No Sew Bunting Tutorial
Fabric bunting is one of the simplest, easiest ways to add a little more fun to your decor. Whether for birthday parties, game days, seasonal decor, or just for a kids room, once you find how simple and easy it is to make some fabric bunting, you’ll probably always add it to your decor! This page is for directions on how to make fabric bunting without needing to sew.
Things you’ll need:
Your choice of fabrics
1 piece of card stock
Heat n’ Bond Ultra Hold or No Sew Hem Tape
Ribbon/Ric Rac/String (your choice)
* These directions are for a bunting that will hang on a 6′ mantle with 7 flags *
1. Choose your fabrics.
2. Make a triangle pattern using card stock. (Fold the paper in half, cut from corner to middle then from other corner to middle)
3. Measure where you’d like your bunting to hang. Add 2 feet to that number. This is the amount of ribbon/ric rac/string you’ll want to cut. This will give you enough room to space the flags and enough at the end to tie or pin.
4. To determine the number of flags you’ll be making, use the measurement of where you are wanting to put your bunting (not including the extra 2 feet) and add 1. So if your mantle is 6 feet wide, 6 plus 1. You’ll be making 7 flags.
5. Now it’s time to trace and cut your flags. Since you’ll be making 7 flags, you’ll need 14 triangles of fabric. Use the card stock triangle you made earlier to trace your triangles on the wrong side of the fabric.
6. After you have your triangles cut, you’ll want to spread them out and pair them up. I chose to have the front and back be different fabrics. You can do this or have them be the same, totally a personal choice.
7. Now it’s time to bond the triangles together. Lay one triangle right side down. (If using Heat n’ Bond, you’ll want to cut long strips about .5″ wide.) Make sure your iron setting is correct for the bonding agent you’re using. Use the picture as a guide. You’ll want to add a strip of the bonding agent around the outside edge of the triangle. Place the other triangle right side down as well. This triangle will only need a strip of bonding agent on the top edge of the triangle.
8. Peel off all the paper on the triangle that is outlined with heat n’ bond. Do not remove the small strip of paper from the heat n’ bond on the Using your iron, take the two triangles and fuse them together but stop about 1″ down from the top of the triangle. Once you have them all fused together, you may notice there might be a little longer edge here or there. Now’s the time to trim up any edges that are off.
9. Lay your triangles out in the pattern in which you’d like them to hang.
10. Starting at the middle of your ribbon/ric rac/string, place it in between the layers of your middle triangle. Fold the top piece over, and iron and fuse the layers together. Next go to the end of your ribbon/ric rac/string and go in about 6-8″. This is where you’ll want the outside corner of your triangle to hang. Space the triangles apart and separate the layers so you can fuse the ribbon/ric rac/string in the middle like you just did.
Once you have all the triangles fused to the ribbon/ric rac/string, flip them over and iron along the ribbon/ric rac/string again. Just for a really nice hold on each side.
All done! Hang, and enjoy! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!