Friday, July 2, 2010

July 4th Bunting

The other day I was struck with the notion to make some 4th Of July decorations. I decided to make a patriotic bunting. I had some red and blue material that I simply cut (with pinking sheers) into large triangles. Then I cut out some white stars and sewed them on. I just use the satin stitch on my machine to attach them. I figure if they do fray any it'll give them that authentic old look. The boys were convinced I was sewing a flag the evening I was working on this. They saw the red material, the blue and some stars laying on my craft desk. When I denied making a flag they left the room and continued to "spy" on me from the adjoining doorway incase I was tricking them!

Clearly in the above picture I forgot to snip a thread on that blue triangle! I didn't finish off the triangles either. I simply cut them out with pinking sheers the same way I did the party bunting. I sewed them all onto a 'just long enough' piece of bias tape that I had in my sewing box. I think, it could have been one or two triangles longer to fit in the doorway a little better, but it's quite nice as it is too. Ironically Australia's flag is red white and blue too so I could get away with hanging this up for Australia Day, but honestly I'm seeing green and gold bunting in our future for that...

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Those are really cute! We have been playing around with felt lately and I have plenty of red, white, and blue. We may copy this idea and see how it goes.