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On-the-Edge Christmas Bunting

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting


Christmas bunting is a crafty way to decorate your home for the holidays. Each panel uses holiday-theme fabric and showcases a different Christmas design for a festive look.
 


Project Needs & Notes

-
1/2 yard (total) lightweight canvas for front and back of the panels
-
1/4 yard flannel for panel fronts
- Small pieces of print quilter's cotton for panel tops
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- 2 yards extra-wide double-fold bias tape
- 2 small plastic or metal rings for hanging

This tutorial uses the small size of the Christmas on the Edge design pack, and small size of the Holly design. Browse through the Christmas department to find something that matches your preference and decor.

Finished size: The finished size will vary depending on how many bunting panels you make, and the distance between each panel. This example uses 8 panels, and the finished size is 72" long.

This project was featured in the following:
Crafty Christmas Trunk Show Video
 

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Begin by preparing the fabric for the front panel.

Using an air-erase pen, draw a rectangle on the lightweight canvas to 7" x 6 1/2".

Measure and mark up 1/2" along the sides, starting at the bottom corners. This allowance is so the "on the edge" designs will be precisely on the edge of the panel.

Draw a line connecting the marks. Mark the center point of the line.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Print a template of the design and trim it, cutting right along the bottom edge of the design. Cut around the side and top, leaving about 1" of excess around the design.

If you do not have embroidery software that makes templates, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Place the template along the line you drew on the fabric.

Center the template side to side. Mark the center point, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis points.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Spray the cutaway stabilizer with a small bit of spray adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

Hoop fabric and stabilizer together, aligning the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

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.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

After embroidering, cut out the rectangle shape. There is no need to remove the excess stabilizer from the back of the fabric.

Next, make a piece for the top
of the panel. Cut a piece of print cotton that is 7" x 2 1/2".

Align the print cotton along the top edge of the embroidered piece, right sides together.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the top edge, then press with an iron.

Top-stitch a 1/8" seam along the bottom edge of the print fabric, just above the seam.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

To prepare the back fabric piece, lay the assembled front piece on top of the fabric, right sides together. Pin in place, and cut around the shape.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only. Leave the top edge open for turning.

When you reach the bottom of the fabric, sew the seam right along the bottom edge of the design.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Next, trim the bottom corners of the fabric. Be careful to not cut the seam.

Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams.

Top stitch a 1/8" seam along the side and bottom edges only, stopping and starting at the outer edges of the design. Do not sew over the design.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

Repeat this process for each panel. This example features a total of 8 panels, but make more or fewer depending on the space you wish to fill.

The "on the edge" designs are positioned so they "peek" from the bottom of the fabric. The holly designs were stitched in the center of the panels instead of the bottom.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

After the panels created, add the bias tape.

Wrap bias tape around the top edges of the panels, leaving about 8" of excess at each end and about 1" of space in between each panel.

Pin the tape in place and sew a seam along the entire inner edge of the tape.

T
o add the rings to hang the bunting, wrap the ends of the tape through the rings, fold the tape over to form a loop, and tack the tape in place with a few stitches.

Free project instructions to make a Christmas on the Edge bunting

This bunting is a fabulous way to showcase your favorite Christmas designs from Embroidery Library.

Find your new favorite design by browsing through the Christmas department to find something that matches your preference and decor.

On-the-Edge Christmas Bunting



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Products used in this Project:

Holly $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 5.68" | 3.28" x 3.86"