How to Upcycle Fabric Scraps into Festival Bunting

This How to Guide for making no sew festival bunting out of scrap fabric was provided by Amanda Dannells-Bewley of Bewley’s Bunting Emporium.

Festival Tassles: Materials

– cotton wide tape – Scrap material pieces bed linen, old shirts or dresses are ideal – Ribbon or material pieces  – Fabric glue – optional

Step 1: Make your fabric into strips

Take your cloth pieces and fold your fabric in half so the two shorter sides meet. Then cut your fabric into strips about 2.5cm wide and 40cm long.

Step 2: Tie your fabric on

Take three or four fabric strips and fold them in half. Tie them onto the tape. Use the smaller fabric scraps or ribbons to tightly secure the tassles.

Step 3: Repeat

Repeat until you have 20 to 30 tassels at 10-12cm distance apart or until your tape is a full of tassels.

Mini Festival Bunting: Materials

– fabric tape or string – Scraps and off-cuts of ribbons and material – Fabric glue optional

Step 1: Cut your fabric

Cut your fabric scraps, old materials or ribbons into roughly 1cm wide x 10cm long strips.

Step 2: Tie on your materials

Leaving around 15cm at either end of the tape, for hanging up the bunting, tie your materials one or two pieces at a time along with the tape.