The (Not Royal) Wedding Bunting

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…

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10 Responses to The (Not Royal) Wedding Bunting

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow, that is a whole lot posher than the bunting I whipped up!! Just pinking-sheared edges to mine.
    I’m sure your friend will be delighted!!

    S x

  2. Ashley says:

    That’s lovely! 🙂 It looks very neat.
    Ashley x

  3. Liz says:

    That is so pretty!

  4. MacDoodle says:

    I have a ton of left over fabrics in my stash and if you emailed me the instructions, I would be glad to make and donate a few flags for such a worthy cause 🙂 Then it would just be a case of adding them to your bias strips.

    You give a lot of pleasure with this blog and it would be a way to express thanks.

    (hope this doesn’t sound too crawly lol)

  5. lizajane says:

    Fun! I’ve never seen it with ric rac before.

  6. Debi says:

    Great! I’ll have to check out that book!

  7. Law says:

    Nice! I like the curvyness of these triangles. After my recent foray into patchwork i am looking for a good book to give me more ideas. I’ll have to check this one out!

  8. pinqueen says:

    Are they getting married in the meadow?! I LOVE the idea of that. I’d like to have a simple wedding and come home to caterers and a bbq at home. Fingers crossed the weather holds for them, and the bunting is lovely – Catherine and Wills should have commissioned you!!

  9. Lisa says:

    Aww what lovely bunting , I could really do with making some for my kiddies parties .

  10. ooobop says:

    So absolutely lovely. The shape of the bunting is so cute. I have made some standard triangle bunting before… only 2m of… so I can really appreciate how long this is taking you. She must be a jolly good friend!

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