TRIANGLE BUNTING DIY
TRIANGLE BUNTING DIY
This bunting is highly customizable, as you can make the triangles whatever dimensions you’d like as long as they are all the same. You can also make it as long or as short as you’d like by adding or removing triangles and by lengthening or shortening the space between each triangle. Below, I’ll tell you exactly what I did.
What you’ll need:
- Sewing machine (or needle)
- Coordinating thread
- A quarter yard of fabric (in varied prints, if desired)
- In my case, I didn’t have many triangles leftover from the quilt so I didn’t want to use half of them for backing since the back won’t really be seen. Because of this, I backed each triangle with a fabric I didn’t mind using up. If you have more cute fabric than I did or you want the bunting to be reversible, you can just double the above amount of fabric (totaling a half yard). If you’ll be doing like me, you’ll need a quarter yard of a different fabric to back each triangle.
- About 21′ of bias tape (or another quarter yard of fabric if you want to make your own, as I did. This is a very approximate amount as I simply used what was leftover from the quilt’s backing.)
- Probably a seam ripper, if you’re anything like myself 😉
Start out by cutting your triangle pieces. Mine have a base length of 5 1/2″ and a height (the measurement from the tallest point of the triangle to the base) of 7 1/4″. This includes the seam allowance. Again, you can customize this by changing the dimensions however you’d like. I had 17 colored triangles left over from the quilt, so I then cut 17 pieces of backing in the same dimensions. Go ahead and cut however many triangles you want (and a corresponding back for each) or can manage with the fabric you have.
Now to sew the strips together to make one long strip! Take the end of one strip and place it perpendicular to the other – wrong sides together – and match up the edges and corners, as shown in the image below.
I hung both buntings above Sully’s bed – along with some paper lanterns that were used at my wedding – and I’m in love!