Sunday, September 16, 2012

"B" is for Burlap Bunting

Sew: gingham trimmed burlap bunting

We have an 8 year-old-girl birthday party coming up soon and I'm busy preparing a few decorations.

This super easy and fast burlap bunting will be the perfect addition to her cake decorating party.

Burlap has such great texture, slightly rustic in nature but when paired with the gingham it suddenly becomes party ready:

The party won't be held at our house so I'm hoping to have a few more pictures at the bakery in a few weeks. 

** Update: Here's the bunting at the party up against the pressed tin walls:

Here's how I made the burlap bunting:

1. Make a cardboard triangle template.  
Mine measures 9" long (point to top) and 7" wide (across the top).
Use template to cut burlap triangles (I made 12 triangles):

2. Cut gingham strips on the bias, mine measure 3/4" wide x 10"l:

3. Press strips in half to make a 'pocket' for burlap to sit:

4. Place edge of burlap triangle into 'pocket' of gingham strip and top stitch in place:

5. Cut top fuschia bias strip at 1 1/2" wide x 12' long:

6. Press fuschia strip in half to make pocket for triangle tops.
Top stitch each triangle in place leaving about 3" in between triangles:

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  1. I love the gingham with the burlap! ~ Maureen

  2. So cute! I love gingham and making it into a banner with burlap is really cute.

  3. That looks great! I love the combination of burlap and gingham :)

  4. I love the burlap/gingham combo, Jaime. Thank you for sharing at my place!