I can get my craft on!
Using up some left over fabric I decided to make some bunting to use when we next have a garden party/ BBQ. I used my favourite app, Pinterest, to find a pattern and instructions and luckily they were great.
I started off by cutting out the triangles with scissors, and for the back I cut up some old curtains so I wasn’t using my nice fabric unnecessarily. Next stage was to set up my friends sewing machine, which I had borrowed, which was a mammoth task!
I sewed the flags inside out and once I had sewed all of the bunting pieces I quickly ironed each piece so it was nice and flat.
The next decision involved what to use as the thread as I initially wanted to use some of my beautiful, thin lace but unfortunately I didn’t think it would be strong enough. So I rushed off to our local Range shop to see what they had, luckily, they had this lovely pink thread with cute bobble design, and only for £1. Bargin!
I attached the thread along the top of the bunting with pins and I was able to use 10 bobbles between each flag as a clear guideline for accuracy.
And there you have it, my first independent craft project completed! I’m really pleased with the end result, I’m just looking forward to the weather improving so I can invite everyone around and put it up!
(Obviously, this is the sugar coated version and I haven’t mentioned the numerous times I had to re-thread the sewing machine and you may notice in the picture there are only 11 flags, when I made 12. Unfortunately, 1 fell on the floor! Oh well, its all a learning process, and I enjoyed it immensely whilst I was doing it. 🙂 )