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A Heart Filled Bunting Tutorial


It is already August and I was given this beautiful fabric line, "A Heart Led Life" by Kelly Rae Roberts for my 3rd quarter Benartex ambassador project. It is romantic and sweet. I thought it would be fun to share how to make a bunting using one of the fabrics that has beautiful large hearts. This bunting can also be made by cutting out squares, triangles or other shapes. They are fun to make and quick to sew.


As you can see, I made a few other things with this line. I thought it would be nice to make a few items for a tea party. I sewed a placemat, treat box or tea caddy, mug cozy and a teapot cozy. All of which used the new Kellie Rae Roberts line from Benartex LLC.


Bunting Tutorial:

For this bunting, I chose fabric that had large hearts on it.


Materials:

  • 1/8 yard of fabric for the binding

  • 1/2 yard of fabric for the bunting decoration (Hearts)

Cutting Out The Shapes

  1. Cut out the desired shape. In this case, I cut out hearts.

  2. When cutting out the hearts, leave the top portion flat so that it could be inserted into the binding.

  3. Cut out a backing piece the same size as the shape cut.

  4. Five or six hearts will be needed.

Sewing The Shapes

  1. Take the front of the heart and backing to the heart and place them right sides together.

  2. Sew a 1/4" seam allowance along the perimeter of the heart except the top. Leave the top open for turning it right side out.

  3. Turn the heart right side out and press.

  4. If desired, topstitch an 1/8" seam allowance along the edge of the heart.


Making The Binding

  1. Cut one or two: 2 1/4" by width of fabric strips. Two can be cut and pieced together if wanting a longer bunting. More hearts can be added on at this point.

  2. Fold in each short end a 3/8" with wrong sides together.

  3. Fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press.

  4. Fold each half in half again lengthwise with with wrong sides together and meeting in the center. Press it.

  5. Fold both halves together lengthwise right sides together and press.


Placing The Hearts In The Binding

  1. Lay the binding out so that the top of the heart can be placed inside of it.

  2. Add all the hearts and space them about 2" apart or as desired.

  3. Close the binding using pins or clips.


Sewing The Hearts To The Binding And Make End Loops

  1. Topstitch an 1/8" seam allowance or edge stitch around the perimeter of the binding to enclose the hearts.

  2. Take each end and fold over about an 1".

  3. Stitch 1/8" seam allowance across the end to make a hanging loop.

The bunting is complete and ready to hang. These buntings can be made easily with all types of shapes (Triangle, square, rectangle). They are fun and quick to make. It is a perfect decoration for your next party or gathering.


These fabrics were provided by Benartex LLC. The fabric line can be found in your local fabric store.


Thank you for following along in my sewing journey.






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