Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fun with Felt - Bunting

I have seen those really cute flag banners all over the place recently and I thought they seemed simple enough to make.  They can be made out of almost anything.  I've seen them made out of paper, fabric, felt, plastic...  And they can be all kinds of shapes and sizes.  Very fun! 

Did you know those banners are called bunting?  What's up with that??  I was reading The Dainty Squid a few weeks ago and she had them on her blog made out of my very favorite thing...FELT!!!  I thought it might be fun to make one for my Happy Mail partner with her name on it.  So, I got to work! 

A few days after I started working on mine Kaylah posted a tutorial about the bunting she made.  How perfect was that???

I found a triangle bunting pattern online and cut my triangles out of felt.

Then I cut out my letters and sewed them onto the flags.

Then I sewed the flags onto some double bias tape. 

That's it!! 

Here's the finished product.

Next time I am going to just draw triangles on my own.  The flag pattern I used has a little top to it but I couldn't really get them even so the flags weren't the exact same size.  Other than that it was a really easy project.  I am so hooked on bunting now.  I want to make one for all of my friends!  Someday when I have time I just might do that. I want to make a bunting for my future craft room, too.  I will post more details about that later.  :-)


Velma said...

very very cute!!!!!!!

Christine (MiniMak) said...

cute!!!!!!!!!! (Velma, I have more exclamation points than you! heeheh)

Velma said...

hee hee Christine!!!