Here's how I taught my daughter how to use the sewing machine and make her own bunting.
Step 1 - assemble materials
|Assembly your materials - felt flags, bias binding (25mm)|
Measure bias binding - (25mm thick) - I buy it on a roll of 25m. It's cheaper that way and you're bound to make more.
Step 2 - Using the sewing machine
Remember - you can always take your foot off the pedal if things are going wonky!
Step 3 - Start sewing
|Gently does it!|
Keep stitch close to the left edge of binding.
Sew for about 50 cm before tucking first flag in between folded binding - stitch in place.
Decide on your spacing and place next flag in position.
Stitch until all flags snuggly in place!
To finish - make sure that you leave yourself another 50cm for the end tie. Make sure you use a few back stitches at the end to secure your stitch.
Step 4 - Hang your bunting..
|Pride of place!|
No sewing machine?
1) Hand stitch the flags in place with a running stitch (use a contrasting embroidery thread). It'll take longer, but will while away a few hours while you're eating a cream tea!
2) Fabric glue - it's fab! Stick the binding in half and add the flags in along the way!