Owl Bunting with Fabric Flowers

This is an extra special bunting that is sure to liven up any room it is put into! I love making items to celebrate each season in our home. I think this will add the perfect touch to the Autumn season that is now upon us.
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This wasn’t a quick project. I did it over time, but it was worth the wait. Making the bunting was actually the quickest part! It was the flowers that were time intensive, but I think they were worth the effort, adding that bit of extra specialness to the project.
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I love the colours and of course the owls are adorable! This project was intended to use up some of my fabric stash and I have to say bunting is an excellent project to do just that. From the Patchwork Edge Trim that used up 10cm wide pieces of material to odd scraps that were used to make flowers. The following measurements will make bunting that’s about 4 metres – long enough to drape wherever you like. Of course you could adapt it to make the bunting shorter.

{you will need…}
-fabric of your choice 10cm wide to create the edge trim about 4 metres long
-42 fabric pieces of your choice, 15cm x 16cm
-fabric scraps of your choice
-20 buttons

{what you do…}

  1. Create your edge trim about 4 metres long, or to your desired length.
  2. Create a triangle pattern that is 15cm across the base and 16cm to its point. Using pinking shears, cut the 15cm x 16cm scraps into triangle-shaped pennants.
  3. Place two pennants wrong sides together and sew around the edges. Repeat with all the pennant sections, for a total of 21 pennants.
  4. Beginning at one end of the edge trim, start sewing it closed. After about 30cm, place a pennant inside the trim and sew it in place. Continue another 5cm, then add your next pennant. Continue spacing your pennants 5cm apart until you have used them all. Leave a 30cm tail of trim with no pennants at the end. (At this point you have a reversible bunting garland that you could display).
  5. {Flowers} I used my Sizzix Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L and Blossom Party Originals dies to cut scraps of fabric into flowers.
  6. Select a large flower, a medium flower and a smaller flower in colours of your choosing. Layer them together, place a button in the centre of the layered flower and place on the edge trim in the space between two pennants. Using a needle and thread sew through the trim, fabric flowers and the button to hold it all in place. Repeat, for a total of 20 flowers.

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