Create a Halloween Bunting (approx. a 2 hour project)
Items you will need are: fabric scraps in different colours (orange, black and white for Halloween), bias binding (or black ribbon), scissors, pinking shears (apparently they're only $10 at IKEA which is cheap), cardboard from a cereal box, and pins.
Creating bunting is a great way to decorate your home to celebrate any occasion! Its also a great way to recycle old shirts. I drew a triangle bunting template and traced it over the cardboard. Its up to you what size you want, but here are my dimensions: 10.5cm wide at the bottom, and 14cm height perpendicular to the width. I also have a small rectangle below the triangle, at 10.5cm by 1.5cm. This area is to attach to the bias binding tape. The length of the bias binding is up to you. I created my own bias binding (I'll tell you more about that in another article), but if you buy it, they usually come in a packet of 5m. Alternatively, you can use a ribbon to fold over the fabric. The length I'm using here is 3m.
Step 1: Gather the scraps you wish to use and trace the bunting out. I use white chalk on dark fabrics, and a black/blue pen on light fabrics to make the outline more visible for easier cutting.
Step 2: Cut out the shape of the bunting with the pinking shears, except the bottom of the triangle which is cut straight with scissors.
Step 3: Cut out 7 black bunting for a 3m bunting. That way, the bunting starts and ends with a black bunting.
Step 4: Trace and cut out all the orange bunting. I cut out 6 orange bunting.
Step 5: Trace and cut out all the white bunting too. I cut out 6 white bunting.
Step 6: With all the bunting pieces cut out (19 in total), bring out the bias binding and start preparing it for attachment.
Step 7: Pin the bias binding. The end was pinned about 22 cm before I added my first black bunting.
Step 8: Push the 1st (black) bunting up inside the bias binding, and pin it in place.
Step 9: After you have pinned at least one bunting, you can take it to your sewing machine and stich it in place (or hand sew).
Step 10: Leave a gap of approx. 5 cm between each bunting, and alternating the colours, black, orange, white, until the last one is black.
Step 11: Take each end of the bias binding and create a loop of about 10 cm. Hand-stitch in place.
Step 12: You now have your Halloween bunting to add to any setting.