How to Make Bunting

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25-09-2016, 10:15
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Bunting is a festive decoration made from fabric, paper, plastic, or other materials. This article will show you how to make bunting using fabric to brighten up your house, garden, bedroom, summerhouse, log cabin or tent.

Printable Bunting Templates

Making Bunting

  1. Start off by printing the template above. Draw a triangle measuring 20 centimeter (7.9 in) wide by 20 centimeter (7.9 in) deep, then cut it out.
  2. Place the template onto the material. If using a tea-towel, use the hemmed edge as the top edge of the triangle (this will save you having to create your own hem).
  3. Cut around the template using pinking shears.
  4. Repeat this step, so that you have a nice pile of triangular pieces of material.
  5. Lay out the ribbon and start to attach the triangles, using the hemmed edge at the top. Use either glue, tape, or thread depending on your material.
    • Use a standard straight stitch to sew the flags to the ribbon.
    • If you did not use the ready-made edge from the tea-towel fabric, fold the material under at the top edge, and sew onto the ribbon.
  6. Leave a gap of 3 centimeter (1.2 in) to 5 centimeter (2.0 in) between the flags.
  7. Continue adding the flags until you reach your desired length. Keep going until you have finished sewing all the pieces onto the ribbon. Make sure you leave a longer gap at either end, so that you have enough ribbon to tie up your bunting. Using a sewing machine is quicker, but you could do this by hand.
    • Give the pieces a quick iron if you're using cloth.
  8. Hang them up!


  • By using pinking shears (to make a zig zag edge), you do not need to hem each individual flag.
  • Alternate the colours on your bunting, and either stick to a colour scheme, or use random scraps of material.
  • You could also use some type of sewing edging sealer.
  • Save more time by using the edging on the tea towels, so that you'll have one less step to do in making the top hem of the flag.
  • Use tea-towels as they are rather cheap.


  • Be careful when using scissors, pins and the sewing machine. Not suitable for children to make, unless supervised by an adult.

Things You'll Need

  • Some fabric scraps
  • Ribbon, tape, bias binding
  • Sewing thread
  • Pinking shears scissors
  • Ordinary scissors
  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
  • Paper, pen and ruler
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