Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mini Bunting Tutorial

Sorry that we haven't blogged in a while. My mom was diagnosed with Complete Placenta Previa the other day. So she has to lay low until it moves. So I am blogging for now.


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Don't these look real? These are actually made out of coffee filters. We got the tutorial off Martha Stewart here. We have been making buntings, Paper Letters, and coffee filter roses over the week and weekend.

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I have been making mini buntings for the lampshades (you can't see them that well in the big picture). I decided to post a tutorial on them




Mini Buntings
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8 scraps of fabric
Ric-rac or ribbon
Thread or glue
1. First pick out your 8 scraps of fabric.



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2. Choose a random one, and cut one 10 1/2 x 1 1/4 inch strip out of it.

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3. Line up your cutting ruler to 1 1/4 inches and cut the strip.


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Making this:

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Keep cutting squares until there is a little stub of fabric left. This should make about 8 squares.

4. This looks tricky but it isn't. Line up your cutting ruler so that the line goes from the corner of one square to the bottom middle of it. Slice it and do the same with the other side.

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5. It should now look something like this (sorry that it's a little blurry).

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6. Do the same with all of the squares. When you are done with that, go back step 2 and do it with all of the fabric scraps.

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7. You have two options on this step (a) Put your ric-rac under your foot and place a flag infront of the foot and sew it onto the ric-rac face down. Repeat with all of the flags.

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or (b) Glue each of the flags onto the ric-rac face down.

8. Bring the ends of the ric-rac together and sew or glue them together. Turn it inside-out and tada! You're done!!!!

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7 comments:

  1. The bunting looks great. Please pass on my best wishes yo your mum. I am a big believer of signs, maybe this was hers to slow down. That little bub is just making sure Mumma is going to be in fine form! Love your blog, keep up the great work. From sunny and very hot Oman ... Bye

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  2. I hope your mom is doing better.

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  3. Love this blog, girls! Keep the ideas coming, and keep Mommy off her feet! Love, Christine, Lauren & Caitlin

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  4. At least give us an update! I was due about the same time as you and have checked back, and would love to hear how things are going!

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