Gather your materials together. You will need - some fabric, an iron, some Wunderweb (or hemming tape), some ribbon, scissors, a pencil and some card.
|Webbing tape from the Range - on special offer!|
Cut yourself a triangular "bunting shape" template. You need to cut it out of card so that it stays rigid. Lay it out on the back of your fabric and use a pencil to draw around it. Then flip it over at the top so that you are drawing a diamond shape. (The reason you do this is so you can fold the diamond in half to create double-sided bunting that is stuck together through the middle.....)
|Fold your template in half to check that it's symmetrical.|
Cut out several fabric diamonds from a variety of fabrics. The number you will need depends on how long you want your bunting to be. Lay them out and play around with different sequences!
|Scandinavian style fabrics from Ikea.|
Now comes the ironing part! Firstly, you need to fold your diamond in half (wrong sides facing) and iron the top crease flat.
Open it back out and lay the ribbon along the middle line. Cut some lengths of hemming tape and lay them along the edge. Don't leave any gaps or the fabric will come apart!
|Use the hemming tape to create a triangle around the bottom piece.|
Ok, so now comes the ironing part! Fold the top triangle over at the crease and iron over the top. The iron needs to be on quite a hot setting and I put a tea towel underneath just in case anything went wrong. (By the way, I didn't steal that napkin from Jamie's Italian, I got someone else to nick it for me! As my mother says, I was not raised that way. But she didn't mention anything about receiving stolen goods......)
Iron on all your triangles/ diamonds leaving a gap between each one on the ribbon. Hang somewhere pretty and enjoy! Tell all your friends how clever you are.