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Quick and easy project for a summer fete.



Quick and easy project for a summer fete.


I quickly ran up this bunting for the cupcake stall at my local church fete using bright fabrics.  The template for the pennants was a sheet of A4 paper folded down the middle and then folded either side from the outer corners to the folded middle point.  Trim 0.75cm off the point.


Cut strips of fabric that are 29cm wide.  If you lay your fabrics out in pairs with the right sides together they will be ready for you to pin and sew as you cut them – saving time!  A simple 5mm seam down the side with a couple of stitches across the point (makes turning the point right side out neater and easier)and then up the other side is all you need.  Turn the pennants right side out and press.

 Fold 2cm wide grosgrain or satin ribbon in half, tuck the raw edges of the pennants into the fold and sew across the top, spacing the pennants to suit.  I have used both a serpentine and a blind hem stitch on occasions – they both work well.

 The letters were fused to the pennants for quickness.  Don’t forget to leave a tail at each end to tie the bunting up.

 Of course, you could make a strip of bunting for all the stalls!

Hilary Gooding

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