You will need the following:
- Fabric scraps (preferably organic cotton or recycled fabrics)
- Twine or string
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Fabric paint (optional)
- Gather your fabric scraps, you could even use old socks! Try to use fabric that is similar in weight and texture so that they hang evenly when strung together.
- Cut out triangles from the fabric scraps. You can use a template or make the triangles freehand, but make sure they're all roughly the same size and shape.
- Arrange the triangles in the order you want them to appear on your bunting. You can create a pattern or use a random arrangement.
- Cut a length of twine or string to the desired length of your bunting. Leave some extra length on each end for hanging.
- Take your first triangle and fold the top edge over the twine. Pin it in place.
- Continue folding each triangle over the twine, leaving a small gap in between each one. Make sure the triangles are evenly spaced and facing the right direction.
- Once you have all the triangles in place, sew a straight line across the top of each triangle to secure it to the twine. You can use a sewing machine or sew by hand.
- If desired, you can add extra decoration to the triangles with fabric paint or other embellishments.
- Hang your sustainable bunting up and enjoy!
By using fabric scraps and twine or string, you're creating a sustainable decoration that can be reused multiple times.
Plus, you're reducing textile waste and giving new life to fabrics that may have otherwise been discarded just like our TORE socks!
Image credits: Sewcream Studio