I think that bunting can give any party a really simple but unique touch and the best part about making it yourself: it’s totally customizable. I made this chevron patterned one in blue and green for a baby shower, but you can make any pattern with any colors and you can make it as long or short as you like! I had planned to look online to find a good tutorial on but as the time ticked down to the shower I was in a rush and I just decided to wing it. It turned out great and was so easy, which got me thinking about how valuable it would be to know how to make it because bunting so versatile too… whether it be a shower, an engagement party, anniversary, birthday, kid’s party, etc. the list goes on and on. Try making one for your next party!
Start by deciding one your colors. As I mentioned before I used apple green and navy blue and I also incorporated a painted chevron pattern so I used white too. I made the triangles out of solid colored broadcloths but if you can find a pattern you like grab that! You can make the triangles as big and as small as you like, just make a template for them in whatever your word processing program is. I used pages to make a 7″ x 8″ triangle, printed it onto card stock and then cut it out. Use this as your pattern to cut your pieces for as many points as you like (you’ll need to triangles for each point on the bunting). Mine was just for the fireplace mantle so I did enough triangles for two green, two navy and four white (to make two green chevron and two navy chevron). Sew along the two long edges of each triangle with the right sides facing, clip the corner on the tip, flip right side out and press. Once you have as many points finished as you like, you can paint the white ones (if you’re painting a design, if not just skip this step). I cut 1″ painters tape in half and eyeballed a chevron pattern (it was much less labor intensive than taping off the chevrons for the table runner) and painted it in the colors I needed.
Once you have all of your points made and the paint is completely dry, pin them in between double fold bias tape. You can customize this step too… use whatever color, whatever width (I used extra wide), pin the points touching each other or with as much distance between them as you like. Then stitch right along the edge and voila you’re done!