Hi everyone!  With Christmas fast approaching, its time to think of decorating the house or even my studio space.   So with Sizzix Bigz die Snowflake Ornament, I've rustled up some snowflake bunting for the house and studio.

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So first of all I gathered a few items:

Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflake Ornament (658740)

selection of fabrics, double sided fusible web (Bondaweb), starch, pre-made Bias Binding

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In order to get a nice crisp cut and a relatively stiff finish to the fabrics I starched them heavily first.  I cut strips the width of the fabric about 5" wide, sufficient to completely cover the cutting area of the die.  Using the Bondaweb, I fused 2 layers of fabrics together to make my snowflakes double sided.  Once I done all the preparation was done, I layered up fused strips  in sets of 3's and passed them through the Sizzix Big Shot Plus.

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The next step is to stitch the snowflakes into the the bias binding.  This decorative linen bias binding was just too perfect not to use!

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Using matching thread I left about half the width of a snowflake between the edge of one and the next as they were sewn into the bias binding.

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The fabrics have worked really well in this project, it could easily be done with felt to great effect too.  It would be great to get the kids involved decorating the snowflakes with beads, sequins or even some decorative stitches.

So there you have it, Snowflake bunting all ready for hanging and decorating.  A quick and easy project to get you into the Christmas spirit.   I hope you have a go at making your own too!

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