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Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting

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:

Debbie Shore’s Christmas Bunting:

Step 1:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

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!

Step 2:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

Sew the triangles right sides together, leaving the tops open. Snip off the point.

Step 3:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

Turn the right side out and press. Trim across the tops to make straight.

Step 4:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

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.

Step 5:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

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!

Step 6:

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

Glue the leaves to the bunting in groups of two or three, then add berries to finish.

Debbie Shore Christmas Bunting step-by-step image

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!

 



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