Mr. & Mrs. Bunting
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Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 7 Dies - Serif Essentials
- Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
Other Supplies: Hessian, Coloured Fabrics, Fusible Web, Iron, Lace (length will depend on your chosen number of bunting pieces), Needle and thread or Sewing Machine, Pins, Ribbon (length will depend on your chosen number of bunting pieces)
- Before you start, ensure your hessian is ironed if needed, and that your contrast fabric is backed with double sided iron-on fabric bonding.
- Using your chosen alphabet letters, cut out the letters for your bunting message, making sure you place the fabric right side down so the letters come out correctly.
- Die-cut two hessian bunting triangles per letter of your message, plus a pair per space between words. Also die-cut a pair of the double point bunting shapes for each end of the bunting message.
- Arrange the letters of your message onto your hessian bunting triangles, ensuring each is central, and leaves enough room for seam allowances all round. Once happy with the position, peel off backing paper and iron in place to secure.
- Stitch around each letter by hand or machine.
- Arrange lace along the two lower edges of your hessian bunting, keeping the ‘bottom’ of the lace pointed in towards your letter so that once turned out the lace will ‘hang’ in the direction you want it to. At the same time pin another piece of hessian on top of the lettered hessian, making sure you catch all the layers of hessian and lace when pinning.
- Use a 1cm seam allowance along the two long edges of the bunting and repeat for all lettered bunting.
- Make up the remaining pairs of bunting triangles and double point shapes, placing right sides together, pinning and stitching using a 1cm seam allowance along each of the hanging edges.
- Trim excess hessian at the point of each bunting triangle, and turnout, carefully using a chopstick or pen to push each point fully out the right way.
- Trim the top of the bunting pieces, removing any stray threads, and neaten up any uneven edges.
- Arrange bunting pieces in the correct order along your length of ribbon with equal spacing, leaving a length at each end for tying the bunting up when finished. Pin the ribbon over the top edge of each piece to enclose the raw edges of bunting, and stitch along the length of the ribbon, close to the edge to give an even seam allowance along the top of the bunting.