Completed: fabric bunting

200505_2Like many other parents right now I am often struggling to find indoor activities that are fun to do for my daughter and that I also enjoy doing. My daughter usually likes drawing and I wanted to make some bunting to use for birthday celebrations. Several weeks ago I thought I’d combine the two.

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Flag decoration in progress. I cut some cardboard to put inside the flags to prevent the ink from the markers seeping through to the other side.

I prepared some white flags from old sheets, covered the table, put my daughter in some protective clothing and handed her my fabric markers. Was she excited to be allowed to use real markers instead of pencils or crayons? You bet.

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We decorated them together and it was quite fun to do. I had only sewn 6 of the white flags to decorate, which wasn’t really enough for proper bunting so I created some more from a fun IKEA fabric that also has a white background.

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I then may have gotten distracted by a certain tree project, but eventually I created binding using a 25 mm bias tape maker, glued the flags to the binding at regular intervals with Prym wonder tape and sewed it all together.

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Just in time for my youngest daughter’s first birthday.

May 5, 2020

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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7 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    Really cute, and it looks wonderful against your beautiful green wall!

    Reply
    • Emmely

      Thank you! I finally wrote the post because I sort of promised you I would. 😉

      Reply
      • katechiconi

        I’m glad you did, it looks so good!

        Reply
  2. marissthequilter

    What a clever idea and these is the neatest bunting I have seen

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! I am sure we’ll enjoy using it for years to come

      Reply
  3. tierneycreates

    Brilliant to have her participate in the bunting! Love it!

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    • Emmely

      Yes, it was fun! She was also really happy when we put it up.

      Reply

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