With endless color choices, Christmas fabric buntings are an excellent way to add color and texture to a room, the easy and quick way. Here’s how to make a fabric bunting.
How to make a fabric bunting
This simple and super quick fabric bunting is cute enough to spruce up any room at any occasion but I’m particularly fond to these at Christmas! I don’t normally like stuff on my walls as I’m a pretty minimalist person but Christmas is contagious, can’t help but to decorate anything in sight.
I have this little empty corner in my living room, where I try to grow a ficus plant. The plant looks quite lonely over there and I thought I would make something cute to keep it company. And what’s best than a little Christmasy fabric bunting? An excellent way to find a good use for all those fabric scraps I keep stashing!
This is a great beginner sewist project, is super-easy to make and looks very pretty hanging on walls, in trees or even on a fence. Celebrate the Christmas with a quick and easy last minute holiday bunting! Make it in no time before the guests arrive if you host a party and you’re not quite finished decorating!
Here’s how to make a fabric bunting
- Fabric in various colors, patterns and textures (I used cotton, burlap, soft felt and organza)
- Ribbon (I used golden ribbon I’ve got from this Burlap table runner project) – 2 strips. Alternatively use bias tape.
- Optional – Template (download from here if you don’t want to make your own)
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Print out your template.
- Fold fabric in half and cut around the template. This way you’ll have two layers of fabric at the same time. Use the ruler to cut straight lines.
- Put the fabric triangles right side together and sew on the long sides.
- Trim excess fabric at the tip.
- Turn the triangle right side out and using a pointy tool (but not too sharp) push the tip of the triangle (I used a crayon)
- Do as many triangles as you like then iron them all.
- Trim the excess fabric sticking out.
- Time to attach the triangles to the ribbon. Put the 2 ribbon strips right side together and sew on one side, as close to the edge as possible.
- Open up the ribbon casing and arrange your fabric triangles as you like.
- Close the ribbon casing and pin
- Sew on the open side, as close to the the edge as possible.
- Iron again and hang on a wall, a Christmas tree or your fence.
Now that you know how to make a fabric bunting, you’ll probably keep making these cuties over and over again!