This is such an easy tutorial, you’ll be sewing Christmas bunting for your whole house and all the neighbours before you know it!
I made a few of these for my market stall recently, you can read about HERE.
You will need:
– antique sheet music (or any sheet music really)
– bias binding (any width will do, but the wider it is the easier to sew with)
– sewing machine threaded with matching cotton thread
Take a few sheets of music and lay them down and mark the centre of the bottom of the page with a dot.
Draw lines from the top corners, down to the middle dot at bottom, creating a triangle.
After doing this on my sheets, I realised they were quite large, so I cut them in half to get even more triangles out of these sheets.
You can cut through a few sheets at a time with a cutting knife or if you have a guillotine, even better!
Keep cutting triangles until you have enough to make a 1.5 – 2m bunting.
Take the end of your bias binding and make a loop. Sew together, forming a loop for hanging on hooks or curtain rod ends.
Tuck your first triangle into the bias binding moving it right next to the loop you have just created.
Set your sewing machine on to straight stitch (you could get fancy if you like) and start sewing.
Tucking the next one up close to the previous one as you go.
Finish off the end of your bunting as you did at the beginning, forming a loop for hanging.
All ready to decorate the house for Christmas! The smaller bunting can be used to decorate your Christmas tree too.
It’s heating up here in Australia as we head into our Christmas season. Storms are becoming more frequent with spectacular lightning shows! But the rain is much needed after a dry few months here in Queensland.
I love Christmas time, celebrating with family and friends.
Till next time … happy creating!