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'Bee Happy' Bunting

Project by Angela Harkness

Create positivity bunting for any occasion, or just to brighten up the potting shed... Bunting doesn’t have to be a triangle!

Ability/skill level of project: Beginner


Beehive fat quarter pack

Half metre of contrasting (yellow) fabric for backing and appliqué

Heat and bond

Bee happy template - Write 'Bee Happy' in size 320 on Word, print

Bias binding or cotton tape

Step 1: Using the hexagon template, cut 10 pennants in each of the main Beehive fabrics and 10 in the contrasting yellow fabric

Step 2: Trace around the chosen letter stencils onto the paper side of the heat and bond. Remember to flip the stencils over to get the correct orientation of the letters on the fabric front. If you are making your own slogan, Century Gothic in bold size 320 fits the hexagon well

- Iron the heat and bond onto the reverse of the contrasting fabric

- Cut out the letter shapes carefully

Step 3: Peel the paper backing off the letters

-Centralise the letters on the front of the bunting pennants (alternate the fabric designs for added interest)

-press in place

-stitch the around the letters either using free motion stitching on your machine, or with a small blanket stitch on the machine or by hand

Step 4: Position two bunting hexagons together with right sides facing

-stitch around the sides of the hexagon, leaving the top side open

-turn through and press

-repeat with all remaining hexagons

Step 5: Attach the binding to the bunting, leaving a small gap between each hexagon and an extra length at each end for hanging the bunting in place

To see more from Angela, visit her on Instagram @angerellas_crafts

Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2020


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