Tuesday, August 16

DIY: no sew bunting

no sew, you say? sign me up.

i tweeted about wanting a long bunting and asked where i should buy it. ally, being the good friend she is, suggested that i just hot glue my fabric to bias tape for the sewed-on look. i love the sewed-on look a lot more than the glued-on look. mmkay?

wanna know how i met ally? we both pinned things that were similar in style, and lexi, who won the joyful life library giveaway, said... YO you and aly need to be friends. you pin the same things without knowing it. lexi didn't really say yo but it would have been funny if she did. these ladies love Jesus and DIYS… which makes me really happy.

are you convinced to start a blog, and join twitter and pinterest yet? DO IT.

this was my first time joining forces with the glue gun since the incident. i was a bit skeptical.

but, i got over it.

here is my no sew bunting…
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supplies:
bias tape
scrap fabric
hot glue
scissors

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i used scrap vintage sheets too. obviously.

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step 1: cut a pile of small rectangles and a pile of large ones, too. i mean, really, you can make them any shape or size but if you want to make it professional quality just like mine you can do the small and large rectangles.

hardy har har.

step 2: lay out your bias tape and start gluing. glue a big one, glue a small one, glue a big one, glue a small one. and so on and so forth.

step 3: hang it up and admire your crafty, no-sew goodness.

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it is a personal goal of mine to have a bunting or banner hanging in every room of our house. two down, five to go.

and it totally looks sewn, right?

31 comments:

  1. Looks great! Hope you didn't get too much glue on you. :)

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  2. I love this project! It looks so beautiful above all of the photos :) I can't wait to try it!

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  3. awesome possum! i sewed my last bunting but this looks way easier. i love the glue gun. sweet idea!

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  4. Super cute bunting, always love your blog girly!

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  5. That looks really cute. I love the variations in colors.

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  6. This is beautiful! So a lot of those scraps are vintage bed sheets? Did you pick them up at a thrift shop, or did you just have them laying around? I wish I had more fabric like yours, to make a project like this more worthwhile!

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  7. I just found my weekend project! Looks wonderful!

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  8. So cute! I just met Ally through a swap - so excited to have her as a swap partner! ;)

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  9. Very cute girl! I love "no-sew" crafts! I will have to make this out of all my scraps!

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  10. Super cute...it looks very dottie angel! I never would have thought of using hot glue!

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  11. gosh darn, that's perfect! i have a sewing machine but i would glue over sew any day! and wow, i love those sheets!

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  12. i love it, miss crafty pants!
    mostly the no sew part. sewing hates my guts.

    xo

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  13. thank you, thank you, thank you! I just bought a bunch of fabric to make bunting for my girls' room , only I have no idea how to sew! Minor detail ;) I'm totally doing this!

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  14. absolutely love this--i do not know how to sew myself and i have made paper bunting in the past but using fabrics and still not having to sew them (??!!) totally doing this! you find the most precious fabrics too..loving this, such inspiration!

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  15. Very cute! And what a fast easy way to do it!

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  16. FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!
    sewing scmewing! I just can't get the hang of it.
    Hot Glue... YES PLEASE!
    xxO

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  17. Love it! :)

    Um, can you tell me where you got the 'I have always known it was you' print? It is precious!
    -JennaLynn

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  18. love this! it totally looks sewn! great job, i might have to try this.

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  19. i love it! so cute! and come and check out my blog today - i'm having a giveaway for some awesome vintage fabric. :) http://eagerhands.blogspot.com
    blessings,
    lora

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  20. it looks beaitiful! I love the fabrics you used! I've got a couplein my house and in my backyard - my husband is starting to hate them. I've got to try the little square shapes though, haven't tried it yet. I'm sure my husband will be so thrilled.:)

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  21. love it!
    good job not allowing things to get more complicated than they need to be!

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  22. You say it's your goal to have bunting in every room? This is why we must be friends.

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