pink and gold velvet bunting on marble background

Sew your own bunting

The bunting could be the perfect homemade maternity gift, decoration for your next party or children's room.

This is a great beginner project that can be picked up and put down again, making it perfect for sewing around a busy lifestyle.

You can choose matching fabrics, or clashing ones for more of an effect. This is a great project for using up scraps of material from other projects, or upcycling fabrics or clothes that can no longer be used. If you wanted to give this as a gift, you could even make the bunting out of old clothes that mean something to gift recipient.


You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Sewing thread
  • Template (download template here)
  • Bias binding
  • Iron
  • Pencil, knitting needle or crochet hook
  • Pins or fabric clips.


How to:

Step 1

Print and cut out the template.


Step 2

Cut twice as many fabric pieces as you would like triangles of bunting (as each piece of bunting takes two pieces of material).


Step 3

Take two triangles and place them right side to right side. You can use two of the same fabric, or different ones. It’s up to you and your personal style.


Step 4

Sew about 5mm from the edge (where the solid line is marked on the paper template). Sew into a ‘V’. Only two of the sides need to be sewn. The top side is left open. Repeat for all triangles.

Tip: remember to backstitch a couple of stitches at the beginning and end of your stitching to secure in place.


Step 5

Trim the excess material from the point of the ’V’ of each triangle. Be careful not to cut through the stitching.


Step 6

Turn each triangle right side out. Use the point of a pencil, a blunt knitting needle or a small crochet hook to gently push the pint of the ‘V’ out, so it creates a sharper point. Iron flat.

Tip: to add extra detail you could topstitch 0.5cm on the bottom two sides of the ‘V’ (not the open top edge). Choose a contrasting thread to make your design really eye-catching.


Step 7

Line your bunting triangles out in the order you want them to be. You can place the triangles next to each other or leave a space in between each. Have fun deciding what looks best for you.


Step 8

Take your bias binding and put the triangles into the binding fold. Pin or clip the triangles in place, making sure the top of the triangle is right up in the fold of the binding.


Step 9

Sew along the bias, including the gaps between the triangles (if you left any), so the touching edges of the bias are closed. Sew as close to the edge of the bias as possible.


Now your bunting is sewn and you can use it to brighten up your home. As this is a quick project, you can change your bunting to match the seasons, or your mood!

We can’t wait to see what you make! Remember to tag in Brother on Instagram and Facebook so we can share your makes and inspire others.

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