For those of you, like me, who have a fear of making bias tape, or even aren't that comfortable working with store-bought versions... this is the bunting tutorial for you! What's nice about this particular version is you can space the pennants as much as you'd like. I also thought about it after I was done, but you could also thread beads between the pennants, too. (shells would've been a smart looking addition to this particular project).
I made this version with all 7 prints from my Cloud9 Fabrics collection, Beyond the Sea.
I've created a handy .pdf template that has a diagram of the triangle, as well as the directions, so feel free to download it.
1. Gather your materials- the list is on the template.
2. Fold the fabric as noted on template. My photo doesn't show it, but afterwards, I realized it would save a step if you fold so facing sides are together.
3. After cutting as many pennants as you'd like, pin them to keep from slipping. Mark the dots (on template) with either pins or a light pencil.
4. Stitch 1/4" from edge between the two dots. Back tack at each dot, but don't go past those points- you will need at least an inch of opening for turning and threading.
5. Trim the tip of the triangle and turn inside out. I found that pushing the tip with a bone folder up through the opening worked great.
6. Use the boning tool to push out the tip and seams.
7. When the triangle has been mostly reshaped, take your pinky and tuck in the corners at the opening- the line is marked on the template. Trying to push it in little by little proved to be frustrating: it worked best when I tucked in too much, then pulled it back out to the proper point. Be sure to keep the tucked fabric tidy and smooth inside. You will have trouble threading if it sis bunched up otherwise. When the shape is perfect, press.8. Topstitch 1/4" from top edge. This will leave an opening approximately 1/2" - 3/4" for threading.
9. Tape your cording (or ribbon or twill tape, etc) to the end of a pencil or a threading tool or thin dowel). Thread the cord through the pennants in the order you like.
10. Make a loop at both ends for hanging.