Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bunting for a new house...

♥ Bunting is a bit like chocolate really in that you can never have too much of it, so Beth decided to make some mini bunting for Meg as a housewarming present.
                               Super easy to do and a very pleasant way to pass an hour or two.

You will need:
About half a metre of fabric
and a 3m length of bias binding tape.

♥ Make a template triangle from cardboard to the size that you want your bunting to be, making sure your triangle is slightly larger to allow for the stitching down two of the sides of the triangle.
Umm - quite interesting to watch...

♥ Fold over your fabric so that you can cut two triangles at once, one for the front and one for the back.
♥ Cut out the triangles and if they are joined at the top where the fabric was folded cut along this edge too.

♥ Using a sewing machine stitch down two sides of the triangle, making sure you have the two right sides together and that you are stitching on the wrong side.
 ♥ When stitched turn the triangles inside out, so the right side is facing.

Using a pin make sure the point of the triangle is pulled out.

Give all the triangles a quick iron.

Lay your bias binding out flat, place the raw edge of each triangle on the middle fold line of the bias binding tape.
Fold the bias binding in half and pin. This is the most satisfying bit as miraculously all your raw edges disappear !
Pin all the flags on to the bias binding.
♥ Stitch all the way along the tape.
♥  and that's it - you're done !
 ♥ Ta-dah !
....ok, bit bored now...

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