Hi friends of Corey! Cheryl from a pretty cool life. here!
Are you all in full-blown summer mode yet? My boys and I certainly are. We spend 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.
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!
I hope everyone enjoyed this little project. Thanks for having me! Feel free to visit any time!