I am quite fond of a little bunting decoration. I think when used minimally and not too over the top, it can be a rather cheerful accessory to have scattered around the home.
So I thought I would create a tutorial for a more modern – bunting style. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a huge, huge fan of triangle bunting however I thought it would be fun to shake things up a little with this rhombus (diamond) shaped bunting. I think its the perfect shaped bunting for 2014; I feel it suggests a slightly edgy – geo feel instead of rustic – country look. Would you too agree?? I totally think it would look fabulous in any style home!
- Hemp or Burlap fabric – I purchased my hemp fabric from Spotlight, it was backed with a non removable plastic, so there was absolutely no need to sew the edges of my bunting. Yay!!
- A diamond / rhombus shape – I sketched a diamond shape onto grid paper first. The easiest way to do this is to decide on how big you want your diamond shape to be and simply remember that all four sides of the rhombus are equal
- A sewing Machine or needle – you can sew your rhombus shapes onto your twine with a sewing machine or alternatively you could hand-sew, glue, peg or staple yours on.
- Using your diamond shaped pattern, pin it on to your hemp fabric and cut out your shapes
- I cut out around 12 rhombus shapes in total
- I folded over the top of my rhombus shape a few centimetres and sewed the edges over my twine rope
- Lastly hang your bunting up somewhere fabulous like over a table or on a wall or above a window.
I hope you enjoy!