Elizabeth is delightful and pretty, so much so she is sharing her no sew bunting tutorial with all of you pretty Craft Snobs right here. You can find Elizabeth blogging at Delightfully Tacky.
I'm making strings of bunting for my wedding, but I don't have a sewing machine, so I had to figure out a way to do it without sewing. Instead, I used stitch witch, hem tape and a regular ol' hair straightener.
All you need is:
yarn (or twine, or something to hang your little flags)
stitch witch or hem tape
a hair straightening iron
a tape measure (if you want more precision, though you can just eyeball it!)
Make a template out of cardboard to create your double-sided. To figure out how many you need, determine how long of a strand you want to make and how close together you want the flags. Then you can figure how many of each color of flag you need. I put a foot in between each flag.
In order to keep the flags in place so they don't slide around, I put a little bit of hem tape at the top to fuse the flag to the yarn. Use the hair straightener to fuse it. I put my straightener on mid-high heat and clamp it there for about 3-8 seconds.
After I fuse the flag to the yarn, I fuse the sides together using the same method. After I'm done with all the flags, I go back and trim the edges so they aren't frayed.
And there ya go, Ta-da! Here's the finished bunting! I'm making three 50 ft. strands (150 ft total!), so I'm in full-on bunting mode lately. My living room has fabric everywhere! I have a few more projects going on, some no-sew and hopefully I can borrow a friend's sewing machine for a couple sewing projects! I can't wait to show you all the fun crafting I've been up to!