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Beautiful Scrap Fabric Bunting
If you’re anything like me, you find it difficult to throw the scraps of beautiful fabric, ribbons and laces. I have stashes of tidbits shoved in draws and cupboards everywhere (I find if you spread your hoards of fabric around the house in different locations, rather than all in one spot, you don’t feel like you have as much). Snicker snicker. This beautiful scrap bunting is perfect for any celebration – colour immediately livens things up! If you don’t have stashes of goodies like me – try your local op shop, they always have little bags of this stuff.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Assorted Scrap/Leftover Fabrics | Ribbons | Lace | Bias Binding or Ribbon | Thread | Needle | Scissors
WHAT TO DO
1. Cut your length of bias binding to the length of your bunting. I’d start with a small one, approx 1mtr long.
2. Cut rectangles and squares of your fabric, different lengths and widths. Resist the urge to make them too perfect, I find the uneven shapes add a certain character! Line up your squares along your bias binding until your have enough to make the whole length and place them approx 2cm apart.
3. Now get your ribbons, laces and tidbits out. Cut your trimmings to length of your fabric. Mix and match and have fun with decorating the bottoms.
4. Now get your needle and cotton out, and hand sew your laces and trims to your fabric. If you’re pressed for time and you have a sewing machine, whip it out and go for it! I would use contrasting thread to keep the colour happening! I have done a lot of running stitch on mine, and then used some fancy stitching with embroidery thread on others. Please yourself, get creative!
5. Now you want hand sew your flags to your bias binding. This should be fairly quick and easy – remember, imperfections are embraced! Don’t worry if it’s not perfect and threads are not in a straight line. If you have your sewing machine out – pin your flags to the bias binding and sew away!
Hang it! I have a few permanently up in my house! Enjoy your beautiful imperfect scrap fabric bunting!
Project + Photography Tanya Northey, The Lovely Bird
Had a fab day yesterday