Our friends over at Totally Stitchin’ posted this fun and easy Party Bunting Serger Project! I can envision a different themed bunting for every holiday. Sure, as outlined below, this bunting project features fun fabrics. But, you can make your party bunting even more unique by adding festive embroidery or vinyl. Create unique, one-of-a-kind party bunting for birthdays, baby showers, bridal shower, wedding, and more!!!
Bunting adds so much festivity and color to a party, and this easy bunting tutorial is the perfect project for any get together!
It’s really awesome when you can make your own out of fabric because it can be used over and over again (passed around to family and friends for their parties, too)! You can also customize the length and size of the pennants! It can be laundered if it needs it, but, it can also be ironed (which is an added bonus for re-use)! I made this fun bunting for a baby shower for my sister’s second baby, or “sprinkle,” as it is termed for second “lighter” showers. And thus, our theme was SPRINKLES! Yummy! 🙂
What’s really awesome about this tutorial is, it’s made completely with a serger!! It’s so quick and fun!I do apologize, I don’t remember how much fabric I purchased. But, I got 6 coordinating fabrics and they were 9″ long and 7″ wide at the top (you can customize yours to whatever size you’d like). A 1/2 yard of each fabric will get you a lot of triangles for a decently long bunting! You’ll of course, need a serger, I got to use the Baby Lock Ovation (what an amazing serger…seriously) for this project! In addition, you’ll need 4 coordinating serger thread cones.
Party Bunting Instructions
1. Cut your triangles (make them whatever size you’d like, mine were 9″ long by 7″ wide at the top). I made my triangles double-sided because both sides would be exposed and it’s sturdier (aka, the triangle won’t curl up at the point as easily as single layer fabric triangles). So, I cut double the triangles. After I cut a couple, I used them as patterns. Rotary cutting makes it really fast!
2. After cutting, double up your triangles.
3. Set up your serger for a 4-thread overcasting stitch. Now, we’ll serge the 2 long edges of each triangle. Don’t serge the top edges of your triangles yet! There’s 2 ways you could overcast the 2 long edges of your triangles. At first, I was serging the right long edge and then…
the left long edge. I started at the point for the left edge so that the stitch would look consistent on the fronts and backs, but, they don’t really look that different, so, you might not even worry about that! 🙂
I ended up adopting this technique and finishing up the rest this way, shown below. You simply serge the right long edge of a bunch at the same time. Start with and serge the right edge of “1” and then, place the right edge of “2” in and repeat for all that you have. Then, you’ll clip them apart and turn them over and serge the other long side.
4. Fray check your points. After they’ve dried, clip the serger tails off.
5. Next, decide what order you’d like to place your pennants in.
And, create stacks in that order. Then, take one from each pile, stacking them in order to create one large pile to take to the serger in the desired order.
6. Serge off about a 7″ tail before you begin (this may be used for hanging. Then, starting with the top triangle, overcast the top edge.
When you get close to the end, stop and overlap the next triangle underneath the previous about a 3/8.”
Continue serging, making sure they stay overlapped.
Your party bunting is beginning to look so cool! 🙂
Continue until you’re done…so easy!! Your party bunting is going to be fabulous!
Hang with thumb tacks.
Happy Serging! I always love to see what you’re making with our projects here at Totally Stitchin’! Post some pictures on our Totally Stitchin’ Facebook page!!