Vintage summer gingham bunting
Did you see this project that I shared at Corey's the other day? Here it is in case you missed it...
My boys and I certainly are in full-blown summer mode and are spending every moment we can outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the warm summer breezes.
I thought a fun addition to our yard would be a sweet little bunting, vintage inspired, and made from bright and cheerful gingham.
I think buntings are whimsical and sweet, but best of all they're so easy to make! Here's how I made mine.
Start by cutting 4 inch wide strips of fabric. I cut my gingham on the bias, but cut it however you'd like your pattern to show on the flags.
Mark the bottom edge of your fabric strips with a disappearing ink pen or chalk pencil every 4 inches. Do the same at the top, but make your first dot 2 inches in from the edge.
Line up those dots with a quilter's rule, and start cutting with your rotary cutter. Save time and cut multiple layers at once!
ps. If you don't like raw, frayed edges, you could do this with a pinking blade.
Sew two triangles, wrong sides together, closely along the edge of the two longer sides of each flag.
I pulled at threads along the raw edges for more of a worn, vintage-y feel.
My bunting is 30 flags long, but of course you can customize your own length. After you've finished sewing your flags, you'll need a piece of string or twine long enough to accomodate your flags, plus a few feet extra at both ends for hanging.
Then, using a zig zag stitch, sew your flags to the piece of twine.
Adding on each flag as you go...
Hang it up and enjoy the summer breezes!
Happy summer and happy weekend everyone!
Edit: I've also listed several in the shop if you don't want to make one yourself :)