Kite Bunting

This cute bunting can be found in our window here at Patch. Now that summer finally arrived in the UK, why not brighten up your garden. Its so easy to make a is a great scrap busting project.

What you will need:

4 fat eighths or scrap pieces measuring approx, 5" x 8" for kite fronts
1/2m plain fabric for kite backs
5 pieces of ribbon measuring 12"
5 buttons
Scraps of ribbon or ricrac measuring 4"

5 x 5" squares from patterned fabrics
6 x 8" x 5" rectangles from patterned fabrics

Cut the 5" squares in 1/2 to make triangles.
Cut the rectangles in 1/2 to make triangles - cut 3 one way and 3 the other way to make left and right hand pieces. (Dont panic - you are supposed to have leftovers of the bottom triangles!)

Arrange the kite front pieces as above until you are happy with the layout.
2 triangles from squares at the top
2 triangles from rectangles at the bottom.
Right sides together, sew together the top 2 triangles using a 1/4" seam allowance
Followed by the bottom 2 triangles.

Right sides together - join the top triangles to the bottom pieces.
Press seams open and trim

Repeat for all 5 kite fronts.
Using the kite front you have just sewn together as a template, cut the plain backing fabric to shape.

Pin together the pieced kite fronts and the backing, with right sides together.
For each kite take a 30cm piece of ribbon and tuck into the bottom point between the 2 kite pieces.
Sew all around each kite, using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a gap for turning. Finish with backstitch.
Trim the corners and turn right side out. Press.

Topstitch round the outside of the kites closing the turning gap.
Pin the kites to the cotton tape or binding equal distance apart.
Attach the kites to the tape with buttons.

Tie ricrac or ribbon scraps to the ribbon kite tails.
Hang up and Enjoy!!

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