How To Make a Quick & Easy Baby Room Bunting Without Sewing a Stitch

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Stitchless Craft

Do you remember when we used to use needle and thread to sew with.

Well not any more...try this quick and easy and pretty idea for a babies or child's room without sewing a stitch.

Recently I visited my daughter on the beautiful Gold Coast of Queensland. For those of you who are not familiar with this part of the world the Gold Coast is called as such for it's almost year round sunshine and warm weather. One of Australia's most popular holiday destinations it is located on the East Coast of Australia at the bottom of the large state of Queensland and approximately 1000 kilometers north of Sydney. The Gold Coast is host to some of Australia's top surfing competitions; is home to Australia's best amusement parks including Dreamworld; Sea World; Movie World and Water World and has some of the best beaches and entertainment strips on the eastern seaboard.

I made the trip north for my granddaughters third birthday and to help my daughter as she is now in her third trimester of her second pregnancy. While there, in preparation for the party she decided that it would be nice to decorate for the party by making a pretty bunting to hang in my granddaughters bedroom. With party food and presents and guests to organize she decided to make the bunting with pinking shears and fabric glue and some fabric pieces that she had collected to save time. The tape was measured and bought separately.

Preparation

To get started you will need:

  1. A selection of fabrics- half meter pieces can often be picked up inexpensively from thrift shops and in bargain bins at fabric and haberdashery stores. We chose a selection of dots, florals and stripes for contrast.
  2. To measure the length of the wall area where you want to hang the bunting so that you will know the correct length of tape to buy. The length will decide how many triangles of fabric you will need. We needed 17 triangles to fit across the length of the wall where we wanted to hang the bunting.
  3. Pinking shears - speciality scissors with a zig zag edge, available from sewing suppliers.
  4. Fabric Glue - available from any haberdashery or craft store.
  5. Binding tape - we bought three meters of flat twill tape similar to the tape that can be used on curtains and blinds, measured to the length required. We chose to hang the bunting across the length of the bedroom wall.(see photo)
  6. Velcro stick on dot's to keep flags in place (optional)
  7. Felt letters for creating the childs name (optional) you can make your own by buying different pieces of felt or other colored fabric and cutting out or you can purchase a pack of fabric letters, again available at craft, art or sewing supply places.

To complete the task you will need to:

  • Decide on your size for each triangle - then measure and cut out a triangle template from cardboard keeping in mind that when it is folded it should be perfectly in line with the other side and that it is large enough to fold in two.
  • Fold your fabric pieces in half so that the template can be placed on the fold of the fabric.
  • Place your template with the widest side on the fold of your fabric of choice and trace around edges with fabric marking pen. Placing your template on the fold of the fabric ensures two evenly cut triangles.
  • Cut out your triangles with your pinking shears keeping to the traced outline.
  • Place triangles over tape, the triangles should line up evenly.
  • Glue the letters on - If you want to put your child's name on the bunting it's an easy process to glue each letter in place and allow the fabric glue to dry.
  • Attach adhesive Velcro spots to the inside of each triangle to hold triangles in place if needed.
  • Hang bunting in place on wall.

This bunting is a cheap and easy and pretty way to decorate your child's room for a birthday party, or just for anytime. And it is a lovely and safe way when supervised to include your child in preparation for their birthday party and introduce them to the art of fabric craft ( children love to use craft glue and velcro dots and alphabet letters ) It's sure to be a winner.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Whew!! this is great.would love to try this one..we're planning to have a baby next year ..i could use all those tips and suggestions :)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Oh that's such lovely news!! how exciting planning a baby...I think you will like the bunting it's so easy with no sewing at all...my daughter and I had a lot of fun making it...thanks for dropping by & leaving such awesome comments...cheers


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Thank you Carter!! will really bookmark this hub for sure.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Great fun idea.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thank you for your comment tirelesstraveler...it was a lot of fun...cheers


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Mary, you never stop to amaze me, you are so creative, this is a wonderful idea, especially for somebody like me, you can't sew.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thanks for your kind comment Margarita...my daughter came up with the idea and did most of the work and it was such fun to do as well...glad you liked the no sewing required bunting:) cheers


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Mary,

What a great unique idea! My brother and sister-in-law are having their 2nd child next Spring so that would be a great idea to make for them! Excellent fun to make! Voted up sharing and pinned!! :-)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Oh thank you so much Suzie, you are sweet to vote and pin and I'm sure they will love it for their little one...have a great day...cheers


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Such a cute project here. Thanks for sharing your method and showing off little Sadie's d├ęcor. :) Adding the felt letters added dimension to the bunting, as opposed to using flat fabric or painting them on.


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carter06 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thank you R Talloni.. So glad you think so, we really enjoyed making this one for Sadie & ever so easy..cheers

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