Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial

Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial

Have I ever mentioned that I love Pinterest. I get lots of ideas and inspiration from wasting massive amounts of time conscientiously scrolling through the delightful pins on Pinterest. Honestly this is how I find trends. One of the big trends for home and party decor is Bunting/Banners. Triangles of fabric chained together with ribbon, bias tape etc. Most of what I found was large 7″ to 9″ triangles. Some are stitched on two sides (right sides together) and then turned and ironed flat before chaining together. Others are stitch right sides out and trimmed with pinking shears. I decided I wanted a smaller bunting for the table decoration at the 4th of July Party and that is how the Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial began. I hope you like it and let me know what you think.

Materials:

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4 fat quarters and I had scrap burlap.
1/2 yard of muslin
Ribbon or bias tape
Ruler
Scissors
Basic Sewing Supplies

Step 1 Cutting Triangles

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Measure height 4″ You can fold the fabric down 4 inches¬† and cut 2 at a time.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Width 4″

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut out the triangles by alternating the angle of each cut. Make sure that you keep the 4″ width. It is easier to move the ruler than the fabric. If you use scissors draw you triangle lines then cut.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut the same amount of muslin triangles as the printed fabric. You could choose to use printed fabric on both sides if the bunting will show on both sides. I cut 50 muslin triangles and 10 of each of the prints and 10 burlap.

Step 2 Layer

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Layer 1 muslin and 1 print right sides out. I laid out the muslin set and the print set next to my machine and layered as I went one set at a time.

Step 3 Sew

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch all the way around each triangle. I chose to use red thread for all triangles. I left a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

I chain stitched the triangles in the individual sets. It helps to not loose any triangles. (Believe me it happens.)

Step 4 Trim

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Once all sets were complete I trimmed the thread pieces that connected each chain.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trim the edges with Pinking shears. This helps prevent frey and it looks nice.

Step 5 Sew Together

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Decide on the order of the individual triangles.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

If you want to make sure that the triangles are evenly spaced, cut a spacer out of a piece of cardboard.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Place the spacer at the end of one triangle. place the next triangle on the other side and sew. You will have even spacing every time.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

I had a wider red sating that I stitched like Bias Tape by folding it over the raw edges.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a 3 point zig zag on all three colors of ribbon.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

I made three sets of bunting. One with flat blue grosgrain ribbon and a zig zag stitch.
One with a red satin ribbon that I folded over the front and back like bias tape as I sewed.
The last with while generic ribbon from my stash. I’s a cross between grosgrain and satin. The Blue is my favorite.

Step 6 Clean up the ends

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trim the ends of the ribbon evenly on both sides.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter

You are Ready to Decorate!

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

You can fold or roll the strands for storage.

Mini Bunting tutorial just in time for the 4th of July from www.HandPArtistry.com

Hang your Mini Bunting around a table over a fire place or wherever you want. I just used the existing hooks to hang the bunting for the Pic. When we hang it for the Party it will be evenly spaced.

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