All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting
I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn’t want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting – perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.
Fabric gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
Sewing Tutorial: Kite Shaped Bunting
- Ice lolly fabric by The Craft Cotton Company.
- Ribbon – 1.40m.
How To Sew the Kite shaped bunting
- Draw out two kite templates. These can be as big or as small as you want the kites to be.
- Cut one of the kite templates into 4 sections and cut along the lines. This makes the front of the kite. The remaining whole template makes the back.
- Cut out the fabric pieces leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance. To make 10 bunting kites you will need 10 back pieces and 10 of each of the front pieces.
- Sew together the front pieces, start by taking the top 2 and place right sides together and sew down the side edge to join. Repeat with the bottom 2 pieces. Next join the top and bottom pieces together.
- Cut 10 14cm long pieces from the ribbon.
- Take a kite back piece and place right side facing up, place a piece of the ribbon on top with its bottom raw edge against the bottom of the back piece. Place a kite front on top. Sew around leaving a gap for turning.
- Turn out the right way and sew the gap closed.
- Cut 20 1.5x8cm strips of fabric and tie 2 to each of the kite ribbon tails.
To make the binding:
- Cut 5cm wide strips from the different fabrics.
- Sew together until you have a strip 3m long.
- Fold in the top and bottom edges so they meet in the middle and press.
- Fold in the side edge by 0.5cm and press.
- Fold in half so the top edge meets the bottom edge and press.
- Sew along the bottom edge of the strip to secure.
Kite Shaped Bunting Assembly
- Using a slip stitch attach the kites to the fabric strip.
The tutorial is also available over The Craft Cotton Company blog: