Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Bunting Banners

The list of stuff I’m optimistically planning to DIY for the wedding is currently about as long as my arm….Now its not much more than 7 months away I decided it was probably about time to make a start on things.

I have to say I’m not a big fan of bunting, (sorry mum) I think it’s just one of those things that has been somewhat overdone in the last few years. However I did love the idea of stringing up a few rustic-looking bunting banners in various places.

All I used to make these was some off-white linen/cotton blend, black thread and ivory bias binding and they took not much more than a morning to do all three. I cut out two of each flag to sew together so there would be no raw edges, and using bias binding to finish the top edge doubles as the ribbon to hang it up. I drew on the letters in washable ink and then freehand stitched over the lines, just how I do my skyline pillows.
My sister found this cute little wooden suitcase for me in the flea market. It’s over 100 years old and was a steal at just £15. I’ve been planning on making it into storage for all my thread and sewing supplies but hadn’t got round to it yet, so as cliched as it is these days, I thought it would make a great card box.
I may make a couple more banners at some point, I definitely intend to do one for the dessert table we’re planning. Maybe saying... ‘Let them eat cake!’

Emily Kate.

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