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Pinking Shears

Basic sewing kit

Geometric Bunting Templates


Geometric Bunting

Bunting with a difference

These geometric shapes put a funky, modern twist on classic bunting, making for a unique room decoration. This project was first featured in Simply Sewing magazine.


Making the Shapes

Trace around the templates and cut them out.


To make each shape, cut your fabric in half to make two squares then place them wrong sides (WS) together.


Place one template in the centre of one side of the fabric and draw around it (image 01).

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Stitch the two pieces of fabric together along the drawn lines.


Cut out the shapes just outside the stitched line using pinking shears for a decorative effect. You could use ordinary scissors instead if you prefer or cut some straight-edged shapes and some pinked (image 02).

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Lay all your shapes out on a flat surface and move them around until you are happy with the colour and shape order. You can either alternate them regularly or go for a more random selection. Pile up the shapes in the order you want them to be joined.

Sewing the Shapes Together

Set your machine to a long, straight stitch (4 is about right).


Make sure there is a long length of thread coming out of your machine, as you’ll need this to tie the bunting with. Sew through the centre of the first shape whilst holding tightly onto the thread behind it (image 03).

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When you have sewn through the first shape, continue sewing, and again hold the shape and thread behind it tightly or the machine will get into a knot as there is nothing for it to sew though.


After a few stitches, feed the next shape from your pile through the machine then continue adding all the shapes in the same way (image 04).

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Leave a long length of thread at the end when you have attached the final shape for tying.

Top Tip

This technique works really well with paper shapes too. Cut them out and machine stitch through for a fast finish.

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First published in Simply Sewing Magazine.