This bunting is fast and easy to make and doesn’t cost much, either– but it looks great!
- burlap (I used red)
- felt scraps (I used brown for the circle backings (each circle is roughly 5 inches) and white for the letters, but you can use whatever color you want)
- fusible lightweight interfacing (optional– I fused interfacing to the backside of my burlap circles to help prevent the burlap from fraying)
- ribbon in the length of your desired bunting size (I used one 9ft spool)
- sewing machine
- pattern sheet
1) Print out your pattern sheet and cut your felt and burlap circles. (If using interfacing, fuse to your burlap circles now.) Also cut four rectangular strips of burlap 3 by 8 inches and cut your letters out of felt. I just eyeballed the rectangles and didn’t measure them so they are a little different from one another, which I like.
2) Place your burlap circle on top of your felt circle. Then place one letter on top of each burlap circle and pin. Using your sewing machine, straight stitch down the center of each letter, sewing all three layers together. Do for each letter.
3) Then unspool your ribbon and find the center point (I just fold the length of ribbon in half. No measuring). Just right of center, place your “V” circle so that the ribbon is between the layer of felt and the layer of burlap. Zigzag stitch all around the circle edge, sewing the felt and burlap together and the ribbon securely between the two.
Repeat for the other letters, spacing the E evenly to the right of the V and the L and O evenly to the left of the V.
4) Then take your rectangles of burlap and fold them in half over the ribbon, two at the beginning and two at the end of your word. Space them evenly on either side. Then straight stitch back and forth over them, securing them to your ribbon.
Take scissors and cut a triangle out of the bottom of the rectangles. 5) Hang your bunting and enjoy!
It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate an anniversary or wedding. You could also do any word or color scheme to celebrate other events.