Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting.
A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here I go again!
Thankfully the baby has a lovely short name, Dylan.
So, first of all, I cut out some triangles and then rummaged in my button box for suitable buttons.
As this will be going in a nursery, I stick the buttons down with UHU glue (it dries clear and doesn’t discolour with age) and then hand sew the buttons on, once the glue is dry. It’s worth taking the time to do this securely, babies and buttons really don’t mix.
Once I like the layout, I get sticking and sewing…
I’ve kept a restricted colour scheme with yellow and white fabric and blue buttons and used a bright yellow thread to stitch the buttons on.
As you can see above, I’ve used a contrasting fabric on the back, by folding over the corners it makes the bunting more interesting.
Get yourself a bit of ribbon or bias binding or tape and lay the bunting flags evenly along the ribbon. I used the cotton reel as a spacer. You could measure!
Then I sewed along the front, folded the tape over and went over again. You could do this in one go, my ribbon was quite narrow so I didn’t want to miss catching the bunting.
I sewed a metal ring at the ends and that’s it, ready to pack up and send off,
I’ve done a card to match
and now it’s making it’s way to the family, hope they like it.