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Easy DIY Bunting Banner

October 30, 2015 in Projects

I know there are TONS of Bunting Banner tutorials out there, including a fun serger banner tutorial from Stitchin’ Woman Stephanie, but today I want to share another method that’s WAY easy! Let’s get started, shall we?

Totally Stitchin': Easy DIY Bunting Banner

Have you seen these adorable Riley Blake banner panels? I’m pretty much obsessed. They come in 9+ color ways, including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Easter, and more. My niece’s bedroom is done in purple and green, so I purchased the Easter panel in a kit with ribbons and trims from My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe awhile back. I’ll share pictures as soon it’s done 🙂

For the bunting banner that I made, I used the Shimmer Hot Pink color way and used the finished product as part of the decor for a baby shower. So cute! The great thing about using a fabric (instead of paper) banner is that the mama-to-be could take it home and add to the nursery. There really are endless possibilities when it comes to these banners, but here’s how I made mine.

Totally Stitchin': Easy DIY Bunting Banner

I cut out each flag with pinking shears and did the same for white cotton fabric to go with each flag. I then sewed a straight line down each side about 1/4″ away from the edge to connect the flag and white backing. After each individual flag was ready, I pinned and basted white pom pom trim, connecting all the flags.

A quick side note about pom pom trim….definitely use your zipper foot when working with this type of trim, and be sure to GO SLOW! If you try to go too fast, the little pom pom balls will get caught by the needle. Also, keep your fingers out of the way…no one needs a sewn over finger 🙂

Totally Stitchin': Easy DIY Bunting Banner

After the trim was attached, I used gray bias tape to finish off the banner. The banner looked good at this point, but I felt like something was missing (and let’s be honest, I needed to cover some crooked stitches), so I cut up the extra polka dot fabric from the panel into strips and cut silver ribbon to match each strip, then tied them to the banner at every other flag. It was the perfect touch!

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