I sewed a bunting out of vintage linens and doilies as a little Valentine's Day present for my sons sweet girlfriend Katie. (hanging above it is a garland I made in a class taught by Pam Garrison that I wrote about HERE)
I started by cutting out 15 triangles of heavy canvas to use as my base. My triangles were about 10" long and 7" wide, and my finished bunting was about 10 feet long.
I sewed the triangles together at the top with 2 pieces of seam binding...one on the front and one on the back, with the canvas in the middle. Cut 2 long pieces of seam binding, leaving about 3 feet loose on each end for hanging. By sewing the seam binding on both sides, the banner will hang properly and not twist.
Then the fun part...layering and stitching your vintage linens. I never pass up an inexpensive damaged linen at the flea market...those are the ones I don't feel guilty cutting up!
Some linens were sewed onto the canvas and cut into a triangular shape, and others like the crochet doilies, were left in their natural shape and just trimmed at the top.
I stayed with a pastel palette, because Katie is a fan of Shabby Chic.
And I wrapped it up with a copy of one of my favorite books...
She loved it...and I thought you might too!