Fourth of July Pennant Bunting
Here is a quick and easy way to make super simple party bunting!
About 10 inches of 45 inch wide fabric will give you 5 pennants (each pennant is made of two triangles).
Fold fabric in half. I use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut out the triangles.
The folded edge gives one pennant and then you get four more with the rest of the fabric. (The fabric is doubled because it was folded)
Here the folded edge is opened to show the single triangle and the you see the other triangles which are doubled making four more pennants. The piece on the right is scrap.
I cut a variety of colors.
Sew two triangles wrong sides together to make one pennant. Sometimes I trim the edges with pinking shears after I have sewn to make a fun zig zag edge.
Now the pennants just need to sewed together with double fold bias tape.
I have to interrupt this tutorial to introduce you to pure genius. Of course you can buy pre-made bias tape but you will never need to again because there is the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker!
I can’t possibly explain the thrill of simply cutting a two inch strip of an old sheet ………
feeding it through this little machine and getting yards and yards of bias tape.
I am in heaven! (I know I didn’t make authentic bias tape because I didn’t cut the fabric on the bias) but I did make yards of wonderful binding perfect for my bunting. Can you imagine all the possibilities!
Lay pennants spaced evenly on the tape,