bunting tutorial and giveaway

i just love me a good bunting. don’t you? if you don’t, well, this isn’t quite the tutorial for you. but if you do, stick around! i’m gonna show you how to make one!

i am making an autumn one. (can’t you tell) 

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You’ll need:

heat n bond, fabric, interfacing, bias tape, or quilt binding, pinking shears, and a rotary cutter sure is handy but not necessary.

first, make your triangle pattern, i cut mine out of cardstock. of course it can be as large or small as you like! my triangle was 6 inches across the top, and 6.5 inches down each side.

cut out your fabric and interfacing! cut out two pieces for each bunt (?), for this particular bunting there are 6 letters, so i cut out four per fabric since i had 3 fabrics picked out.

adhere interfacing according to the directions.

so this is what you should have! don’t worry if the interfacing hangs off the side because you can’t cut straight. it will all come off later!

now trace your letters on the heat n bond BACKWARDS please. i used some chipboard letters from my sadly neglected scrapbook stash. apply to your fabric. (back side if there is one)

PAINSTAKINGLY cut out your letters. just kidding. it doesn’t take long, maybe 5 minutes. sharp little scissors are great for this!

adhere to your fabric triangles..

..then pin to the coordinating back. or mix it up! my slight ocd tendencies would not let me.

sew about 1/2 inch around the sides.

trim with the pinking shears..

then lay it out on your trim, folding it over and pinning it down where you like it.

sew. i fold over the trim edges and sew them down. easy peasy!

enjoy!

speaking of enjoying, how would you like to win this little bunting?

good, i’m glad you said yes, cause this is my september giveaway! yess.

to enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite thing about autumn!

mine is: my birthday is in autumn!

i will pick a winner on tuesday night (sept 22nd), so comments are open until that evening! sorry, only the continental US…for shipping reasons. :D

happy fall!

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Comments

  1. I love the bunting! And I love autumn, too! My favorite part is the cool nights. I love opening the windows and wrapping up in a blanket.

  2. I love autumn because my birthday is in October, and I love pumpkins and Halloween!

    Love your blog – always inspiring!

  3. I love fall (autumn) because of the crunch of leaves and that smell in the air when it starts to get cold out! Love it!

  4. Today is my birthday! I love all of your crafts. I love autumn because of the leaves changing, the weather changing, and it being the coziest time of year!

  5. Cute cute!!! I love autumn because of the smells. Pumpkin pie and cinnamon begin to pervade stores. I love pumpkin picking, and watching the leaves change! I love getting my pumpkin spice latte at starbucks too, only available in autumn! Also, HALLOWEEN!!! making costumes and getting free candy?!!! I lovvve autumn!

  6. My favorite thing is anything apple or pumpkin. I just LOVE the smells of all the spices that are used in apple cider and pumpkin pie-its truly the best thing ever!

  7. Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year! I love the colors, the smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and wood smoke. I love harvest time, cool evenings, and crisp fall leaves. The fact my birthday and Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) are in Autumn also helps. =)

    The bunting is adorable!

  8. Pleaaase pick me:) I love that Autumn is a bit drier and still not so cold;) I love the rich warm colors and woodsey outdoor scents that you can let in when it is not to hot or cold! I love the beach because all the tourists have gone home and kid’s are back in school!!

  9. oh so cute! you are so crafty. i hope i win because our anniversary is the 22nd! woo-hoo! and i love EVERYTHING about fall… it’s my favorite season.

  10. my favorite part of autumn is the smell of yummy cinnamon candles burning and the leaves changing color!

    autumn is def the BEST time of YEAR!

    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas! :)

  11. I love this bunting and how easy you make it for me.

    I have yet to make a bunting and I just might have to make this one….it looks adorable!

  12. Just found your blog and I love it! I am dying to make a bunting, but would love to win this one! My favorite thing about autumn is Thanksgiving. There is nothing better than family and food!

  13. This is so cute and fun! My favorite thing about autumn is definitely going to the pumpkin patch and everything that follows! Pumpkin carving, toasted pumpkin seeds and yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies :)

  14. Too stinkin’ cute! you make it look so easy. I love Autumn because it’s perfect weather for tailgating at football games and eating chili dogs!

  15. SOUP! My favorite thing about Autumn is soup… like Butternut Squash. Mmmmm. But, if I win, my favorite thing about Autumn will be this gorgeous bunting!

  16. I love autumn! I love the yummy scents of fall and the leaves and change in seasons!

  17. so very, very cute! i need to get me a pair of pinking shears stat!

    i love everything about autumn but i think best of all is the chilly breeze that blows through the air and the smell that accompanies it. oh, and crunching leaves when i walk!

  18. Holy…look at your following!!! Awesome Jess! You are oh so cool. Okay, I had no idea these were called ‘buntings’…no clue. I love autumn because of the leaves. I don’t htink I should win though because I was the lucky recipient of the summer banner that you made, you gotta spread the love, aren’t I SO unselfish?! Anyway, looking awesome as always! Love you!

  19. Adorable!

    My favorite part of autumn is the farmer’s market…pumpkins for carving and pies, hay rides, and the corn maze!

  20. Cute bunting! Autumn is my favorite because of the awesome weather. Not too hot or cold. Time for heartier stews and yummy hot desserts.

  21. I love sitting out side with the wind blowing slightly and swinging. Also I love Halloween because of all the cute costumes!

  22. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I love bunting!!

    I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:

    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-bunting-to-mark-special-days/2009/09/21/

    –Anne

  23. Forgot to add: The link will go live today at 3:15 pm CST

  24. My favorite thing about autumn is the sound of leaves crunching underneath my feet.
    Love the bunting Jessica!

  25. I love this! Autumn is my FAVORITE time of the year!!! I count down the days until the first day of fall so I can go crazy with my fall decorations..I can’t wait! Everything good happens in the fall…our anniversary and my daughters birthday are just a couple! I am glad you enjoy fall as much as I do! Go autumn!!!

  26. So cute!!! Autumn is my favorite time of year because it means back-to-school (fresh notebooks, pens and crayons), even though I haven’t been in school for over fifteen years! :)

  27. I love autumn because of the fashion. Sweaters, boots, scarves. I love it all!

  28. YES!!! I had a feeling you were going to do this!!! I LOOOOOVE that sign! SO CUTE!! But oh my goodness there are SO many comments on here i don’t stand a chance! but i’ll try anyway because we have ZERO fall decorations for our new apartment! ok-My favorite thing about fall is pretty much everything (I think we talked about this?) But my most favoritest i think is the smell (in Oregon) and the crisp air/weather and the smell of the pumpkin spice candles and mmmmmm candy corns! And Just the fact that ti starts out the holiday season! LOVE that!!!! hee hee thats more than one, but i’m tellin ya, i LOVE the fall!!! :)

  29. I love pie…yep for some reason fall makes me want to eat pumpkin and apple pie until I have to pull out the maternity pants again so I have something that fits. :)

  30. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  31. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  32. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  33. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  34. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  35. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  36. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  37. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  38. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  39. precious bunting! i love autumn b/c my sweet little girl was born in september:).

  40. too cute! i was thinking of making one of these but winning it would be better! i love autumn…my favorite season. love the colors, weather and the food that goes along with it!!!

  41. That is so adorable! Autumn is my very fave season. :)

  42. I love this. I’m going to try this for myself. =)

    My favorite thing about autumn is the cooler temps, perfect for football and sweatshirts. =)

  43. My favorite thing about Autumn ( besides the glorious colors) is that I once had a student named Autumn who introduced me to HER favorite Autumn treat: popcorn soup! Make a yummy tomato soup ( homemade is best). Toss fresh salty popcorn into the soup like croutons. Only put in as much as you can eat quickly because soggy popcorn is not as yummy as crunchy popcorn. Keep the popcorn handy and toss it in as you eat the soup! Delish. ( I really want to win the banner!)
    Love ya,
    Aunt Laura

  44. I love autumn because of the smells…cinnamon spice, pumpkin, and the crisp air, to name a few. I also love Autumn becuase it marks the beginning of the holidays!

    Love your blog by the way!

  45. So nice, though -we in Chile are starting spring- but I can always keep it for next autumn, I also have friends in the States for the address, so I’m just wishing to be the lucky one!

  46. By the way, I love walking when autumn leaves are falling, I love spring too! All the flowers and colors!

  47. I love Autumn,because it reminds me always of my “Mom” she loved the smell of the crisp air,& the smells of neighbor folks when they cleaned & raked their leaves & burned them,she really loved that smell (fresh burnt leaves,so “Autumn”like),she felt “Fall” was by far the prettiest of the 4 seasons,just because there was & is so much color “everywhere” its the intense explosion of the firey,reds,golds,browns,yellows,greens,oranges,its just so “Wow” (heart popping,eye cathching & exhilrating), its almost a
    symphony with splashes of color,she really loved Fall.
    So each yr when fall arrives I make a special time to look up and tell her “I” am remembering & enjoying for her”( I also let her know that we all love & miss her always)I know she looks down & smiles..Thats what EVERY Autumn is to me!
    Tess :}

  48. wow what awesome fall memories and fun things you have all reminded me of! here’s to fall!

  49. I love Autumn, because the leaves crunch and rustle as you walk and the trees seem to be talking to as the dry leaves rub against each other.

  50. So happy to find you on craft gossip!!! Oh, autumn… then end of me is the pumpkin scone at starbucks. Dreamy. I use mind powers when I am in line and their is only one left, willing those in front of me to choose another pastry. too bad I don’ have any mind powers in reality…

  51. Oh I love this! I just found your blog a month ago or so and LOVE all your ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Favorite thing is most definitely the cooler weather and the menu changes – bring on the stew and pies! A welcome change after a summer of salads and BBQs!

  53. I love this…so cute and so easy!
    I love the smell of fall and the cooler temperatures in the morning.

  54. Awesome! My daughters name is Autumn (she was also born in the Autumn). I’ll be making one of these for her room. Thanks!

  55. Hi from Italy!
    I’ve seen your blog today for the first time looking for bunting tutorials.
    I like this one very much and I’d like to link it (anche your blog) on my blog next autumn. I’ll write a post and I’ll write this is your work, your links and so on. Hope you won’t be upset! Otherwise write me.
    You can find me here:
    jo-wanderer.blogspot.com

    Unfortunately I write almost everything in italian, sorry!
    Have fun!

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