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Monday, February 21, 2011

Scrap Fabric Bunting

We woke up yesterday to an inch and a half of new snow.  I'm not sure why, but spring is taking it's time making it's appearance.  I'm not expecting 70 degree weather, but having some grass peaking through the snow in my back yard would be quite welcome.

 In an effort to invite spring to Idaho, I made this cheery scrap fabric bunting. It was a quick project, and I am rather pleased with how it turned out.

Each flag of the bunting is made out of two layers of cotton, making it double sided.  Rather than sewing the flags to bias tape or ribbon, I created button holes on each flag.  While button holes aren't my favorite thing to make, the process was relatively painless (thanks to my replacement sewing machine), and the button holes make the bunting very versatile.  I can easily adjust the length of the bunting by adding or removing flags.  I can also remove or add different colors of flags to make the bunting appropriate for the season.

The flags themselves have pinked edges, and a tight zig zag stitch around the perimeter of each flag. Fabric buntings are great ways to use up scrap fabric, decorate for the holidays, and adorn a baby or child's bedroom.  I have a couple of windows in my house with just blinds, no drapes, I'm thinking that this would be a cheerful way to dress them up for spring.

 I'm thinking that I need to make a personalized baby bunting for my sister in law's baby shower next month.  It's going to be cute (assuming that I find the energy to make it).

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Unknown said...

very sweet bunting! the button holes are a cool touch so you can add and subtract flags as you like! neat!

DIYbyDesign said...

I have so much extra fabric. This is such a great idea. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

So cute! ALL of my windows (except two) are minus draperies and I think they need this treatment. They definitely need *something* :)

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

I love this girl, so cute. You even cut it all cute :)

Love it.


Bella :)