Vegetable Patch Bunting
Project by Angela Harkness
Brighten up your vegetable patch with this quick and easy bunting.
You will need
Craft Cotton Co Vegetable Patch fat quarter pack
Directions for bunting
Step 1: Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut your patterned fabric into strips 6 ½” wide
Cut the strips into triangles by cutting around a 45 degree triangle ruler, flipping the ruler to nestle the triangles together to reduce fabric wastage
Step 2: With flipping the ruler, some of the bunting pieces will have the fabric pattern upside down. Position a back and front bunting piece together and sew along one of the diagonal edges. At the point, stop with needle in down position, turn fabric then stitch two stitches across the point, stop with needle down again, turn fabric and sew along second diagonal edge. This may take a little longer while sewing but makes turning and pressing out the point much easier to manage.
Step 3: Continue with the remainder of the bunting pieces using the ‘chain-piecing’ technique which saves time and thread. Once finished, snip the threads joining all of the pieces together.
Step 4: Turn each bunting piece through. Using a bamboo turner/kebab stick/blunt knitting needle or crochet hook helps to get each point turned through. Be careful not to poke whichever tool you use through the fabric.
Step 5: Press each bunting piece then snip off the fabric ‘ears’ for a tidier finish.
Step 6: Decide on the pattern design combination for your bunting string. Once happy with the design, pin each bunting piece to the bias tape. Leaving a gap between each piece helps the bunting to drape when hanging. Sew the bias tape in place, using the needle position function is a great help.
Step 7: Your bunting is now finished!
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Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2020