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Bobby Bunting Flags

Super easy bunting that you can use to decorate your home or embellish for a special occasion. This simple pennant flag design is quick to make up and easy to string as many flags as you require.

For pattern templates head to my Etsy shop. Pattern includes 2 sizes of bunting, photographic instructions and a bonus template for a handy Flag bag to store your bunting away safely.

Choose a selection of fabrics that compliment each other and get creative making bunting for all occasions.

1/4″ seam allowance is included in my pattern templates ( 1/4″ guide foot is really helpful if you have one).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • Bias binding or tape
  • scissors
  • Thread
  • Needle or sewing machine

Let’s go!

1. CUT

Cut out all your flags (2 pieces per flag)


Lay 2 flag pieces right sides together and SEW 3 sides (sides/base) leaving top edge open

CLIP corners and PRESS seams open. Poke into corners with a sharp implement like scissors, pencil or knitting needle.

Turn through right way out and TOPSTITCH the seams 0.3cm from the edge (leaving top edge often)

Repeat with all your bunting flags


Use bias binding tape (pre-folded is good) or a cotton tape folded in half length ways to tuck your bunting flags into.

Sandwich your flags into the binding/tape at equal distances (use a tape measure or ruler for accuracy) 5-10cm is a good distance.

And there you have it! A gorgeous string of handmade bunting that can be made as long as you like and embellished for different occasions. Try adding applique letters or trims to pimp your bunting designs.

Now to keep your handmade bunting clean and safe make a simple flag bag to store your bunting whilst not in use. The bag templates come with the Bunting pattern available in my Etsy shop but see instructions here: ‘Bobby Bunting Bag instructions

Freckles and Co Bunting flag bag

Samples shown in this tutorial were made using Bear Essentials cotton from PB Textiles.

Share you makes with me @frecklescraft

Happy sewing

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