2 Yards Navy
Broadcloth (often found in the quilting section)
4 Yards Red
Grommets, setting tools (optional)
I got all
the fabric on sale for about $2/yard, so this project cost me under $18. I chose 42” broadcloth because it is
lightweight and cheap. These supplies
will make 3 54” buntings. Basically, you
make a rectangle, accordion-fold it, secure the center, then sew the ends
together down the center. I added
grommets at the corners, but you can attach string for hanging instead. The grommet kit was an additional $4 and
included the anvil and setter tools – all you need is a hammer to set them.
1. Wash and dry the fabric to preshrink
it. This is important because each
fabric shrinks differently. Prewashing
also helps prevent color-running.
2. Cut the fabric:
The dimensions are
approximate, depending on shrinkage, so I am giving you my measurements after
prewashing and shrinking the 42”-wide fabric. Each
piece of fabric was cut into equally-sized strips the length of the 2 yards of
fabric. I ironed and folded the fabric
and used a rotary cutter.
White: Cut 6 equally-wide strips about 7 ¼” X 55”
Red: Cut 12 equally-wide strips about 7 ¼” X 55”
Blue: Cut 3 equally-wide strips about 14” X 55”
3. Sew the strips together to make a striped
rectangle with the center stripe the color you want in the center-top of the
bunting. In this example, I wanted blue
at the center-top, surrounded by red and white stripes. Trim it so it is square and finish the edges.
4. Perpendicular to the
stripes, accordion-fold in 2½” intervals and pin into place.
5. Sew across the
center using a heavy-duty needle.
6. Fan out the ends, pin and sew the
7. Set grommets in the corners
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