How to make name bunting

This gorgeous bunting would look great in any child's bedroom. With a sewing machine and some scraps of fabric you can have this whipped up in an afternoon, we show you how.

This gorgeous name bunting would go down a treat at a craft fair, we show you how to make it in just five easy steps.

You might just want to keep it for yourself, and that’s ok, but if you do want to sell it, it’ll fly off the shelves!

People buy bunting (opens in new tab) from really expensive, boutique shops these days so if you can make it and sell it cheaper they’re sure to want it from you instead.

You could make up lots of letters and leave them unattached, allowing people to pick exactly what names they’d like at the time of purchase.

We love the floral patterns and colours in the example we’ve used but you could choose any theme. Bright colours would look fantastic strung along a plain white ribbon, or you could make a more toned down version using different, more muted colour palettes and patterns.

To make this name bunting you will need

  • Fabrics of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine and threads
  • Ribbon

How to make this bunting

Step 1

Make a pattern for your name. Print out the outlines of each letter and cut them out.

Step 2

Put two pieces of fabric together with the printed sides facing outwards. Pin your letter pattern in place and cut out. Repeat for each letter, using a different fabric each time.

Step 3

Pin the fabrics for each letter together, then sew a zig zag around all the raw edges.

Step 4

Cut out triangles from the fabrics and pin two together, right sides facing outwards. Zig zag stitch around the bottom edges.

Step 5

Pin the letters and triangles onto the ribbon. The name should sit on the front of the ribbon and the triangles to the back. Sew a straight stitch along to hold in place.

Top tip: Use a thick ribbon in a strong colour to finish off this look.

Jessica Dady
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