How to make your own Christmas bunting

A short guide on how to create bunting, ideal for Christmas presents or decorations.

How to make your own Christmas bunting

Fancy making your own Christmas presents or decorations? Bunting is a great way to achieve a unique, personalised and creative gift.

You will need:

  • thread
  • pins
  • a sewing needle
  • fabric
  • letter/shape/bunting template
  • scissors
  • pinking shears
  • paper
  • binding or ribbon

Step 1:

First, you will need to create a template for your bunting to ensure all of the pieces are equal in size. To do this, cut a triangular template out of paper.

Step 2:

Next, place the template onto your chosen fabric and cut it to size. You can either pin it to the fabric or use tailor's chalk to keep it in place whilst cutting.

Step 3:

Cut your pieces of bunting out using the pinking shears, (special sissors that cut a zig-zag edge - to stop the fabric fraying).

Step 4:

Sew the to edge of the fabric to the ribbon or bindng, as shown.

Step 5:

Add embellishments such as sequins or letters to your bunting - a great way to make it personalised. Try holly or Christmas tree shapes for a festive touch.

Step 6:

Hang and enjoy!

So there we go, 6 easy and simple steps on how to make your own bunting. If you give this a go, or have any questions, let me know in the comments!

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Sally's interests lie very much within the visual arts and communication. Straddling multiple art forms, including writing, sculpture and film, her work focuses on concept, provoking thought and challenging societal norms.

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