Sewing DIY: Rustic Bunting Flag


This is an incredibly easy sewing tutorial for a bunting flag which is a quick project to decorate a party or nursery.

I was inspired by this rustic flag I spotted while shopping at Rust & Roses:

And as my mom would say, “Let’s make it!” So here we go!

Materials Needed

  • Scrap fabric – cut as many triangles to size preference
  • Yards of double-fold bias tape – as long as you need

Time: 10-20 minutes


Step 1

Cut the pieces into triangles, your own size preference – doesn’t need to all be the same size.


Step 2

Make sure you leave about 12 inches or more before you start so you can tie the end of the flag around something. I don’t pin, instead I insert the cut triangle fabrics between the double-fold bias tape as I go, and sew rapid fast.

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Step 3

As you continue to sew, you can trade off with your fabric swatches, alternate with a pattern or go random if you have an uneven number – which is what I chose to do.  I also left space between my flags as I wanted them spread out.

Continue to sew the end of the bias tape a foot or so, just so you have another end of the flag to wrap around something and you’re done!


I found the bias tape for $.25 a yard at my local SAS Fabric, a local discount fabric warehouse. This project cost me next to nothing with my scrap fabric I had laying around, I’m pretty much a fabric collector – you never know when the right project comes along. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could use no-sew glue!


Are you eyeing my tablecloth? I made it, see the instructions here.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.


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