To most people deciding to make 50m of bunting 5 weeks before our handmade wedding would be over-ambitious but this thought did not cross my mind until about 20m in! Here’s how my bunting journey began…
- I can’t resist fabric shopping and now I’ve found a couple of fab websites I can do it from the comfort of my own home when my sewing machine is looking lonely and ready for a challenge!! Somehow my browser ended up taking me to my fabric house and fabric rehab and the fun began (luckily I already knew my colour scheme or I would have been bankrupt!!)
- With fabric chosen, the post arrived a few days later and then it was time to cut 280 triangles – I’d already done the first 10m a couple of weeks ago to test at the venue for size etc so only another 40m to go with 35 double sided triangles per 10m run.
- With a large pile of fabric triangles in front of me the next task was to sew them together to make my bunting double sided.
- Several hours (and bunts) later they were done and it was time to cut my ribbon into 10m strips before folding in half and sewing triangles into it.
- Many more hours later and my bunting was complete, taking 1.5 days total to do, and much relief when the last stitch was sewn!
The problem now is that I could quite happily make more, and am considering selling some in my Folksy shop (after the wedding of course!) if only as an excuse to do more fabric shopping.
So, after making 100 wedding favours, invites, menus, order of service, pompoms, bunting and 300 flowers what other challenge can I set myself with just over 4 weeks to go??