How to make Bunting from Vintage Books
I admit it, I Heather, am a HUGE fan of bunting. I google it, etsy it, and have it all around our house. I found this (amazing) tutorial on TwoandSix blog. Bunting! Vintage! Books! Of course I squealed with gleeeeee! I haven’t made it yet..I do have a sewing machine and HAVE to as soon as possible.
Trim the edges off the page. My page measures 4 1/2 inches wide x the height of the original page.
Measure 2 1/4 inches along the bottom, mark and cut from this centre point to the top corners to form a triangle.
Fold over top edge 1 inch.
Trim off the little overhanging pieces.
Cut your length of string (mine is 4 metres long). I work from the middle out, so measure 2 metres and start from here. Lay sting in folded crease and apply a small blob of craft glue. This will prevent your flags from sliding around.
Secure with a paper clip for a minute or so, allowing glue to dry.
Repeat with the rest of your paper flags. I have 15 flags per bunting with 2 1/2 inch spaces between each one.
Now machine sew across each flag using a nice straight stitch. I sew 1/4 inch in from the edge. I also leave some nice ‘flyaway’ lengths of cotton each end!