Friday, July 15, 2011

Flower and Doilie Bunting Tutorial


I haven't been feeling good today so excuse the sloppiness of this tutorial, but I wanted to get it to you all.




Supplies Needed:
  • Dollar Tree Pillowcase
  • Suitable fabric for singed flowers. (I used Family Dollar's sheet set and only used part of the pillowcase).
  •  Doilies (I got mine at Dollar Tree).



I printed out my template on card stock then drew them on the pillowcase. You will need two triangles for each bunting triangle.


Pin a piece of doily to one of the triangles and cut off the excess to use on the other bunting pieces.


sew along the outer edge of the doily. (If you click on the picture you can see this better).


Place the second piece on top of the doily side and sew around the two edges leaving the top unsewn. Trim the bottom point off.


Turn the piece so the right side is facing, us a pin if needed to carefully pull out the corner. Sew along both sides again leaving the top.



I made four singed flower pieces, they were all from the same size circle I just cut slits in two of them.



Layer the pieces together and place them on top of the bunting piece and stitch  the middle with a small stitch.

Turn the piece the right way and if needed use a pin to bring out the pointed section. Sew around the two edges again.



After you have made as many bunting pieces as you would like it is time to do the top edge. Lay out all your bunting pieces in a row with edges of the top touching. Measure how long it is across. You will need a piece of fabric that is 5" Tall by whatever width you need to go across the bunting plus 2" for folding.




Turn the sides under 1/2" then another 1/2 inch and sew.


Fold the top and bottom the same way and press. Then fold the piece in half and press.



Add the bunting piece sandwiched in between the top and bottom folds and sew across I did two seams. I have used contrasting thread for the tutorial it looks much better with matching thread.




Add a rope or string and string it across a wall or hang it as a valance or use it outside.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



4 comments:

Mandy said...

So cute! I love dollar store and thrifty crafts! Thanks for showing them off!

Mary Ellen said...

What a charming little banner!!! Love the pieces of crochet and those flowers are just darling!

casserole said...

Lovely!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-inspired-bunting-from-doilies-and-fabric-flowers/2011/07/17/

--Anne

Meg said...

Wow! Love the details and little flowers!

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