Open post String of mini bunting flags

How to make Mini Bunting Flags

String of mini bunting flags

It is real easy to make Bunting Flags, but when you want to make bunting flags that last or that you want to hang on the side of a crib, you want to make mini bunting flags that are made properly and will even last a wash or three.  (You never know where they  might land up sometimes 🙂 )

I have a grandchild on its way and a crib to dress up. We all know that a crib do not necessarily need to match the decor of the baby room as the crib is normally used for a month or three in the parents bedroom.  It doesn’t take up a lot of space and the bedding is a lot easier on the wash.

Well, the project is about to start and I thought it a good idea to stick to more neutral colours and only add some colour with a string of Mini Bunting Flags and a matching cushion to support the baby when lying on his side.

I have the pattern for you to download and print here

Download & Print

 

How to make your Mini Bunting String:

1.  Download and Print your pattern. Cut out.

2.  Cut your triangles from a double layer of material in different colours.

3.  Follow the instructions on the video to put your triangles together.

Here are few close-ups of what your work should look like:

CUT OUT YOUR TRIANGLES

flag-pattern cut-triangles

 

STITCH, TURN, USE A SHARP TOOL TO NEATEN THE BOTTOM CORNER, FOLD THE TOP CORNERS AND RAW EDGE

 

corner-tool folded-corner

 

FOLD OVER, INSERT TAPE OR RIBBON AND STITCH DOWN

1cm-fold tucked-corners

 

VOILA!!

finished-string

 

I have the most adorable silky sheer white material to dress the crib with.  Now I am all motivated to have it finished in the next week.

Have fun making Bunting Strings in all your favourite colours.  It is very easy to simply enlarge the pattern supplied by increasing the centimeters and connecting the tip of the triangle to side end. Then adding the seam allowance.  You can have any size of triangle you wish.  Polycottons are very affordable, are easy to work with and they come in every colour and print design imaginable.

Hugs ♥

Signature

 

 

 

share-banner1

 

Open post easy way to finish a t-shirt neckline

An easy way to finish the neckline of a t-shirt or stretch-knit top

Looking for a quick and easy way to finish the neckline of a t-shirt you just made?  Looking for something different than the regular way to finish the neckline?

Then you have to try the style I show below.

How to:

Lay the T-shirt flat on the table.

Measure the width of the neckline from shoulder to shoulder.

Add another 1.5 cm for the seam.

x 2 to find the length of the neckband.

The width can be +- 3 or 4 cm, seam included.

Fold in half, wrong side out.

Stitch the neck back seam.

Find centre back and centre front of the t-shirt neckline as well as on the band.

Pin the band to the neck accordingly.

Stitch seam. Turn upwards.

Use your double needle to topstitch the neckline.

Take small lengths of the raw edge between your fingers and stre-e-e-tch to allow the stretch-knit fabric to curl to the outside.

single layer stretch knit

neckline-oval

 

Voila!

 ******************************************************

Share your comments