Once you’re done you will have something that looks like this!

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11. Trim your edges back down in the shape of your template.

Now that your flag is all stitched up, grab your baker’s twine, we cut ours to be 8′ long.

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12. Fold over your top edge & pin into place.

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13. Start sewing one line going across the top. I chose to start where my edge seam was,

instead of at the very edge of my fabric. That way my stitches create a perfect triangle going all the way around.

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11. Voilà! Continue the rest of your flags the same way, you can always readjust your spacing once you’re finished.

Enjoy!

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