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Hi friends! I'm Paige from we three pilgrims. I love Laura's blog! She's an incredibly creative and fun person, and I am super glad to be here sharing this tutorial with you. This is an easy and fast way to sew a strand of bunting. Welcome spring into your space with something pretty!
1. Collect your materials: you'll need some pretty fabric, coordinating double fold bias tape (a 4 yd. package), a small circular plate or saucer, a piece of paper and pencil, scissors or pinking shears, a fabric marking pen (air or water soluble), pins, and a sewing machine.
2. Place the plate/saucer on your paper and trace the circle. Cut the circle out.
3. Fold the circle in half, and then fold it in half again. Cut along one fold, leaving you with a folded half-circle. That fold marks the center.
4. Open your bias tape, and notice the creases left over from the way it was wrapped around the cardboard. Starting at one end, count the creases until you find the fourth. Using your fabric marking pen, mark that fourth crease, and then skip one, marking every other crease. Your last marked crease should also be the fourth from the other end. There should be twelve marks in all for a four yard package of bias tape.
5. Using your half-circle pattern and fabric marking pen, mark out and cut twelve half-circles out of your material. Pinking shears are great for this! The ends will end up nicely frayed, not stringy. Using the fold in the center of your half-circle, mark the center at the top of each piece you cut from the fabric.
6. Open the bias tape and place the half-circles inside, matching the center with the marked folds. Pin them in place.
7. Sew the bias tape closed with a straight stitch, making sure to sew close to the edge so that the half-circles are secure inside the tape's fold. The trick for sewing a straight line down the bias tape is to let the machine do the work of pulling it through; just guide it straight with your fingers.
8. Once you are finished, trim your threads, remove any marks left from your marking pen, and press. Put your bunting up somewhere pretty! And also make sure you tell at least ten people you made it.
I hope you all enjoy this tutorial, and please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions! xo