Mini Bunting

Mini bunting is super easy to make, my daughter who is 8 made it with very little adult input. Depending on the age and needs of your child will depend on the adult help that is needed.

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Collect together:

  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Material
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Triangle template (can be made to the size you want, it is just helpful to make sure your triangles are all roughly the same size)
  1. Use your template to cut out the number of triangles you wish to add to your bunting from your chosen material.
  2. Pin these triangles onto the ribbon.
  3. Remember to leave a section at the start and the end to be your lead in and out of the bunting to allow you to hang it.
  4. Begin to sew the material to your ribbon.
  5. I find with children and those not used to sewing that if you double up the thread it leads to less frustration. This can be achieved by threading the needle with your cotton that is twice the length that you want it. Once threaded through you take the ends back so they touch and then knot them. This means the thread will not keep coming out of the eye of the needle.
  6. Keep going with sewing in whatever stich you like until all triangles are sewn into position.

You may like to print out letters that you can then cut out and sew onto each triangle to spell your child’s name or a greeting of some sort. Varying the material to suit the season of festival might also help to add interest to your bunting.

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