Friday, 13 November 2015

Easy Peasy No Sew Mini Christmas Bunting

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W.T. Ellis

Still not enough time to sew (the front steps featured highly in the pest mans report and have needed work  total rebuild (grumble grumble grumble) so at first chance I grabbed a spare hour and made mini Christmas bunting!

How organised am I!
Its amazing how that happens when there are other things you should be doing...

In case anyone else is in need of procrastination material here you are!

Bits and Pieces: 
  • Scraps of fabric big enough to be cut into 2 x 4 inch rectangles. I also did 4 inch squares so I can make a second lot of bunting.
  • vliesofix
  • string

Cut your scraps into 4 inch squares, 2x4 inch rectangles or a mixture if you have big and small scraps

If you have lovely new flat vliesofix, protect your ironing board with an old pillowcase, lay your fabric pieces out and iron them face up onto it. 

This is a good time to use those scrappy, peeling, slightly dodgy bits of vliesofix you always seem to have left over. Don't worry about joining bits or mixing brands. 

If you have lots of small bits of vliesofix, put some baking paper onto your board (not pictured), place your fabrics face DOWN onto it then your vliesofix, adhesive side down on top, ironing each piece on individually.

Use scissors to separate the 2x4 and 4x4 pieces then

trim any 4 inch squares to 2x4 inch rectangles 

and fold each rectangle in half, wrong sides together, then peel the paper backing off.

Leave the first 12 inches or so of string for hanging and don't cut your string to length until finished.
Working one flag at a time, fold each over the string on the refolded line and press closed.
Use a ruler for spacing and allow 1/2 inch between each.

when they are all in place you can cut your string leaving another 12 inches.

Now you can stop here, maybe add a nice zig zagged bottom but I like the traditional fete style triangles

draw a template onto a piece of scrap card and cut out.

Label the top because triangles can be tricky little beggars, lay it onto each flag and cut the sides. You can mark these first but because the flags are so small it's just a snip on each side with scissors.


Ta Da!

Easy Peasy!

Don't toss the offcuts because I have another project to use those.