Monday, 28 May 2012

Red, White and Blue Baby Bunting

Just in time for next week-end and all the patriotic festivities to follow, a very quick and easy baby bunting project.


I used pale blue ric-rac and red, white and blue felt. The flag are triangles 7.5cm at the base with the point 7.5cm long. For about 2m of bunting I cut 27 triangles (9 red, 9 white and 9 blue) out of a rectangle of felt, or just use up your scraps.
You can use pinking shears for a zig-zag edge
 Then cut 27 squares, mine are 3cm.
Sew the button through the square to create your mini bunting flags in any pattern combination your like. My buttons came from Sew Sweet and Emma also sells the felt.
Sew the triangles onto the ric-rac, I tried spacing them apart, but they just didn't look right, so I put my triangles next to each other. You could use ribbon instead of ric-rac, but the ric-rac hooks over itself making it very easy to tie on and stay put!
I'm going to visit Wendy at Handmade Harbour and all the other wonderful bloggers for this week's Handmade Monday
Enjoy the sunshine!
Jo x

8 comments:

tickledpinkcrafts said...

So simple, but so effective. Looks lovely. xx

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Very nice, I love ric-rac, used to use it a lot in dress-making many, many years ago. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

Love it. I've just made some mini bunting too - so cute! I love the buttons on yours too x

Mythillogical said...

Have to agree with Wendy on the buttons- very cute indeed!

Sarah - Dragonfly-Jersey said...

They're really sweet xx

Picto said...

I remember when my mum used to put a row of ric-rac on the crease line when she let a hem down on my dresses.
It looks really effective on the bunting.

Jan x

dreamstar said...

Your bunting looks sweet, well done but i have to admit my eyes were distracted in your first photo by your 2 gorgeous owls!

knitnrun4sanity said...

What a great idea! Really effective, well done.