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Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.

Dress up your home for any kind of party with colorful embroidered bunting!

Haunt your home with the Halloween bunting designs at left, or stitch Christmas, springtime, or crafty versions. They're so festive -- just the thing to brighten any season!

   
Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.

Fabric triangles embroidered with beautifully arranged decoration add a beautiful look to your home.

Read on for project instructions!

 


Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.

Supplies Needed:

**1/4 yard cotton fabric (I used lightweight canvas and twill)

**Medium weight cutaway stabilizer

**Temporary spray adhesive


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Air-erase pen

**Extra wide double fold bias tape


**Small plastic or metal rings (optional)

**Thin ribbon (1/8" wide to 1/4" wide), large needle, and beads (optional)
 


Designs Used:

For this tutorial I used the Springtime Bunting designs: Springtime Bunting 1, Springtime Bunting 2, and Springtime Bunting 3.
 


Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.


To begin, print the pattern piece. There are three different sizes of patterns - one for each size of the designs: large -- 6x10, medium -- 5x7, and small -- 4x4. Download and print the pattern piece according to the size of the design you are embroidering.  The piece will print on one piece of 8 1/2" wide by 11" high paper. Cut out the pattern piece.
 



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

To prepare the front fabric pieces, pin the pattern piece onto the fabric and trace the shape. Leave a couple of inches of excess fabric around the shape. 



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Then, to mark the next piece, rotate the pattern 180 degrees and align it with the side edge of the first shape (this conserves fabric). Pin in place and trace the shape. Repeat this process for as many buntings as you like.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 


Create a paper template of the design by printing it at full size using embroidery software. See these handy instructions for more information about making and using templates. Position the template inside the first shape. Allow at least 3/4" in between the top edge of the design and the top edge of the shape. 

Also, center the design side to side by measuring equal distances in between the side edges of the design and the side edges of the shape (allow at least 1/2" of space in between the edges of the design and the edges of the shape). Using an air-erase pen or other marking tool, poke a hole in the center of the template



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Remove the shape and draw lines connecting the marks.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining shapes.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 


Next, spray a piece of medium weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric on top. Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together by aligning the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric.  Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric. Embroider the design. When the design has finished, rehoop the fabric for the next shape, and embroider the design. Repeat this step for each of the shapes.
 



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

When all of the designs are finished, cut out the shapes.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

To prepare the back fabric, lay the embroidered front pieces on top of the fabric, right sides together, pin in place, and cut out the shapes. Or, you can make your buntings double-sided by embroidering the back piece just as you did the front.  Then, sew a 1/4" seam along the side edges only. Leave the top edge open for turning.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Trim the seam allowance at the bottom point; be careful to not cut any of the stitches. Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams. Then, top stitch a 1/8" seam along the side edges only.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

You can add a decorative tassel to add sparkle and interest!  Thread a large eye needle (I used a sharp tapestry needle) with thin ribbon and sew it through the bottom point of the bunting from back to front.  Then, tie a knot or two at the back end of the ribbon to hold it in place. Thread beads over the ribbon. Tie a knot at the opposite end of the ribbon to hold the beads in place.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Next, wrap the bias tape over the tops of the buntings leaving equal distances in between each one (I left about 1 1/2" in between each bunting). Also leave about 6" to 8" of excess at each end. Pin the tape in place. Fold the ends of the tape over 1/2" and pin in place. 



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Sew a seam along the inner edge of the tape along the entire length. To create hangers, you can add small plastic or metal rings at each end of the tape by tying or sewing them in place.  Or, simply make loops at each end and stitch them in place.



Free project instructions to make an embroidered springtime floral bunting.
 

Dress up your home with bright and colorful bunting. It makes any occasion --and everyday living -- more festive!

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Products used in this Project:

Springtime Bunting 1 $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.86" x 6.98" | 4.84" x 5.77" | 3.26" x 3.88"

Springtime Bunting 2 $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.85" x 6.93" | 4.83" x 5.73" | 3.25" x 3.86"

Springtime Bunting 3 $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.86" x 7.01" | 4.84" x 5.79" | 3.26" x 3.89"

Bird & Branch Bunting $2.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

4.18" x 5.20" | 3.45" x 4.30" | 2.32" x 2.89"

Bird Nest Bunting $2.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

3.95" x 4.22" | 3.27" x 3.50" | 2.19" x 2.34"

Apple Blossom Bunting $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

4.06" x 5.30" | 3.36" x 4.38" | 2.25" x 2.94"

Christmas Bunting - Holly $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.84" x 7.03" | 4.82" x 5.80" | 3.19" x 3.85"

Christmas Bunting - Mistletoe $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.83" x 6.91" | 4.82" x 5.70" | 3.28" x 3.86"

Halloween Bunting - Creepy Cat $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.82" x 7.06" | 4.81" x 5.83" | 3.20" x 3.88"