Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fourth of July Bunting

I had fun making Fourth of July Bunting for this week's project.  It is very easy to make.
I used remnants that I had on hand and even used scraps of worn out linen napkins.  I embellished with small flags, cut out stars and buttons. When all was finished, I strung it on a clothes line, and hung it in our carport (which more often than naught, serves as our covered patio).

I cut triangles of 13 inches in length and 12 inches in width at the top.  I cut 2 pieces at a time on the fold.
I then sewed with right sides together, leaving an opening of one inch on one side of the top and 2 inches on the other side (to make easier to right side out).

After turning right side out, I ironed and top stitched along the edge of top and sides;  leaving a one inch opening on both sides of the top.

Using a zig zag stitch, I sewed on stars and flags.

I added buttons...

I then strung each flag onto clothes line, at the top where I had left the inch of space open.

May your Fourth of July holiday be blessed, as you celebrate our country with family and friends.

Love Pam


  1. O Pam, the bunting is amazing! You're so talented! I made (cough - very basic!) bunting for our 4th July celebration. It's hanging out right now, but flags and bunting were definitely made without our winds in mind.... I hope it survives the day.
    Your bunting has certainly inspired me for making much nicer bunting for next year.
    Have a great day
    Love, Anne x

  2. Wow that is so lovely! I love seeing the little projects you make!

  3. PAM!!!!! I had no idea you were on, or had a blog that I could soak up! I have missed you so much! I know that's silly, since you are my mom's friend, but you always made me feel like one of your kids, and I have thought about you SO often!
    I LOVE the bunting!!!! I am going to start making them today! I have a huge bag of scraps, and it will be perfect! Although with no sewing machine it may be next July before they are ready! ;-)
    SO so so happy to see you on here!!!!

  4. Anne, thanks for the sweet encouragement, I've never considered myself much of a seamstress, but I enjoy myself most when in the midst of creating something. I always feel as if I am a kid again. I think it is so awesome to think of you celebrating the 4th of July with us. With so much anti-Americanism in the world, it is comforting to be reminded of our friends.

    Jodi and Danielle, how fun to have you on my blog. It is truly a special treat to me, because I have always thought of both of you (as you mentioned Danielle) like one of my own special daughters.
    Danielle, I wonder if you could make the Bunting with a poster board backing, and hot glue it on, leaving the same little gap at top to string it up with.
    Love you

  5. O my goodness Mom! Its GORGEOUS!!! That is a treasure!

    Seeing the pictures of home really makes me homesick. I miss you guys so much. Hearing Dad's voice on my voicemail the other day warmed my heart. I didn't delete the message :)

  6. I am always the last one to see that you update and I get so excited when I see that you did update and I think to myself, "yes I will be the first to leave a comment" LOL! I do enjoy reading everyone's comments though. Its like reading a book.

    I just absolutely LOVE your Bunting! It filled me with such worm and cozy feelings for celebrating our nations anniversary. I wish I could sew as well as you do mom. Maybe when I come to visit we can catch up on some of your projects and do a practice session with you again.
    I so loved this post mom. I have been holding my tears in side of me the last couple of weeks just missing you so terribly. But today they just gushed out and I couldn't hold them in any more. I am glad I got them out of my system. But then again here they come again as I am writing this comment. I love you and dad so much and I wish so bad I could be back home with you and celebrate the 4th with you.
    ~ Marie