Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting
Christmas bunting is quick, fun and reusable year after year! So if you’re looking for a simple yet smart Christmas decoration you can make at home, then you’ll just love this Christmas bunting project from the wonderful Debbie Shore. Follow Debbie Shore’s straight-forward step-by-step instructions below, and from a pack of 6 fat quarters, you’ll be able to make a double-sided string of about 90” in length. It’s just perfect for adding a little festive cheer to window frames, doorways and mantelpieces. If you want to make your fabric go even further, simply use a plain fabric for the backing.
Debbie Shore’s Top Tip: It helps to use a non-directional print to avoid wastage, but if your bunting will be against a wall, simply use the upside-down print on the back!
You Will Need:
- 1 pack of 5 Christmas fat quarters
- 100” bias binding
- Red and green felt for the holly
- Rotary fabric cutter or fabric scissors
- Sewing Machine (optional)
- Sewing needle
Debbie Shore’s Christmas Bunting:
Cut your fabric into 8” wide strips, then cut triangles measuring 6” across the top. You will find a rotary cutter, ruler and mat useful here!
Sew the triangles right sides together, leaving the tops open. Snip off the point.
Turn the right side out and press. Trim across the tops to make straight.
Fold the bias binding in half, and press. Slip the binding over the pennants, leaving a gap in between each one of 1.5”. Pin or clip in place, then sew.
From some green and red felt, cut out a handful of holly leaves and red circles for berries. Don’t worry about them all being exactly the same size!
Glue the leaves to the bunting in groups of two or three, then add berries to finish.
You could add a bit more detail by embroidering veins along the centre of the leaves, and red beads would look good instead of the felt I used for berries! Once your handmade Christmas Bunting is complete, hang it up in a window, across a doorframe or along your mantelpiece for instant festive feel-good!
For more inspirational sewing ideas from Debbie Shore, check out her fantastic book right here!