festive decorations!

March 5, 2010

they call the garlands that look sort of like this one over at My Favourite Dress “scallop bunting”, which is where i got the inspiration for mine. i wasn’t really sure what bunting was so i had to look it up – it has apparently (according to our friends around the world and at Wikipedia) evolved from being the the worsted wool fabric used for flags in the British Royal Navy to referring to “any festive decorations made from fabric”.

how lovely! i think i’ll make all sorts of “bunting” from here on in.

theirs are made from some really beautiful vintage and recycled fabrics, mine is from scraps my mom sent me in the mail over a year ago that have been sitting forlorn in the shipping package they were sent in until today. i think it’d probably be easier to use some of that ribbon stuff that comes folded over and around a piece of cardboard (does anyone know what i’m talking about? i think it has a name) but maybe you’d have trouble finding that in the colours you want. i just pressed strips of blue fabric in half and then folded the sides in so it would have a finished seam on both sides.

time to celebrate!


2 Responses to “festive decorations!”

  1. Heather Says:

    Another beautiful project! It’s called bias binding, and it comes in double fold and single fold, I believe you would want double fold and it comes in almost every colour found at your local large box fabric store.

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