Valentine Bunting

Much like many of my Buntings, this one requires the same traditional bunting method but produces loving results! This Valentine Bunting is a beautiful way to show love in and around your home. I used a combination of red and white fabric with red and white gingham and red and white polka dot ribbon, the result is fantastic! You can watch my Easy Sew Bunting video below to see how to make the perfect bunting. With a heart in the middle of my bunting, there’s no denying this is the perfect Valentine’s Day decoration!

All you’ll need:

Three types of fabric: I recommend two types of felt and cotton. (size depending on how many letters you will need)
Ribbon 1m to 1.5m
Glue (or a glue gun)
Scissors
Needle and Thread

Step1: With a piece of paper, draw a triangle to use as a template for your bunting flags. Experiment with different sizes to get the right size for you (it’s better to do this with paper than waste lovely fabric!)

Step 2: Lay your template on the fabric you want to use for the back of each flag and cut around each side. You can give yourself a couple of centimetres or so as you’ll be trimming the flags later to get a really crisp edge. Repeat  this step with your various fabrics until you have enough flags for your bunting.

Step 2: Do the same with the fabric you would like to use on the front of each flag.

Step 3: Lay the fabrics on top of each other and sew around each edge. Depending on the fabric your using, I recommend using a contrasting thread as it looks so special.

Step 4: When you’ve sewn each flag, carefully cut along the edge to achieve a straight edge, about 0.5cm outside will look great.

Step 5: Arrange your flags along your ribbon to work out how you would like your different coloured flags to sit. I chose a symmetrical gingham, dark red, red, with white in the center. When you’ve decided the best combination, with a long piece of ribbon in hand, fold it lengths ways over the top of one flag approximately 15cm from the end. Stitch along the top of the flag. Place the next flag about 3 cm from the first and continue until all your flags are stitched to the ribbon.

Step 6: I chose to put a red heart at the center of my flag, it’s simple and effective. You could try using letters too, depending on the length and number of flags in your bunting. Either way, you can download and print off my heart shape templates and my letter templates. 

Step 7: To stick the heart (or letters) on I recommend using a hot glue gun as it sticks very fast and creates little mess. Normal glue is also good too just be careful not to smudge it on the flags!
With the glue, dab it on the backs of the heart and gently press the down. If your glue seeps outside the letters, leave it to dry and then peel it off.

Your Valentine bunting is now ready to hang around your home to show your loved ones how much they mean to you!

 

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