Tuesday, February 7, 2012

nursery update: barely-sew fabric bunting

(See this post about my quest to create a sweet, airy nursery for this coming baby.)

I've seen fabric bunting, garland, flags, whatever you want to call them all over the Internet lately. All different colors and sizes. I'm loving the insta-festivity they add to a space without going over-the-top, particularly in kids' bedrooms and/or playrooms.

As a girl who likes to dabble in sewing, I have a few fabric scraps and remnants, so I took it upon myself to make a fabric bunting of my own. Because I still haven't exactly figured out the color scheme for the nursery, I decided to keep things feminine and light but also diverse.

I made up my triangle pattern and cut out a bunch of scraps in that shape. Then I used the pattern to also cut out triangle iron-on interfacing and ironed them together to make things hang more nicely. (This also made it possible to NOT have to sew the edges of each triangle; however, if I were making a two-sided bunting I would've bypassed the interfacing step.)

After interfacing was attached to each triangle, I trimmed all edges with pinking shears and sewed 'em right onto a stream of grosgrain ribbon. I couldn't love how this turned out any more than I do. It adds visual interest to almost a whole wall and brings in some great color.

Plus, hello, free. Yeehaw.

Once again: my older girls want one of these in their room. I'm sensing a trend here...

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