A friend is getting married this summer and has a vintage theme to her wedding, to take place in an Oxford meadow. She’s asked me to make her some bunting, so I decided to do a trial run to make sure she liked what I could do.
We talked about colour schemes and she sent me some tea towels she’d seen and liked. Tea towels – top tip! I sourced some fabric of my own, knowing that she wanted travel and writing to be themes of the wedding day.
I used Mandy Shaw’s Quilt Yourself Gorgeous book for the templates. This is my fourth completed project from this book (with more planned) so it’s been a worthwhile investment. I love Mandy’s relaxed narrative style.
I made my own bias binding from some left over Cath Kidston curtain fabric, sewing four strips together to make one huge strip that was 4cm deep by 178cm. I left a 5cm gap between each piece of bunting. I sewed much more carefully than if I’d been making this for myself!
So this is my template, taking about two hours to make from cutting out to final press:
Yeah, I’m pretty pleased with this make. I hope my friend is too – these will be going in the post to her for approval. How many more of these do I need to make? That depends. There’s a whole field to be decorated! I just hope I don’t end up making bunting in my sleep…