I have been wanting to make some bunting after seeing lots of bunting and garlands in blogland. My great nieces 3rd birthday is coming up so I decided to make some garland and some bunting for her party. I found this fabric at WalMart, got 3/4 yard of it for less than $3.
I cut it into triangles 7" long across the base and about 10 inches long.
I cut enough to make my 4 month old great niece a bunting too, so I needed a total of 22 triangles. Well, I was able to cut 23 triangles out of that much fabric, so it worked out perfectly!
I sewed a single seam around the raw edges, with two pieces with the wrong sides together, just to give it some body and give it a more finished look.
Then I sewed the appropriate number of triangles to a white ribbon that would be on the back of the bunting. By the way, I just ordered one of the "sweet deals" from The Ribbon Retreat...so I had lots of new grosgrain ribbon that I needed to try out.
Then I sewed the colored ribbon on top of the white ribbon close to both edges. I used orange on one and bright pink on the other one.
I bought iron on letters from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and ironed on, not measuring, just guesstimating the placement of the girls' names. These letters were really easy to apply, you just peel the letter off the sheet and iron it on for 15 seconds. Too easy!
The black letters really pop on the bright fabrics...