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!
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.
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.
- Pencil (or chalk)
- Card stock (or cardboard)
- Sewing machine.
- A new season of your favorite Netflix show (non-essential but recommended)
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.
Step 2: Using the pencil or chalk, trace your pattern onto the fabric.
Step 5: Now comes the trickiest part. Add the first piece into the fold and keep sewing.
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.
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!
Photo by Lisa Wise Photography.