Friday, June 17, 2011

Project Day: Vintage Inspired Hanky Bunting








More and more fabrics are arriving in store at Bulimba. They have been ever so popular. This week I wanted to make a pretty little display bunting to hang in our fabric section. This one I made from vintage inspired hankies and bias tape.
  • Decide on the length of your bunting and that's how much bias tape you will need.
  • Fold your hanky's in half diagonally and press with iron.
  • Open up the bias tape and sew your first hanky in [ leave a little bias at the start and end so you can tie/hang your bunting ].
  • Mix and match the other hanky's and sew them in leaving approx 1-2 inches in between each one.
  • Hang somewhere for instant pretty!
Madly packing. I am leaving tomorrow for this......bit excited. I have a surprise guest blogger while I am away. Stay tuned!
Take care.
Simone xx

36 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous holiday! xxoo. :)

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  2. Pretty bunting! Great to have the opportunity to escape the cold for warmer climes and that georgeous clear blue water..have fun.

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  3. Love the bunting such a great idea to use hankies. And wow your fabric stash is looking good ;-)) Have a good trip away, dee x

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  4. What a cute bunting idea...so simple and sweet!!

    Enjoy your time away.

    x

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  5. Your fabric section has really expanded since the last time I saw it. Looks gorgeous.

    Lucky thing to be going to Vanuatu! It is on my wishlist. Have a truly wonderful break.

    Pam x

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  6. I just love bunting and these are particulary wonderful- reminds me of all the great flea markets I used to go to back in New York- picked up a lot of wonderful fabrics over the years- need to find similar ones here in Ireland! Beautiful- thanks for the inspiration on a very rainy morning here in Ireland.

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  7. The bunting is sweet! Enjoy your getaway. Best wishes, Tammy

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  8. Love the hanky bunting !
    Sue Vintage from the Village

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  9. Oh, love this project Simone! I am on hols as of today so can't wait to come up and check that new fabric out! X

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  10. What a great idea I think bunting looks really pretty & I am loving all thats vintage. Great idea looks beautiful

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  11. Nothing is sweeter my friend...well maybe YOU! Happy weekend.

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  12. Clever idea Simone and so easy. Feel like I havn't seen you for ages ha, will have to pull in for a chat soon. Hope you have a great weekend, xx Katherine

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  13. So charming! Have an amazing time! xo

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  14. Been away from blogging for about a year and I am so happy to come back and find one of my favorites still here! Love, love, love the hanky bunting! Can't wait to catch up on some of your posts!

    Robin

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  15. That bunting would look good in a girl's room or as a valance in a sitting room!.

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  16. Hi! I just found your blog and i love it! can't wait to follow it and all your cute crafty ideas, i live near Brisbane so i hope to make it into your shop soon!
    i'm excited as i just started my own blog if you care to take a peek- i'll definitely be looking to your for inspiration!
    alice x

    www.goldiedesign.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the bunting :) I love bunting & seeing it up so cute!! Have a great holiday Simone I am holidaying in Brissy visiting my family was hopeing to come see you in the shop, maybe next time enjoy your holiday it looks wonderfull, looking forward to the suprice blogger :) x

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  18. Gorgeous, Simone!! Have a great vacation :)

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  19. Love your hanky bunting Simone--if I could ever bring myself to re-use all my vintage hankies this is what I would do--perhaps I still may this summer. Have a wonderful vacation and I will definitely stop by to meet your guest blogger!

    xo Mary Jo

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  20. Simone~You always such great project ideas on here! Thanks for sharing...I think this will be a great DIY for my sister's "vintage garden theme" wedding.

    Jenna

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  21. love the bunting... and i am packing now... may i please come with you?

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  22. really nice!!! great idea!!! love it...
    xoxo

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  23. I love that! So creative...my mom and I made some paper ones for a shower recently. The fabric hanky ones look so easy to make though!

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  24. we must have good taste! looks so cute

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  25. Close behind you... I make my bunting with bandannas.
    Cheers!

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  26. Love the bunting. And your cockatoo lamps. Very inspiring.
    beth x

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  27. I NEED a bunting like that !!! Oh my gosh! DARLING!!! I do not sew ~ AT ALL... but I will figure out how to do this because I MUST have one!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  28. I think this may be the best idea I've ever seen for using and displaying vintage hankies. I'm headed for my machine right now. Thanks!

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  29. I have a secret love of hankies. So pretty, delicate and girly. What a wonderful idea for them so all can share in their beauty. Thank you

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  30. Oh you lucky lucky lucky girl! Have a fabulous vacation. Then again, how could you not?

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