Crafts and Sewing – Making Circle Fabric Bunting

Whilst shopping in Palma, I came across a beautiful childrens store which had a gorgeous colourful window display and some circular bunting across the window. As one of my friends has just given birth to a baby girl and it will be a couple of weeks until I can get to see her with a present, I thought I would make some fabric circle bunting for her baby daughter’s room and post it with her card.

I chose a selection of three fabrics, striped, polka dot and floral, with a running theme of neon pink and accessorised with a grey bias binding to hang them up.

After folding the fabric over twice with right sides to right sides, so that the reverse of the fabric was facing up, I cut two different sizes of circles. Folding the fabric twice gave me four circles each time I cut, so saving time and drawing around my circle templates on the reverse enables the pen or pencil marks to be hidden when sewn on the right side. For the templates I drew around an egg cup for the smaller circles and the lid of some spray glue for the larger circles, so no fancy equipment needed!

Next place two of the equal sizes circles together, with the reverse of the fabrics together, right sides facing you and carefully machine stitch quite close to the edge in a matching or complimentary coloured thread.

When you have all your circles fold the bias binding in half and press, then place the tops of each circle inside the opening and pin. Using a thread to match the colour of the bias binding stitch along the length of the binding, catching the top of each circle.

Press each circle with a warm iron and it’s ready to hang, or in my case post!

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous 4 September, 2014 / 11:16 am

    Hi Karen,

    Welcome back. Things have been quiet on your blog front. Hope you had a great time in Palma. I love this blog. Bunting is so pretty and there are lots of different designs of fabric that you can use. I love the one you have made and I am sure your friend will be delighted with such a pretty present and also really flattered that you have taken time to make this.

  2. Karen Barlow 4 September, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and get back to me with your comment. I have been away on holiday, as you know, but to be honest I'm not sure where I stand with blogging since my break from it. Although I enjoy it still and started it as a hobby, for the effort that goes into it and the response I have had for over the last 3 years, well I'm not sure if it's worth the continued effort and time? I think holidays and a break from your normal routine are good for this reason, a time to reflect and evaluate things? Maybe I'll just blog once a week or on an ad hoc basis or maybe I"ll miss it and won't be able to stop! Who knows but thanks for keeping an eye on my blog and noticing I've been absent for a while x Its really appreciated 🙂

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