Tutorial :: Mini-Christmas bunting
What you'll need:-
Needle, thread and scissors
Fishing line, or some ribbon or twine to attach the pieces to
Skewers (if making the bunting)
Double sided tissue tape- This stuff is fabulous (in Australia you can get it from Officeworks and ships within the week)
A small piece of cardboard- to make a template
Fabric pen/marker for transfering patterns
1.Using your cardboard make a template of the bunting pieces. I chose to make mine 4 cm long and 2 cm wide, with a scalloped edge. Remember, it has to be folded in half, so take this into consideration when making. Cut out.
2. Take your double sided tape and fabric scraps. Unroll the tape and press the sticky side onto the wrong side of the fabric.
3. Cut the tape, but still leave the plastic layer attached to the tape. Don't peel this off just yet. Make lots of different strips, as many as you think you'll need.
4. Using the template and your pen, on the right side of the fabric (you'll have to take a bit of care), trace around your template onto the fabric. Make as many as you need...one for each letter. Cut them out.
5. When ready, take your fishing line and fabric bunting pieces, fold each piece in half cross-ways. This will help you when placing the fishing line. Unfold the piece of bunting and peel the plastic layer off. Take your fishing line and place on the sticky side in the crease you made when you folded it in half. This should be in the middle. Fold over and stick. Repeat with all the pieces.
6. You should now have a pretty little bunting. You can use it just as it is, or you can embroider a special Christmas message. Mine should say "Joyeux Noel" (minus the spelling mistake...not concentrating!!) You could either use your fabric marker and carefully write your letters on each piece, or if you want a more rustic look, you could just free-hand it.
7. Thread your needle (I used 2 strands) and carefully sew each letter. I ran out of time, but I also thought you could sew around the border of each piece.
8. TA-DA! Finished! Should be completed in under 2 hours, depending on how fast a sewer you are. If using for a gorgeous cake bunting, tie the ends to some skewers and place on top of your Christmas cake.