Monday, February 14, 2011

{tutorial} i {heart} bunting... {pt 2}

We left off here ready to sew the backing onto each of our flags. 

If you missed {part 1} of this tutorial which explained how to cut and hand stitch your flags, you can go back and find it here.

{part 2}

If you wish to leave out this part you could cut your original triangle flags with a scalloped 
edge rotary cutter and leave them as is.

In this case we are sewing on a yellow backing as I love the padded look it gives the bunting.

To begin, cut out enough yellow triangles to pair with each of your existing flags.

Lie each of your pairs right sides together and sew a 1/4 inch from the edge starting at the top right hand corner to the tip and then turning, sew back to the upper left corner.

Next, turn each of your flags inside out to reveal the lettering/right side of fabrics.
(HINT: I use a blunt pencil or the eraser end of a pencil to gently push out
 the tip to make a defined point)

~ They will look something like this: ~

And here, showing the yellow backing fabric...

The next step is to iron your flags flat - do this slowly, from the point so that you ensure the backing fabric is not ironed on top of your coloured front flag. The seams tend to iron down pretty happily the correct way! :) be continued...

The next post will show how to bind your flags together using the same technique as binding a quilt. You can find {part 3} of this tutorial HERE!