The easiest DIY wedding bunting ever

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Today we share the world’s easiest step by step guide to sewing the classic wedding bunting. As in I’ve-never-even-used-a-sewing-machine-and-I-can-do-this easy!

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Yards and yards of bunting not only create a whimsical feel to your wedding, but adds a homemade touch that you can be proud of for years to come.

The best part is you’ll be able to keep it and use it for parties or decorating in the future. What a fun keepsake to have.

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Tips:

Before we dive in here are a few things to keep in mind:

-Keep your venue in mind. Have an idea of where each strand will go so that you don’t waste time on making too many or end up with not enough.
-Do the math before you buy your fabric. (Usually the least favorite part for creatives, right?). To give you an idea: you’ll get about 40 pieces from a piece of fabric that’s 36 by 44 inches wide, with the flag being around 7 inches wide and 8 inches in length.
-Iron your fabric before you start cutting and sewing. You’ll only thank yourself later.
-Give yourself a lot of time. This is not a 3-days-until-the-wedding kind of project.

Okay, still on board? Let’s see what you’ll need.

Supplies

Supplies DIY

  • Fabric.
  • Ribbon.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread.
  • Pencil (or chalk)
  • Card stock (or cardboard)
  • Sewing machine.
  • A new season of your favorite Netflix show (non-essential but recommended)

Steps

Step 1: Draw a triangle on the cardboard paper measuring 8 inches in length and 7 inches at the top. You can change up the measurements depending on your preference.

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Cut out the triangle. This is your pattern.

Step 2: Using the pencil or chalk, trace your pattern onto the fabric.

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Step 3: Cut out each individual piece.

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(Yay! You have a nice stack of bunting pieces)

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Step 4: Take your ribbon and fold it in half, like this:

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Start sewing. Sew in the middle of the folded ribbon for about a foot. This leaves enough ribbon to tie the strand to something.

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Step 5: Now comes the trickiest part. Add the first piece into the fold and keep sewing.

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You’ll want to mark off the distance between each piece using a marker so that you know where to start each new piece. The spacing is your preference. I leave about three inches.

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Step 6: Do a victory dance and have a cupcake in celebration of your achievement!

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Keep in mind that this is only a basic step-by-step guide. The possibilities with shapes, sizes, and colors are endless. Add words, splash bright paint, drip in glitter, and go crazy.

Happy sewing, and don’t forget to share your creations with us!

IMG_2951web-001Photo by Lisa Wise Photography.

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