DIY: Fabric Bunting
It's been awhile since I've done a DIY project! I am way overdue. I think you'll really like this super easy tutorial to add an interesting touch to any window or decorate for a party or holiday.
- Fabric (cut into triangles or any shape you desire)
- Double-folded hem tape in desired width
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Matching thread
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Mod Podge and brush (optional)
- Create your desired pattern. I used heavy cardstock and cut out a triangle using a rotary cutter.
- Use the pattern to trace and cut out your fabric.
- To prevent fraying, use a brush to spread Mod Podge on the front side of the shape and placing it on wax paper to dry. This will also make the fabric stiff so it doesn't flop when hung. In the future, I might skip this step.
- Once dry, place your shapes in the fold of your hem tape. You may need to iron your tape before you lay out your shapes. I placed my triangles about 6-7 inches apart and was able to include a total of 8 triangles for each package of hem tape. I made two separate buntings.
- Clip or pin the triangles. I felt that clipping was easier since the fabric was stiffer and harder to pin.
- Sew along the edge of the hem tape, including in between each triangle.
That's it! It was so easy and it really brightened up my window. I think bunting is the perfect decoration and can be personalized for the occasion with different shapes, colors, and patterns. You can also use paper, glue, and ribbon if you're looking for a no-sew option.